Okay... I don't know who nominated me for this, but THANKS!! Very cool. Hopefully I can keep my witts about me and not get a big head. ;-)
I wish I could say Christmas was merry around here. It wasn't. We were visited by a very unwelcome guest. The flu. I started with it the day before Christmas Eve. I missed Daniel and Joe at mass on Christmas Eve but Dan videotaped it for me. Joe was so cute as Joseph. I think I can freeze frame a picture out of the video and will try that when I get to it.
Dan got a phone call at 4am Christmas morning and had to go. We knew he only had about an hour before the preliminary stuff was done so we got the boys up to open gifts so he wouldn't miss it. Both had a fever. Swell. Dan left at 5:00 and we didn't see him till 3:30 in the afternoon. The boys felt so bad that we went back to bed at 6:30 for a couple of hours. When five and ten year old boys will leave their brand new toys to go back to bed, you know they don't feel well. We'd noticed Daniel's eyes were red the night before and the light dawned Christmas afternoon that it might be pink eye. My friend and neighbor, Tari (the one I made the bucket hat for), had it last week so I called her. She confirmed it. Luckily she had the medication or we would have had to drive all the way up to Wurzburg (about an hour). By the end of the day Joe was also showing signs of red eyes. Swell again. A week later and my throat is still bothering me and I woke up with swollen eyes yesterday. Argh. I have to admit it's easier dealing with this with the boys out of school.
The highlight of Christmas day was a phone call from Jeremy. I asked him how he was doing and he said, "I'm okay. I can't complain." He's such a great kid.
I got some great gifts and I'll share those as I catch up. I have a neglected house that needs to be pulled back together first and completely santized with Lysol.
I did manage to get a photo of a gift I received from Jackie in Boston. Nummy homemade cookies, a ball of Rowan Big Wool and a bag from my favorite American city! Thank you Jackie! You rawk.
I managed to finish the beaded bag a couple of hours before giving it to my friend, LeeAnn, on Christmas evening. I completely forgot to get a picture, but I will in the next couple of days. It came out really cute and she loved it. There's nothing better than giving someone a knitted gift and they really appreciate it.