Friday, December 22, 2006
Santa Bunny says "I can't see you because there is waaay too much fur in my eyes, but be good anyway!" Or maybe "Forget carrots for the reindeer, send them my way!" Or something, I don't know....
As you can tell, I found the camera - yay! As you probably can't tell, I am behind on a trillion and two deadlines and frantic. This happens every year. I know Christmas is coming and I think I am preparing accordingly, and the end of December still manages to bite me in the ass every stinking year. At least school is over now for the wee one and I don't have to drag ehr out of bed every morning, which is a blessing. We will go see the grands next week, and various sisters and cousins too. Which is why I will be doing this...
for the foreseeable future. I made 6 dozen chocolate chip cookies last night and they are already gone, along with 4 mini loaves of soda bread, and three trays of brownies. I can't cook worth a damn, but I know how to bake, and there are several groups of folks who look forward to a visit from my brownies on a yearly basis, and I hate to disappoint. And this year the kid is actually a help in the kitchen rather than a hindrance, so that part is fun. We have peanut butter cookie dough cooling in the fridge even as we speak.
For those of you who were nice enough to ask if the Indiana book is actually in Indiana yet, I suspect it isn't. There is a shipment on the way to the Richmond/Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau that I know about, but while many other businesses have expressed interest in carrying it, I don't think anyone has copies yet - they have just placed orders. You can get it through Amazon.com already, and the Indiana National Road Association will put it up for sale on their web site in the middle of January which is great - they could use the money! I suspect things will pick up after the first of the year.
On the knitting front, I have a group of samples in review at a magazine group I have never designed for before so I am feeling hopeful there. And I am hard at work on the Highland Shawl from Folk Shawls. It has a booger in it (my shawl, not the pattern) but I am way too far past it to frog, and I am hoping for the magic of blocking to help things along. I may be in the old age home by the time I finish it, but I am really enjoying the pattern and the yarn (Zephyr, in Cinnabar, held double).
Off to check on the cookie dough - happy winter madness all!