Sunday, November 25, 2012
Now that Thanksgiving is over it's time to start thinking about Christmas. With that comes the stress. My mother-in-law may or may not invite my husband to Christmas Eve. If he's invited I may be as well, but don't know. If I am I'll be expected to leave my parents here after they drive 9 hours to be with me for Christmas. Last year my husband made the mistake of trying to invite my parents to his parents for Christmas Eve. That got him uninvited and he hasn't been with his parents for a holiday since. Anyway, his parents will expect to be invited here for Christmas Day, as long as we eat when it suits them. I don't want them here, but he has the right to spend the day with his parents.
Anyway, apparently I slept a lot this weekend. My mom and husband both keep mentioning it. It sure doesn't feel like I got a lot of sleep. Now I keep thinking that this may be my mom's last Christmas with me. She has surgery the beginning of the year and hopefully that helps her pain, but it reminds me of my brother. It doesn't make a lot of sense because his death was from a car accident, but my mom is getting older.
I've got some of my Christmas shopping done. No ideas for the remaining gifts. We're supposed to decorate next weekend. That will be nice. Now it's time to work on the handmade gifts. I hope people like them. My husband wants me to make his mom some slippers. I found a pattern I really like and have made three pair so that I can handle. I want to get some dishcloths done too. Then I can take a break until Valentine's or so when I'll start on my ducks for Easter. Too bad work gets in the way of my creative outlets.