This is one crazy time of year. How do you keep it all together? Every year I think it is going to be better, but I get overwhelmed, it is as simple as that. For some reason Christmas is not my favorite Holiday. I love to observe it from afar, but doing most of it myself gets to be too much. I love to see decorations, but I am a not thrilled decorating or cleaning up. I love the look of a beautiful Christmas tree but I just can't stand decorating or once again, cleaning it all up. Just call me Grinch, or Scrooge. Oh and don't even get me started on shopping...I am not very good at that one either. I miss the excitement of when my kids were younger, I miss their thrill at seeing unopened presents and how excited they were to present me with something they made at school. I don't forget the reason for the season, believe me I don't, I just have to admit that Christmas is not my favorite.
And for some reason, year after year I am presented with a new patient or two during the busiest time of year. That adds loads more work to my crazy schedule, lots more driving and paperwork, but I can't say no to a baby in need. So I think I am going to call myself Grinch for the remainder of the Season.
I was able to finish my last star project. This one took way too long to complete, (please see busy and extra work above).
This is a star shawl for my very good friend Terri. Twenty four stars, each 6 1/2 inches wide. Terri is a dear friend, and believe it or not she is psychic, and boy is she good. She has a beautiful smile and I just love her to pieces. So when I was making the star table runner I came across the same yarn in this purplish-pink, and I knew it would be perfect for her. There are nine stars in the first row, eight in the second, and seven in the third. Terri was one of my patients, ages ago. She used to talk to me while I was working on her saying things totally out of the blue like, "I know you are worried about your son's swim meet but he will do fine." She used to freak me out, but I got used to her unique ways very quickly.
Terri and I have been friends for years, I hope she likes her Christmas present.
It does look like Christmas at my house, so even though I am a Grinch I try to make it festive for my family. I will post more photos another time, the skies are dark gray which does not help my lacking photography skills.
Now that my last Christmas present has been completed, I intend to get busy on something new.
This yarn is just begging me to get started, a sweater for ME! But it will have to wait until I finish this new patients evaluation, get started on my Christmas cards, wrap and ship. I am trying to be grateful, I have a job I love, Christmas is beautiful, I have family that will be together during the Holiday, I have a house to decorate, still the Grinch in me is flying high today. How are you holding up?