I have a feeling this winter might be an ugly one. Last year we had snow on the ground from the weekend of Thanksgiving clear through late February. This year, the snow fell on the 28th of November and it's still there.
The temps seem to be getting silly too. I saw on the Weather Channel that our high temp next Monday and Tuesday will be 17F (-8C). That's January cold.
And this has me in a funk. I normally love winter. I like cold. Or, I should say liked. This winter (and we still have 13 days until it officially arrives) the cold seems to be seeping into my bones. I'm wearing sweaters, socks, my 'Donkey' slippers, and a blanket.
Maybe I should go play with my stash. I seem to be in a funk about stitching too. This stitching Halloween things during Christmas season -- it's throwing me off. I'm not feeling anymore Christmas things either. So, what's next then - spring??
Am I getting pre-Christmas depression? Why? Everything is done and the holidays are set. Cards are mailed. Why am I guessing everything but the 8 ton elephant in the room? It's the job.
There's nothing great to report from my little corner of bloggerville. I don't see myself joining the SAL that has you doing 15 projects in January or Jayne's finish 15 UFO's in January. I doubt I will join this years TUSAL. So, what goals should I set?
1.) I would like to finish Colorful Sky by Mystic Stitch
2.) Stitch at least 2 items per month.
3.) Make and finish the 3 LHN ornies I have.
4.) Go to the 2 retreats I have in mind.
5.) Get my passport so I can visit this friend I have in Ontario.
6.) Meet at least one more blogging buddy in 2011.
7.) Consider taking the bobbin lace class in Canton.
8.) Start going to the Wednesday evening stitch group.
9.) Frame/finish 1 item per month.
10.) get more involved in bloggerville.
Should I have saved this for my New Year's resolutions? Perhaps. Seems I am always thinking too far ahead.
But, thinking about that list has lifted my spirits. Makes me want to kit things up. That leads me to wonder if I shouldn't join that 15 project thing. Think I'll go play and see what I come up with.
Oh, before I forget...someone asked if knowing my Christmas present or seeing it sit under the tree wouldn't drive me crazy. The answer - no. What drives me insane is surprises. If I know DH got me something and he refuses to tell --- I'm beyond peeved. I get *&(*&*&#% mad. If it is a present under the tree - I better know what it is or I will be peeking.
Thank you for letting me ramble. I read all of your comments (I just fail miserably at getting back to you) and I appreciate every one of them. You take time out of your lives to see what nonsense I might be doing. Thanks guys!
Until Friday when I get to show the surprising amount I have done on TTT. I'm kind of proud of myself.
TTFN - Denise