Thursday, December 27, 2012

Holiday Slush

Yesterday was a very wet and cold day. A fire was more than in order in our home. I spent the morning running my son's car for repair and it was in just plain old bitter wet Alabama slushie snow. I do not have lovely photos of snow covered yards. I didn't even bother to take a photo of the mush coming down. It was wet and cold to the bone. My cousin lives in Alaska and she always says it is colder here than there in the winter. DS gave us a gift of an accordion style garage door and matching scared roof top on his car as he showed signs of his impatient father and distracted mother both and backed into the garage door before it was fully opened on Christmas Eve. At least school is out and we can get it repaired before he has to go back so no more driving in circles running him around for me, silver lining number one. The second silver lining was that after the deposit was made at the auto repair shop I was able to stay hold up with the fire and STITCH! It has been a slow week or two for stitching so I welcomed the rest with me and DS watching a Castle marathon. I know the show has been on a while but I just discovered it and one can never have enough murder mystery shows on the DVR. DS really didn't watch much but he did come down for periodic feedings and would chat a bit. We have a balance between interaction and solitude when we are home alone that is wonderful. Such a good gift from God my son has been. He is talking craziness of not living at home for college. I am just not ready for that much less of him.The empty nest is still more than a year away and I can develop a bit of a panic about it with minimal effort.  
It is really hard to see them on the spun silver linen but there are 3 so far with 4 to come soon. That is actually an entire skein of white floss. It may take 2 before the fat snow-woman sings.I'm sure it will show better once I fill in some color on them but right now it a fair amount of bland. 

We were able to travel to visit my step-daughter for Christmas. It was a quick trip but we were able to visit several family members and made it home Christmas Eve in time for DS to crash the garage door...Christmas Day we stayed at home and enjoyed each other. We watched The Christmas Story first up with coffee in bed and then migrated to the living room for a very lazy day. We snacked most of the day and topped off dinner with a non-traditional hamburger.All in all a relaxing family time. We have always traveled on Christmas Day and never feel very rested but this year was nice. 

Hope you have had a blessed holiday time,


  1. Looks like a lovely piece you are stitching but it must've been tough doing all that white! Hope you enjoy the rest of the holiday season. I love stitching and watching movies or shows we've recorded but there is never enough time of course. Happy New Year too!

  2. Your fire looks so lovely Pam!! Sounds like you had a great Christmas, except for the garage door. Accidents happen....
    I have not stitched much, let me say, not at all. Still kind of bluh with the stomach.. Maybe that will change tomorrow. Have a great weekend!!

  3. So jealous with the wonderful fire. I wish I could come and stitch in front of it with you.
    A hamburger for dinner sounds just fine for me.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  4. What a beautiful fireplace.

    Happy New Year dear friend. I wish the New year brings you lots of happiness and joy. May God shower his abundant blessings upon you all year round.

  5. Love your fireplace! Bummer about DS and the garage door! I have a few more years before I have to start worrying about those types of things!
    Have a wonderful New Year's!!