Seasons’s Greetings (aka Merry Christmas) and Happy New Year!! I’ve been thinking about coming back to my blog but am not very creative about what to write about. I did a “meme” through the alphabet last year and that kept me interested in my blog for 26 weeks. I also participated in WIP (Work in Progress) Wednesday and FO (Finished Object) Friday on Ravelry (knitting forum) for a number of weeks. But since the middle of December I have sort of run out of steam (or interesting words).
The “holiday” season for me is pretty hectic. I work retail in a high end kitchen store. From the week before Thanksgiving until after New Years day (actually this year January 2nd) I feel like my life is not my own. My normal work week is 18-20 hours a week but during the holiday selling season my hours go to about 32-35 hours a week. For a retired lady that’s a lot of time on my feet. I won’t bore you with all the horrors of retail during this time but suffice to say I would like only to work January through November and take December off!!
I did manage to do a few holiday things like bake biscotti and butter cookies and try my hand at crafting (see December 9th here ). We don’t decorate the house any longer, just a Father Christmas and a pine cone tree (see photo December 12th here). My Christmas shopping took place back in October when I attended a Fair Trade International Gift Faire at a local church. My friend Kathleen and went to Broadway West Community Theatre and saw The Last Night of Ballyhoo in early December.
I did my first “holiday knitting” this year. I made fingerless gloves for my boss and my SIL and a scarf for a friend. I don’t knit well under pressure so this was an achievement. I also gave my DS a pair of fingerless gloves that I finished after Christmas and sent to her last week.
I discovered a new vice, Pinterest. It’s an online bulletin board. It can be quite addicting. Enter at your own risk. I still post on Facebook and find it a good way to stay connected to friends that I don’t often see.
I have decided this year to keep a log of the books I read. I read about a book a month. Right now I’m almost done with The Summer Guest by Justin Cronin. I have his first book, Mary and O’Neil, on my night stand as my next read.
I still need to think about what I want to do with this blog this year. Hoping I find a fun “meme” to join that will stimulate my thoughts and perhaps help me express myself.
Wishing you all a wonderful 2012.