Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pre-Christmas Activities

A few updates:

Last night Megan, Eric, and Alex made us dinner (and washed the dishes).  Chris, Bailey, and I vegged in the living room. It was heavenly. The perfect end to a rather hectic day week.

Later, we played that random flashcard game I learned at Joy’s bachelorette party. I wasn’t making it up, everyone agreed that it is truly fun to play. I just wish that it wasn’t so darn hard to explain.

There is so much stuff that I want to sew! Including this sweet owl. But I’ve got no time. That awesome camera strap I was going to make? Yep, never got it started. And the fabric for my curtains has been sitting in the drawer. Vegging. Maybe after Christmas…

WHich is what I wish I could do with my Christmas cards this year. Perhaps I could label them as New Year’s cards? They’re still sitting in the box they arrived in. Not written, labeled, or stamped. This just wasn’t my week, I’m telling you.

Last but not least:

My mom had a fairly major surgery on Monday. After a few initial bobbles, she is home from the hospital and doing well. It’s funny, but I tend to forget that my small and delicate madre has a core of steel. After 30 years I should know that she has strength, determination, and gumption in spades.. but it always takes me pleasantly by surprise. I usually think of my mother as someone that is always there for me: she’s comforting and supportive, and a wonderful mother. To see this other side of her: focused, determined, and zeroed in on a complete recovery…Well, I was so proud of her. I am lucky to have her as my mom.