Dec 26, 2007

The Aftermath

O HouseChristmas was lovely. But that is not all that has transpired. No sir, no. I have a new WIP, as well as a FO. My fourth anniversary has passed by, and there was a night out with some friends. Lots and lots of presents as well. :)

Where shall I start? How about we start with that night out. Thursday, Tyler's girlfriend came back from Iraq (yes, I know, all the goods ones are taken and suchwhat). To celebrate we went out to the bar. Someone was kind enough to watch my children for me on a school night. :P It was funny to get out on a weeknight. The celebration was really rather small, four people including myself. Still, it was a blast. The next morning I took the boys out to Cracker Barrel for some breakfast. I was very tired, so we went back to the house and napped after that. lol

Saturday, my parents arrived. Saturday was also my fourth anniversary. It's hard to Usbelieve, some days, that it has been so long. We've worked through so many troubles, and I find myself loving him more every day. The deployment had me really afraid, doubting our relationship even...those just proved to be unfounded fears. Things are actually a bit better between us now, which is wonderful. I do not regret saying "I do", or any of the decisions we have made. For each has led us to where we are now. This is a nice place, though, of course, I'd rather have him here with me right now. Alright, enough of that, I'll have you all crying again. My parents and I went out to Target to finish up our Christmas shopping. It was amazing that the place wasn't packed. Everyone was probably at Wal-Mart. We got dinner and shopped in about two hours. That's a record I believe.

Christmas Carnage

Sunday, my mother-in-law, and her mother (grandma-in-law?) got in. Also, my dad was running around the house fixing things left and right. It's his way. He really isn't able to sit still. I believe we made cookies. Or something to that effect. On Christmas Eve day, my mother and I went to see Sweeney Todd!! It was fantastic! Visually stunning! Johnny was amazing, as always, he even had a rather good singing voice. Oh, it's also excessively gory, just so you know. After the crazies were tucked into their beds, we set to wrapping gifts. Santa brought quite a haul! Christmas morning was a blast, I got a fantabulous dress that my dear Mr. Shad picked out himself. It's perfect!! There will be pictures of that soon, you bet. Oh, and there was a teary moment when my MIL opened her present from my hubby. He had gone out of his way to reserve/buy a black and tan Cocker Spaniel puppy for her, from a very nice breeder in VA (who, btw, is a quilter). Her reaction was priceless.

Gifts from Lesley 001Now, onto the knitting! I know that is what you've been waiting for. First, thank you to Ms Lesley D for the knitastic birthday/Christmas gifts!! They are awesome! Some lovely handknit mitts, and a cute t-shirt. It says "Will Knit for Tattoos", ain't that the truth?! As for my own knitting, I have a FO to share. It took me all of maybe two days. Gee, I forgot how instantly gratifying a bulky weight hat on large needles can be! It's a worsted weight, double stranded and knit on size 13 needles. The hat is a gift for a Firefly fan/friend of mine, Joel. Yes, he's been mentioned on here before. I told him we demand a picture of him wearing the hat after he receives it. For now, you'll have to deal with me. The WIP is my favorite. It's been MONTHS since the Amazonas disaster mishap. And I still intend to restart and knit those socks. I am wary now, though. There are other things to knit, right? Well, here we have it folks! More Wollmeise (Gewitterhimmel, a lovely semi-solid blue), and a lovely toe-up sock from Yarnissima. La Digitessa is racing along. I started her on/about Friday night, and I am past the heel and zooming up the leg. This one gave me a bit of trouble in the beginning, soooo many charts (at least 6 different ones)!! She is worth it though, I've hardly been able to put her down. Ever since seeing this sock on Flickr, I knew I had to have it. Bellissima!!

Digitessa Mosiac

Here, random video of Nolan enjoying his Christmas gifts.

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