Today is going to be a bit of a random post. I thought it the best way to write one this morning since I'm feeling pressed for time but yet I still wanted to post today. So here it goes!
My Dad made it here safe and sound last night! He left home a week ago and took his time driving all the way down. He stopped to visit with family in Michigan and then was going to visit my Uncle in Atlanta, but he was recently sick in the hospital with a bug and was just released but wasn't allowed visitors, so he hopes to see him on his return travels. He also did some touring and just enjoyed his days, which is wonderful since he hardly ever gets a chance to relax and do things like this. We were beginning to wonder if he would make it for Christmas, but he surprised us by showing up last evening. Emmie was beyond excited to see him, it was the cutest thing. My sister and her husband are flying down tomorrow, so she is going to be even more excited. She likes to have all her "people" together in one house where she can take care of us all. She has a big heart and loves each one of us, but her particular favourite is her Uncle J, she just adores him. I'm excited to see her reaction when he gets here tomorrow.
Today's plan is to finish up some last-minute crafting and to wrap the gifts and get them under the tree. I'm still not feeling particularly Christmasy yet but I hope by listening to some Christmas music and getting things together that I will start to feel like it's really almost here. I'd also like to bake some sugar cookies, but those may have to wait until tomorrow, we'll see how I am with time today.
Anyways, I should get to it!! I hope that all is well with you in your part of the world today and that you're enjoying getting ready for this special and magical Holiday Season!!
Today's project: a little baby onesie with a cute sheep embroidered on it for a special "welcome new baby gift." I've been working on a couple other things these last few days that I think I can share next week :)
I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!!
I want to start off by saying a big thank you to everyone for all the sweet comments and kind words about the passing of my Grandma. Each one touched my heart, you all are so wonderful! My Mom was able to fly back for the funeral, but I had to stay here with little Emmie, which was an adventure since I'm not really used to staying home alone at home, let alone over 2,600 km away from my family. It's good character building though! And it really wasn't bad at all, still not my favourite thing, but I'm getting better at it. I tend to have a lot of one-sided conversations with the dog, but my sister was great and FaceTime chatted with me every day which helped a lot. I never really realized it until now but I'm actually quite glad to live in this era because technology has brought those who are far away much closer to us and makes the distance seem a lot shorter than it really is. I always thought I was born in the wrong decade, but now I'm not so sure. Anyways, Mom flew back last night, and I'm sure I've almost talked her ear right off already.
December has snuck right up on me. It doesn't seem like Christmas is just around the corner, but yet it is. I've got a lot of my Christmas shopping done already, but there are still a few more things I need to pick up and a couple of projects I'd like to make. I put a small pink tree up in my bedroom the other day to help get me in the spirit.
We put up our bigger tree in the living room this afternoon, but it still needs a tree skirt and angel topper so I don't have a picture to share just yet. I think as we do more preparing for the holidays it will start feeling like Christmas, it's just so strange not being at home and not having any snow.
Anyways, I really do want to thank you all again. It's so wonderful to have such caring and supportive friends. You all bring such a smile to my face everyday with your comments and emails. I feel very, very blessed!