It’s dark outside and trying to snow. Today is my birthday and I should be up and enjoying myself, but I slipped on the ice this morning when I was fetching the post and landed very heavily on my derriere. One time I was glad that there is a fair bit of padding – so no serious injury, but I didn’t half jolt my spine. So I’m taking it easy and rather reluctant teenagers are having to make a bit more of an effort in the helping out at home direction. Which probably isn’t a bad thing.
I’ve been lying in bed with a hot water bottle admiring my cut-price supermarket orchid – which is frankly excelling itself at the moment. In the hullaballoo of Christmas I had barely taken note. Now I have.
I have a real end of year, finish things up feeling at the moment. Part of me (of course) wants to start new and exciting projects, but I have four UFOs waiting in the wings, none of which will take me too much time to complete, and I really feel drawn to finish them off before I get into anything new. There are two quilts to machine quilt – one of which is already about a quarter done (remember Martinique from months ago?), my Winter Wonderland Schnibble needs hand-quilting and I also have a skirt that needs completion. It’s like clearing the decks to start the new year with space and not too much old stuff hanging around. I might even try to change into one of those people who finish each project before they move on to something new.
Now wouldn’t that be something!
Oh and by the way, I finished my socks! I won’t go into details – as I’ve already told you everything about twenty times. For anyone that wants to know, it’s all in the knitting section! Enough to say that I’m very happy with them! (And I’m now out-socked for 2010!)
I hope you aren’t lying in bed with backache – but if you are, I know how you feel!