Friday, December 21, 2012

December Catch Up

 I have not been blogging much in the last couple of months. We have had so much going on this fall. I am looking forward to the New Year and slowing down a little bit. I love blogging and miss that I haven't been able to blog the two or three times a week that I am used to. The week of Thanksgiving was the week that Will hit the deer and totaled our car. That same week Will's father went into the hospital and was in the ICU for about a week. He came home and had a couple of good weeks and we got to have a really nice family party a week and a half ago. I am starting to cry as I write this. My father-in-law passed away last Sunday. He was one of the best people I have ever known. He is at peace now.
 It has been kind of hard to keep a happy face during this busy season. I am lucky to have my husband and daughter that mean everything to me and I am lucky to have a job that brings me so much joy. I work with four one year olds. For the last two months I have been the only adult in the nursery with my four little friends. They really help keep my mind off of the sad things. My daughter spends an hour there with me in the morning before school and it is so nice to work somewhere that I can have my own child with me when she is not at school.
 We are having the funeral tomorrow and then we have Christmas next week. Whew. As I said, I am looking forward to slowing down and getting  back into a normal routine.
 I have been really busy making blankets. I can't show all of them until after Christmas but, I made eight blankets for Christmas this year. I started them in November. Four of them are big Queen sized blankets, made to fit on a bed. The other four were small for the four little people I work with. I also made a bunch of other little things. Scarves, hats, and ornaments. I want to write up  a series of tutorials after the holidays. I made this little Snowman for the owner of the company I work for. I got to be her secret Santa.
I made up the pattern for this little guy and I will definitely write it down as soon as I get a little time.
 If you live in the United States, you know we are having a big blizzard here in the the upper part of the country. We live in Iowa, right in the middle of the storm path. The schools and the daycare I work at were all closed yesterday and Will is still on bereavement leave. Thankfully, none of us had to go anywhere. Other than going out to play in the snow, we stayed in all day.
Autumn loves to make snow angels.
It has stopped snowing now but it is around 6F right now. Not warm at all. The schools are open today though, I am glad for that. I am helping with the Christmas party for Autumn's class today and the kids would have been so upset to miss their party.
 I hope I haven't lost any of my wonderful readers lately. I will get back to frequent posting within the next week. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas. :)