I hope that you are all still filled with the spirit of the season. We had a lovely Christmas and I got over the “not having any company, feeling because I got to stay in my pajamas. You know me and my pajamas, it’s just a match made in heaven.
I may have mentioned that my parents went to Iceland this Fall, and I told my mom to check out the yarn in the grocery store. Not that I have been there, but others have seen this great phenomenon and I wanted mom and dad to see it. Well, they surprised me with 4 beautiful skeins of Lopi yarn and a beautiful book of Icelandic Knitting including the history and some drop dead patterns. Also under the tree was a knitters footrest that is really great for my knees and back and another great book, The Yarn Whisperer by Clara Parkes. I perused Chapter 1 and already laughed out loud several times. I’ll save that for when I get back.
Back you ask? Yes, I am going ALONE to visit my parents. I will be ALONE at the airport. I won’t have the restroom argument with the boy. I will be ALONE on the plane, well, not really, but you get my drift. If you are a parent who hasn’t been ALONE in a long time, this is a precious gift.
What I have to look forward to is quality time with my parents, brothers and their families, my beautiful nieces and all to grown up nephew, he’s 13….I try to be cool, I really do. I will get some quality time with my Aunt and Uncle and a few friends. I will also be getting a massage. Since I am leaving with some sort of kink in my neck, this will be most enjoyed. There will be more food and no child asking me if I am asleep. I am packing all sorts of wooly items because it’s going to be cold. My new hat is coming with me as is my Romi Shawl that I did this summer. It will be perfect for New Year’s Eve.
I am off to get things organized with the boys I am leaving at home.
I’m taking the laptop with me, so we will be in touch.
Have a happy day,