Christmas came quickly this year. And what a Christmas it was. I tried really hard to enjoy the time with my kids since I am very close to having an empty nest. One is a Sophomore in college and one is a senior in High School. Next fall they plan on moving in together in an apartment or small house so I figure it will be the last time they are really “home” for Christmas. Maybe I will make them host next year…
Here we are on Christmas Eve.
And here are our menagerie members- Sophie under the Christmas tree-she will be 14 in January and is definitely showing her age with arthritis. Oliver lounging with me as I drink my coffee, and Maui asleep against the glass of his new high rise apartment. He slept like that for more than a full day before Brian moved him to what he thought might be a more comfortable position. It is Brumation (similar to hibernation) season and Maui is living it up.
Here are Tess- asleep on the sofa, and Jack-listening intently to whatever Brian is saying. We also have a hedgehog but he NEVER pops his head out so I don’t have a recent picture handy. We have to dig through his bedding to find him. He is a sleepy boy and good at burrowing.
I have updated my quilting goals for 2018 on the Ambitions page. Not feeling a great deal of motivation to get moving on them yet. It does help to look through all the blogs I follow though. You all do amazing work! My main accomplishment this year is that I have read 33 books. I have another one or two that will probably be finished before the end of the year. The life of a librarian…
Hopefully this year will be more quilts, a few less books, and some great family time. Health has to be a main focus as well, as does budgeting and home. But, I am going to enjoy a few days off before I jump in with both feet.
Happy End of the Year!