Gift Projects

Ten days from today is Christmas Day.  How’s everyone doing with handmade gifts?  Are you like me and saying you’ll get an early start next year, or you’ll make at least one gift per month?  I say that every year about this time.

Sheri at The Loopy Ewe posted these mittens on her blog and she says she made them in an afternoon.  I ordered some Malabrigo Rasta yesterday and figured the yarn should arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday so if I can get two pairs of mittens made, that’s two gifts I desperately need.  I’ve never made mittens so we’ll see if they get done.

Good luck getting all your gifts finished in time.

Happy Birthday Chad

Chad in maybe 2002

Chad turned 25 this week.  That’s good for me because his truck insurance should go down substantially.  For years, our deal was that if he didn’t get any tickets or have any accidents that caused his insurance to go up, his combined birthday/Christmas present was that I would pay his insurance.  This may be the last year for that deal.

He’s had a whole lot of changes this year . . all good changes and I’m so proud of him.  On the day before his birthday, I had asked Nicole if she would have him call me when he got a chance on his birthday.  She told me that he was working 5 a.m. til 8 p.m. on his birthday so I figured I’d better talk to him on the day before his birthday.

The picture was taken in Kentucky when he and Vince were outside doing some woodturning.

So many memories over the past 25 years.  I can’t imagine what my life would have been like without Chad.  After the events in Newtown, CT yesterday, I’m so thankful for so much!