Wednesday, December 19, 2007


That's the way this month has gone. Whoosh! Ice storms not letting me get out to the stores had something to do with it, but it just went by so quickly. So quickly that I'm already thinking about what I should do differently next year.

This was my dining room table last week.

I affectionately call it "Christmas Chaos."

But this is what my dining room table looks like now. I affectionately call it "Aaaaahhh."

However, there has been one major glitch this Christmas. I didn't knit enough blocks for my mother-in-law's afghan. I was so proud of myself because I started this project at the beginning of the year and finished by summer, I thought. I smugly put them in a bag to block and sew together later and moved on to finish the balaclavas I was doing for the guys.

Why didn't I lay those blocks out sooner? Why didn't I realize that I should make sure I had enough before I put them away? Why didn't I look closely enough at the pattern and realize it was a baby blanket. Why? Why? WHY?!?

So, her gift will be late. Good news is that I had an excuse to go to the yarn shop. I've had to avoid going there because I'm supposed to be buying stuff for others, you know. So, there really is a silver lining if you just look for it.

Otherwise, except for buying some champagne for the Christmas morning mimosas, I'm done with all the Christmas stuff. Done, done, done. Now I can sit by the fire and the Christmas tree and sip on my coffee spiked with white chocolate liqueur. Now that's "Aaaaaaahhhh."


Jay said...

Let me just say that I can personally attest to the overall yumminess of those Christmas cookies AND the fudge!

Karen said...

I don't think I will ever be done! My entire house looks like your table with the chaos.

But I as still willing to sip my spiked drinks and enjoy the holidays.

Betty said...

Jay and I discussed having Mimosas Christmas morning, but decided, instead, on Columbia Crest Merlot with our filets that evening. Your cookies and fudge are yummy, by the way.

katy said...

what is Mimosas? can i have some cookies and fudge please?!

Kell said...

Hi Katy--a mimosa is champagne and orange juice. We have them every Christmas morning while we open gifts. Eventually, we just drink the champagne!

Chelle Y. said...

Where's the fudge? Where, where, where? :)

R.E.H. said...

I am unable to see the chaos on that table... I've got my eyes firmly fixed on those cookies.

(Think I may have just poked my finger through the monitor screen in an attempt at grabbing one... just one)

Newt said...

My life/table/house is always chaos. But, oh well. I do have to say that the chaos on your table was TOTALLY worth it. She says stuffing her face with another cookie.