Of course I had intended to make a nice New Year's Eve post yesterday. Reminisce about what I've learned in this first year of cross stitching, my laughable goals not met, my love for all things cross stitch, my new found fascination with wrangling the budget to buy stash, hiding said stash from hubby so I don't have to be "fair" and wrangle budget for him to get something of "equal" amount (don't worry, he gets plenty all the time, he really does, music stuff, games, books, etc and I don't, but for whatever reason if momma spends the guys think they should get something of equal value, go figure :) ). I was also going to do the editing of the blog. Yep, great intentions. But, I was just blah. Hubby and I both were. We didn't want to fiddle on the computer, read, watch a movie, do "our thing" (him play games, me stitch), we seriously considered going to bed early!! He finally decided to hope over to his brothers and I finally found a movie to put on. And for whatever reason we slept until 1:30 today. Yes, we are late sleepers as it is, I get up on a normal day anywhere between 10 and 11, but 1:30 is out of the ordinary. Although in our "neck of the woods" New Year's means ringing it in with everyone firing off guns and they do it for hours. Not necessarily a peaceful way to try and get to sleep so we were up till 3am or so. We lazed around a bit and then I headed off into the cave. Halloween House has been back on the snaps for a week now and here is how it looks:
The kitties. Oh my babies. Those 2 little bitty things have sure grown. They are little scamps too. They can no jump to the tallest heights of the house, are great little mousers (even if they prefer to just play with it, not eat it) and they never cease to entertain us. They rip roar through the house after each other. They snuggle and love on us. They terrorize the dogs by day and curl up by them at night. It can be so funny because Angel a.k.a Devil dog does NOT want them laying by her at night and if they even get within 3 feet of her she snarls and barks. But I'm telling you, Logan is the stealth master at sneaking up beside while she is sleeping and laying down just barely touching her. It is so funny and cute at the same time.
I'm looking forward to a new year of stitching. I'll have my goals/projects up soon. Much, much fewer than last year. I'm not making many personal ones. We are having great difficulties with my son Tyler and I just don't know where that is going to lead. All I can say is that I'm hoping we get his epilepsy stabilized soon and get him moved out. He really needs to become responsible for himself and experience real life instead of being unpleasant, judging everyone else while he sits back and is supported by us while he plays his games, chats with his online friends and sleeps. I'm finding a lot of strength in prayer and relaxation in stitching :)