Sunday, December 20, 2015
Random ramblings - December 20th 2015
No, they aren't my decorations in that picture. They're in the window of a nearby store. Kelly took the photo for me a few weeks ago, since he knows I like to have photos of those kinds of things to share, even if I can't see them myself.
There's less than a week until Christmas. Can you believe it?
This year has zoomed by, hasn't it?
I did try to slow the world down, but it didn't work, and another year is almost over.
So, what are your holiday plans? Are you ready for them?
I'm ready, and any cards and gifts I'm sending are already with people.
In the past, I was making cards, but it was becoming difficult. With my lack of sight I need help, and Kelly has arthritis in his hands that makes it difficult for him to do fiddly things, as well as to write with a pen for long. I don't send to everyone I know. In fact, I have quite a short list compared to the one I used to have. But it doesn't take many cards for Kelly's hand to start hurting; especially if he's had to help me make them.
Anyway, the plan was to use up the last of the handmade cards I have (since I had leftovers from last year) and then send cards via MoonPig, or Funky Pigeon, or something. Except, with everything that's been going on lately, we got behind on our schedule, so would have needed to have a long card writing session in order to get all the cards sent out when we wanted to send them. So, I mostly just went straight to plan B. Apparently that was a good thing though, since those who have gotten them seem very pleased with their MoonPig cards.
It's been really cold here. We even got a bit of snow!
OK, it wasn't much snow, and it didn't stick around, but it's better than last year, and still early enough in the season that we could possibly get more. YAY!
In the meantime, I've had some awesome storms to listen to.
It's great being able to curl up on the sofa, or in bed, and listen to the enormous waves crashing against the pebbles of the shore as though determined to pound them to sand before Winter ends, while the wind howls as though a pack of wolves is competing with an ice monster for domanence over this land, and the rain lashes against the windows as though desperate to come in to escape the chaos.
I'd still like some decent snow though... Maybe I'll get some this year? *Looks hopeful*
I finnished the other blanket I was knitting during the second half of November. So, here's a photo for those who want to see it:
I'm now in the process of making a doll. I have no idea what I'm going to do with the doll once I've made her, but I thought it would be a fun project. I'll worry about what to do with her when she's finnished.
It was my Mam's birthday yesterday (December 19th).
So... Happy birthday, Mam!
Speaking of birthdays...
My birthday gift from Kelly finally arrived!
It's not his fault it took so long, nor the company's fault. It was due to issues with the post office; I spent several weeks alternating between waiting for the package to arrive, and calling the post office to find out why it hadn't arrived, while struggling to keep my temper with them for telling me different things every time I called them.
But, anyway... It finally got here last Tuesday. Or, I should say "they" finally got here last Tuesday, since it's a pair.
"A pair of what?" I hear you ask.
A pair of Cthulhu slippers, that's what!
Yes, Cthulhu as in the monster from the H P Lovecraft stories, and the Cthulhu roleplaying game that's based on them.
And here they are: