I got up at 6:00 this morning – just like all weekends. During the week, I’d kill to be able to sleep in, but come the weekend, my eyes pop open anywhere from 4:30 to 6:00 and I’m up. I think part of the problem is that I immediately think of knitting, and what a good opportunity it is to get up early and finish some rows on the shawl. I need to stop doing this – I really need to catch up on some sleep!
So here is my Saturday sky – taken at about 6:45 this morning. Its so cold here, but its supposed to be a bit warmer today and sunny. Brrr, though – I froze my toes taking this picture.
So this is a big weekend in our house – on Thursday, Cieara turned 15. Hard to believe sometimes – I have to admit I still think of her as young. We took Cieara, her friend Michele, and Dan out to dinner (if you live in the area, the restaurant was Circa in Highbridge and I highly recommend it). We had a very nice time, and came home to give her gifts. Here she is, surrounded by her gifts, but on the phone with Andrew who called to wish her a happy birthday.
And today is Andrew’s birthday! He is turning 19! Wow – my kids are getting so old (what does that say about me?). We won’t see Andrew for his birthday – he decided to stay at school, and although we offered to come down and celebrate with him, he had other plans. I’m trying not to think about what those plans are – what I don’t know won’t drive me crazy! So we’ll celebrate his birthday when he comes home on winter break in a week.
So Happy Birthday, Cieara and Andrew!
I worked at home yesterday, and got an email notice from Sophie’s Toes – she had a limited run of Christmas sock yarn. Of course, I had to go look – and of course, I had to buy it. But isn’t it pretty?
I bought the last skein she had, and I think this will be for me. Can you tell I’ve totally given up on the “no more new yarn until Maryland” thing? It was stupid – and made me want to buy yarn more.
So today I’m off to Kraemer’s to pick up my grab bag gift for my knitting group holiday party. Then Cieara and I are going to the mall to do some holiday shopping. We are actually almost done – most of it we did online. I have limited tolerance for the mall at Christmas, so online is much better. But I can’t avoid the mall completely, so off we go. I’m really hoping to get most of it done today so I don’t have to go again, but we’ll see. My usual luck is that I can’t find anything on the first trip.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!