Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Catching Up

I'm happy to be back to red here at Short Story Long.  Happy December to you! 

Just 23 days left until Christmas, you know.  I spent a lot of November working on some projects that left me with mixed emotions.  I was asked to knit some things, and I was flattered that my friend thinks I'm a good knitter, and pleased to be asked.  I was frustrated that I struggled with so many steps.  That was part of the process, finding mistakes, but I like to do things right the first time, especially when it's time consuming.  On the plus side, I learned a lot.  My friend joked that  my FLS would be a piece of cake.  No joke; I wish I had time to knit myself a sweater before Christmas, but I don't know if that will happen.  Anyway, I am left to my own devices, now.  Hurray!  There's a list in my head just waiting for some little check marks.    

We had a nice Thanksgiving with BFJ's family, and on Friday we went to Aunt Banana's.  There were 29 people for the parade and then dinner; Aunt Banana took it upon herself to entertain the nine boys under ten.  Wasn't that nice?  I caught glimpses of Bingo and Reindeer-Reindeer-Santa (a.k.a. Duck-Duck-Goose.)  Aunt Sharol had some delicious Pineapple Cheese spread that was great with pretzels.  She said she'll send me the recipe.  Oh by the way, if you were thinking of trying the pie, don't bother.  The unanimous opinion was that it was weird.  I don't blame BFJ; it was just weird.  Although pretty.  He also made homemade marshmallows last week, per his mom's request.  I'm not a big one for marshmallows but I know they are disappearing around here.  

While we were out of school, we went to a late-ish showing of A Christmas Carol with Aunt Kina.  I think we all enjoyed it although there was some arm-grabbing when Marley appeared.  (You're probably getting jealous of all our fabulous aunts.)    

It's snowing today, just in time for some new blog header pictures.  We were supposed to get a couple of inches, and we're quite past that, so that has skewed my plans for the day.  However, I have SO many things to do, I'm sure I'll find something to check off my list.  I believe Natalie and I have discussed before, or maybe it's just me: when I have a list, and then I get something done that's not on the list, I add it to the list just so I can have that satisfying *swoosh* of the pencil across the item.  And every swoosh across the list will give me more reasons to blog, so I'm planning to be back here shortly.  Like, every day.  Okay, maybe not every day; but a lot.   


Judy said...

i love the new red picture. I,too, add to the list of things I did do that I didn't plan to.

Thimbleanna said...

1. Yay, I'll be glad to see you back here more often.
2. Love the new blog header.
3. Aunt Banana and I must share a name?
4. Did you like The Christmas Carol? My family wants to go see it -- I've always hated that story -- maybe it's just the sound of the word Scrooge -- like fingernails on chalkboard to my ears LOL.
5. I must've missed that the FLS wasn't for you?
6. I have homemade marshmallows on my list -- can't wait.
7. I love your list philosophy -- I do that too!
8. Whew! I made it through my list! ;-)