I hate to say it, because I really do love the holidays, but this year I'm REALLY glad they're over! It just didn't seem like Christmas this year...and I don't know why! This year, for the first time in 11 years, I got to spend the holiday with one of my boys. THAT part was wonderful! We had a lovely day, with too many gifts (IS there such a thing?) certainly more than I deserved, and a lovely dinner with my sister's family.
I don't know what it was...but I've heard it from many of our customers here in the office too..."It just didn't seem like Christmas this year..."
Oh well...it came...it went...and I'm glad that it came..and I'm glad that it went.
I haven't been much interested in my machines lately either. Oh! Don't get me wrong, I still love and adore my old sewing machines, but really have no interest in collecting any more of them. Not real fired up to sew right now either.
Knitting. I find myself wanting to knit. I don't want to knit just any old thing either...I want to knit...get this...are you ready for it? SOCKS! I find myself wanting to knit socks in the worst way!! ~shaking my head~ It doesn't make sense to me! I have never been overly fond of knitting...crochet was always faster for me...but nope. No crochet....don't wanna. I want to knit socks!
Who knows how the human mind works? If you do, would you please let me know? Wouldn't a burning desire to knit a pretty sweater...hats, gloves, scarfs...be better than knitting SOCKS? But I don't want to knit any of those.
So...a trip to Michael's tonight for some sock yarn...I already have the "tools". Years ago, I took care of an elderly woman named Mildred, and when Mildred passed to the arms of our Lord, I inherited her knitting needles. TONS of them...to include on set of double pointed needles, made in Japan, that are marked "Ivory". (They're still in their original package, they cost her $3.95, I'm guessing purchased sometime in the 40's or 50's.) Guess I better get a pattern for beginners and brush up on techniques as well. I learned the very basics when I was 8 years old, but I think socks are going to weigh in at slightly above my skill level of "Knit one, Purl two".
I'll keep you posted on the Great Sock Saga as it develops!
In other news...I'm interested in what you all think about the "condition" of our Great Nation? I am seriously worried about our country and where it's headed. Even Fox News has mentioned "The coming civil war"....that scares the bejeebies out of me, I don't know about you!
I really feel that the current administration is screwing up big time, and I, for one among many, would like to know some truths behind the whole Benghazi affair. I think that Obama and his minions have some answers to deliver, and truth be told, I would not be surprised if this whole thing turns out to be like Nixon's Watergate...
On that same front, I'm also interested to know if any of you are "preppers"? No...not like the wackjobs on "Doomsday Preppers"...some of those folks are just plain nuts, but I actually think they'll survive whatever might come....and think about it...Do you want our world to be repopulated by THEM ALONE??? LOL!!!! Get your preps on...look at it as buying ahead so you don't have to go to the grocery store! ~grin~ I am actually starting to buy a bit ahead, not for any great devastation, but for the event of a personal financial strain...who knows, in this economy, if one is going to have a job tomorrow? No job, no money, no grocery shopping...I told the spousal unit that I'd like to have at least six months of "backup" groceries...which is really no big deal, when you consider that if you have a large garden, and can/preserve the produce from it each year, you have about a years worth of groceries...
:) Santa brought me a new pressure canner for Christmas...I'm going to put that puppy to work!
Happy New Year, may God's blessings be with you and your family!