Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

It's Christmas Eve. 

Somehow this year has flown by me.  I feel like I nodded off in the chair watching telly - you know, when you catch the first 10 minutes of a show, and then wake up for the last five, having missed all the important stuff in the middle.

I feel like I have not accomplished much at all this year.  I was successful in reading the number of books I wanted to read, and I did get the sofa in my office cleared off.  For about a month . . .  you don't want to see it again now . . .   I did lose about 10 pounds this year - although after this past week I'm likely up a bit - apparently you're supposed to eat starchy foods after you've had a stomach/intestinal virus - at least that's what the 24/7 nurse hotline told me.  I haven't been as sick as I was a week ago for more than 20 years.  Yikes!  So, bread, which I've been avoiding, coupled with holiday parties has not been ideal  :-)  10 pounds is not very much, but you know, I just keep moving forward.

On the yarn front - it could have been worse.  A lot worse.  I'll have the final figures after the 31st, but I think I fell short of my goal of decreasing the stash by 100 miles.

I did not finish my St. Brigid sweater.

I've nominally learned to weave, but it's only yesterday that I finished the second scarf that was on the loom back in January . . .

I did not knit 12 pairs of socks.

In the finish what I start area, well, I'm a little better at that I think, but not much  :-D

I have done pretty well, however, in the putting myself first area  :-)  Yay Me!

This next week is always a time for introspection for me.  We're in Sammhain (pronounced Sow-en:  sow like a pig) in the Celtic year.  This is traditionally a time of regrouping and readying for Imbolc to arrive in February.  I'll be thinking alot about 2013.  I'll let you know what I figure out  :-)



Kristyn McCain said...

My mom always said time goes quicker the older you get. I never believed her as a kid but I sure do now! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

A :-) said...

Merry Christmas, Kristyn :-)