Dennis snow-blowed about 5 inches from the driveway and walks before he went to work yesterday. Then it actually warmed to above freezing for the first time in weeks. Today we're back in the freezer for the foreseeable future. Last weekend it was -14F on our back deck. Way too cold!
Two more blankets were put together for the Crisis Nursery this week.
I finished my Project Peace cowl a little early. You were only supposed to do one repeat a day but since I wanted to give it to it's new home on Sunday, I did more than I was supposed to. I used Knit Picks Stroll fingering weight yarn and it's SO soft. 80% merino wool and 20% nylon. After washing and blocking I really fell in love with it. My friend also loves it and stopped by the house to see me yesterday and was wearing it. That makes it worth it, when you see your hand knits being worn and loved.
All gift knitting complete, I returned my sock in progress that is living in my new project bag Kris made for me. I love this bag. These are the "Petty Harbour" socks which are a free pattern on Ravelry. They are so soft and the pattern makes a stretchy fabric that seems to fit everyone well.
Saturday's mail brought this sweet little house from Brad's mom. Since she has a house identical to it, she thought I needed one too so Piper would know how to find us! I love that we get along so well with Mandy's in-law's. It sure does make life a lot easier for everyone. Brad's entire family is flying to spend Christmas with them in D.C. We were also invited to be there, but because of my health issues it wasn't possible this year. We will miss them, but hope they all have lots, and lots of fun.
Another sweet package came from Becky L. (GrandmabeckyL) on my sidebar, in Portland. She makes these beautiful calendars from photos she takes. Thank you so much Becky!
Debra, (As I See It Now), over on my sidebar, sent me the first season of Gilmore Girls. Yes ladies, I think I am the only woman in the world who has never seen the Gilmore Girls. Wasn't that absolutely the sweetest thing of her to do and entirely unexpected. I'm sure I'll be like the rest of you and well and truly hooked after the first season. Thank you Debra!!!
I adore snowmen! My sweet husband bought me Olaf on Sunday. We were wandering around JoAnn's while I was trying to get a little exercise after church and saw this little guy. And he was on sale! Everytime I see an Olaf anywhere it makes me smile. He's so sweet and innocent and happy. Just how I would love the world to be.
And here's little Miss Piper vacumming up her mess. As you can tell by the table, she had been busy crafting with paper. She loves to help Mommy clean and the vacuum is her favorite. I wonder if she'll be so eager when she's a teenager? :-)
Our sweet Caleb's school picture.
And beautiful Kyleigh.
I can honestly say I have never, ever been around such well behaved and sweet kids. I know they're my grandchildren, but they play so well together, are polite to everyone they meet and stick up for kids that aren't being treated well. Their school is HUGE on anti-bullying and it shows in how they treat others. Even when we took them shopping at Thanksgiving, a little girl fell down in the parking lot and both kids ran over to her and helped her up. Kyleigh hugged her because she was crying and Caleb picked up her bag and put everything inside for her. They both kept telling her it would be okay. That sure did this Grandma's heart good.
This hasn't been a great week for me. I had a Retinal migraine last Thursday. I have been having them more frequently. I lose my sight entirely for a few hours and then the headache arrives. It was bad until Saturday night and I've had a lingering headache ever since. I've also been dealing with numbness in my legs and this week it's started in my arms. If it affects my hands I'll have a huge problem with it, since knitting and crocheting keeps me sane. Yesterday Dennis drug me to the doctors office. He even took off work to take me. Long story made short, I have a referral to see a neurologist now. I'm sure it will be after the first of the year before they even call to make an appointment, so who knows when I'll actually see a doctor. It's always something and I'm really, really tired of all of this.
A bright spot in my day is reading all of your blogs and the comments that you all make here. I appreciate it so.
I hope you all have a lovely and safe Christmas. If you're driving anywhere in the cold and snow may you be granted travel mercies.
"Therefore the LORD Himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call Him Immanuel." Isaiah 7:14
Blessings Always And May God Bless Your Christmas!