Sunday, December 20, 2020

Winter Break!

Winter break is here! And it feels great, even though it will be busy. I am frantically baking cookies and working on decluttering. Keith and I have looked at two houses in the past couple weeks, and they are selling very fast. So we need to get our house in order!

I finished the mitts I designed in Isaac's honor, and I need to write a note and drop them off for his mom. Writing that note will be the hardest thing I do during break

I do have some good news. My mom is recovering from Covid. It is a slow recovery, but 4 weeks after she got sick she is able to go to the grocery store. She is very tired and has some other symptoms, but it looks like she'll be OK.

I finished Rachel's mittens. They are simple, but very squishy and warm.

With the leftover yarn, I was able to make a matching hat.

We have been having pretty mild winter weather with high's in the 30s, so at least I can get out and walk with my buddies. Keith was able to bike 26 miles last week, which brings his yearly total to 7,000 miles. Impressive, huh? And it is cold enough for me to wear my hand-knits:

The cats are definitely in winter break mode:

Like all sane people, we are planning on a quiet Christmas with just the two of us. I will deliver plates of cookies on the 24th, but that's as close as I'll get to family and friends. It's a small price to pay for staying alive!

11 comments:

  1. Isaac's mitts look quite nice. I am sure they will be well received. Rachel's mittens are so pretty and what a bonus to get a hat to go with it. So glad you are still able to still enjoy some outdoor time. You fur babies are precious. Enjoy your break.

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  2. I am so glad to read that your mom is doing better. Continued good health is what I wish for her today.

    Love your shawl . . . capelet? Looks beautiful on you.

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  3. Lovely knits! And the cats are definitely the smartest creatures on the planet!

    I'm so glad to hear your Mom is improving!

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  4. I'm happy to hear your mother's health is improving. I wish her well on her recovery. Enjoy your holiday break.

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  5. Beautiful mitts and knits; so glad to hear your Mom is recovering! We will have a quiet Christmas day, too.

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  6. glad you mom is getting better and YAY for winter break!! It's just the two of us for the holidays as well.

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  7. Such good news about your Mom!!!! I love your shoulder warmer/poncho. It looks so cozy. Enjoy your time off. You sure deserve it. Araignee

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  8. So glad to hear that your mom is getting better. Your mittens are awesome, and so it the hat. Enjoy your break!

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  9. Terrific news about your Mom, thank goodness she will be okay. Stay safe my friend.

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  10. Great news Deb about your MOM~!!! Hope she gets back without pushing herself hard. Mmmmm Coookies. You gift kntis are beautiful!
    We are just the two of us and the cats. Zooms tomorrow and Christmas , with the kids both days ! and Games! Filet mignon for us 12/25 dinner. Never could do that with 21 people over! we will appreicate all we have!! and Gosh it just got freezing by Lake geneva. I think you guys got it first with the winds! Im glad it got cold as I am making colored balls with balloons. I want to pop them tomorroow and have them stay frozen the weekend!

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  11. Your Mom news is the best! And your knits are all so pretty.

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