Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Let's do this thing

Christmas is over.
Even Santa thinks so.

I got home yesterday from a great two week vacation. I spent a lot of time with these people...
Four goofballs pulling a sled with two tiny urchins. The sled was made for me when I was a baby in Alaska. Needless to say, it is old.
Marshmallow sculptures were made though it should be noted that Emily roasted hers over a candle and made tiny smores.
Stella. She has a tongue problem.
I can still hear, "My bad Rashad!" and "I know, right?" echoing through my head courtesy of this one-year-old. A snappy come-back is absolutely necessary with four older siblings.
New Mexico was freezing and Mississippi was warm and rainy. There were bubble machines in the vet clinic and cats in the chimney. MRSA barbie made an appearance next to Princess Elsa from Frozen (times two) and the family quarrels were kept to a low hum. We played board games and ate too much processed cheese food. It was great.

I've got the post-vacation blues today. The house is full of half-unpacked bags and the Christmas lights just aren't as cheery. I knitted about 30 of those little wine cork trees either because I missed my loom or I was trying to stay awake through the 7th episode in a row of Pretty Little Liars. Either way.


  1. Who are those absolutely beautiful children????
    Of course, the dog with the tongue problem is not a beautiful child.... but he will win a prize in the next DogRunway Beauty Contest.

    1. These beautiful children (including the beauty who's face I had to cover) are my nieces. There was another great photo of a nephew with a hot dog stuffed with cucumbers and broccolli that I took out (their mom has some concerns about having her kids on the internet and rightfully so in that case). The faces you can see are my sister's kids. The others including Stella the crazy dog belong to Emily's sister. They are all brilliant and make me laugh a whole lot. I'm lucky to have such a fantastic group of nieces and nephews.

  2. What a beautiful family! All good things.....lead to another cluster of good things.
    I am with you on this. My precious mother in law is coming to live with us for awhile. It is freezing in Iowa and she will enjoy a warmer winter, New adventures, lots of weaving and ready start the dye pots.

  3. oh, and I ordered 1700 pounds of pinon wood from New Mexico for our outdoor fireplace, Love the fragrance.FedEx delivered it. Yes!

  4. I am happy every time I see your newsletter arrive!........I know it will cheer me up!.........and give me ideas and inspiration......(:.......Happy New Year

  5. What a happy and joyful Christmas! Beautiful family photos. Poor Santa, face down in the snow! I do have to ask smay, 1700 pounds of pinion, really? FedEx delivered?!


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