Twenty days left…
The shopping part is mostly done. Just a few odds and ends, stocking stuffers to pick up.
I have lots of finished objects, but no time to take photos and stick them up. 6 pairs of socks, one shawl, but I only have 1/2 sock completed for my nephew, 1/3 of a hat for a friend. The yarn for my brother’s hat.
I also have a cookie swap planned at my house on the 16th. I still have to finish cleaning the back room, get the tree up, shampoo the living room carpets, oh ya and make 8 dozen cookies all before then. I think I’m going to make Rosettes, the deep fried Norwegian cookies.
Can I finish the knitting, ship it all off, and do the cookies in time? Maybe if I grow some more arms and hands.
Oh and forgot to mention that I got volunteered to organize my departments Holiday lunch. Usually we do a potluck, but I couldn’t deal so I’m collecting money and having it catered.
Here is the tentative menu:
Chicken, Broccoli Penne Alfredo
Meatballs and Sauce
Then we will do a Yankee Swap after lunch.
Other things that have been hanging over my head have been resolved:
The bathroom – re-grouted, but as usual it did not go as planned. They could not put the normal, regular grout over the Stain Master grout, nor could they pick out all the grout from between the tiles (Mosaic) so I had to make a choice, use the Stain Master again with the new grey color OR have them totally rip out the floor and redo from scratch. Since I don’t have the time to have my bathroom in continual upheaval during the holidays, I opted for the quick resolution. Pray that the Stain Master grout doesn’t collapse, crack or bubble this time. I think I would cry. At least the floor is guaranteed for a year so if anything at all goes wrong they will come and replace the entire floor this time. The bathroom looks awesome.
The laptop – HP finally coughed up a new laptop and I picked it up on Friday. The geeks at the store were all drooling over it. One of them called it a “monster”. I had no idea until I got it home. Now remember I had purchase a DV6000 model. They replaced it with a HP DV-9060
17″ Screen, 2 GB RAM, HD-DVD burner/player, 4 USB ports, 1 Firewire, Infrared, Express Card, S-Video Out, Media Card slot, TV tuner with remote, built in webcam, Wireless and Ethernet cards. It screams!
So at least I have those two issues no longer hanging over my head. Whew.
I usually work well under stress, and I do love the holidays, but for some reason it seems to come faster each year. Maybe we need to move Thanksgiving ahead a week or two?