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Monday, December 3, 2018

December Already? How Can That Be?

Where does time go? Surely it can't be December third already?  Why, just a day or two ago it was Thanksgiving! I can clearly remember long ago as a child when the hands of the clock moved so incredibly slowly from 3 o'clock to 3:30 and the end of another school day. Now though, each day passes in a blur!  I guess that comes with the busy, short and very dark days of December as we head to the end of another year.  This fall has been exceptionally busy, and I don't know why.  Lots of changes in the works, I guess.  Sadly, our long time neighbors have moved into assisted living, good friends are struggling with health issues, a choir friend has passed away, our wonderful choir director is retiring, and yet there have been good things, too.  We have five lovely grand children and a terrific family as well as many friends. Best of all, we still have each other and need to remember that each and every day is a gift to be appreciated.  Oh my, how I ramble....and what I meant to do was quickly write another post.  We celebrated the first of this holiday-filled month by going to see The Nutcracker ballet.  It was an updated and very enjoyable performance with some of the scenery being projected.  We couldn't take any photos during the show, but here's Miss Stella studying her program.

After the first act, I heard her say, "It's finally over."  I guess time is different when you're just five.  I think she enjoyed the second act more when there was more dancing.
I have lots of projects in progress as deadlines for mailing approach.  (Someday I'll learn to start sooner, right?)  Here's one Fairy Scarf; I still have another one to finish.  I bought two kits in Cannon Beach.  Each kit came with some yarn (I added some), the trim, and a little booklet.  And my little fairy seems to approve!  

My other finishes are two dishcloths. one a much-used pattern and the other a new one.

This one is made from a never-ending ball of yarn! Both look less wonky in real life, and both are destined to be dishcloths.

While it regularly blooms at Thanksgiving, this Christmas cactus was beautiful last month. I rescued it years ago before we moved to Washington, and once I moved it to a sunny location it's never failed to bloom each year, just not at Christmas.

This one is relatively young and is in full bloom right now.

I probably won't be posting again until after Christmas so as not to spoil any surprises. However, if you wish to tune in on Sunday to our choir performance, you can watch us live here at either 9 or 11 AM Pacific Standard Time. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday!