Saturday, December 30, 2006

I am still alive

I am still alive and well, and hanging out in Saskatchewan. I've just been without an internet connection since I left home last Friday. I have covered part of Alberta and a good portion of Saskatchewant so far, and I will then need to retrace my steps to fly back home on Tuesday. I will work on having a real post then (like the Christmas meme, wildly past due, and maybe some pictures of the gifts I actually made.) Until then, time with family is fun but exhausting, so I'm going to have a nap.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Christmas Cheer

Please go read Steph's post here. And do try to give what you can (to MSF or to the charity of your choice). Sadly, between Suki cat's surgery and my flight home, I can't manage anything above my regular donation, but at least its something.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Christmas is nuts!

Yeah, I'm going a little nuts getting ready for Christmas. There's a lot to do before I get on a plane next Friday! I'm still working on a super-secret project for the boy, and I'm not sure right now if I can get it done for "our" Christmas on Sunday. I think I have almost all the supplies together, so hopefully in the midst of the cleaning/laundry on Saturday. I can talk about this here because the boy has decided not to read this. He feels like he's reading my diary, and isn't comfortable with that.

I've actually been doing some knitting, but I don't have any pictures. I designed a vest on the fly out of some Handmaiden yarn, and its almost done. Hopefully there will be pictures soon, although I can't promise anything before Christmas.

Anyway, I don't have a lot to say, but I wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


So, this is entirely non-knitting related, so if that's what you're hear for, you'll be sadly disappointed.

So, I've booked my flight home for Christmas, and I'll be gone from December 22 to January 2. I wasn't terribly concerned about not being here for New Year's Eve (NYE) since I've never done anything special for NYE before. Then, ideas started circulating for fun plans for NYE that involve dressing up and everything. I would dearly love to wear a great dress for something special like NYE with the boy, so I started looking into changing my flight.

Everyone I've talked to about this is supportive of me changing my flight (even though its money I don't really need to spend) except the boy. (Please note, I haven't mentioned the plan to my parents, as I don't think they'll be enthused either.) He keeps telling me I should use the time to visit my family (especially since I'll be leaving the country for an extended period at some point, probably this year). So, what do I do? If I change my flight, I'll be missing one full day with my extended family, and a day in the car with my immediate family. If I don't change my flight, I'll end up spending NYE playing board games with my cousins (which isn't bad, it just pales in comparison to other options). Advice?

Edited to add: I just read this over at Jo's