Monday, December 03, 2007

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat!

oh joy, oh contentment- how i love Christmas!

the decorations are finally up and this year there are so many. our place is so much bigger than my old apartment, so there is room, and i have many of my Grandma's Christmas things to bring her with us into the season.

downstairs is my big ol tree:

Big Christmas

and now we have an upstairs for the little tree i got when i was an undergrad. i have decorated it with a bucket of nutcracker ornaments of Mickey's and her angel rests on top.

Nutcracker Christmas

after chores, some work and decorating, Sunday was mostly free. Christmas is going to be here this year so i really have to start scouting a route for the Great Cookie Drop*, but that is the stuff of the workweek.

*somehow, we took no pictures last year! how strange.

Sunday i crafted. i cannot show my work, for it was almost all Christmas knitting! how very joyful. joyful enough that i can share a personal disappointment... i was really hoping to go to Madrona this coming year. i desperately wish to be able to knit the Mittens of Rovaniemi.

unfortunately, registration opened the day i started an emergency rotation right after i had to start work. by the time i could take 5 minutes to register, it was 2pm here and the page was broken. it finally reopened around 6pm but everything was full! i emailed Suzanne for advice and she said to send her my course requests and she would get back to me in a week. well, it has obviously been much more than a week (poor Suzanne). i threw everything out so i wouldn't get too bitter and yesterday i finally emailed to retract my time off request. :(

then, about 8:30 last night, i got quite a surprise when Suzanne called to say she could get me into my second choices and also my most important first - the mittens class. i can barely believe it. so, i will be seeing many of you this spring after all!


Denise said...

Oh!!! How exciting! It will be so much fun if you can come to Madrona.

And? It's not just the goose. If you know what I mean. Talk about your incentive to stick to an exercise plan...

Spinny Bunt said...

Woot and squee!
I'm not taking any classes this year, but I'll be there from thurs on. It'll be great to meet you in person. We're only scary initially. Then we get you drunk and it's all good.

Pam said...

I love your tree!! Can't wait to see it!