A bunch of stuff distracted me the challenge, a trip or two, a funeral or two, my dad's illness, the internet, and a whole lot of feeling about all of it. I'm going to try it again though. I think I'll make my own this time. I wonder if I'm more likely to stick to it if it's my own creation. I guess we'll see!
Let's see... a few good things since my last post.
- I started doing some freelance work that I'm actually enjoying. It's not enough income to thrive but it might be enough to survive for a bit and that's enough for now.
- I hosted my first Thanksgiving! We had another couple over for dinner and games. I made deviled eggs, shrimp cocktail, and a cheese plate. I made cornish game hens for us, a lasagna with no meat because our guests are vegetarians, brown sugar carrots, stuffing, and TWO kinds of dinner rolls. Our guests brought homemade mac and cheese, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and corn pudding. For dessert I made pumpkin pie of course, a ricotta cake that did NOT come out the way it was supposed to, and a double batch of my moms super secret (read: Nestle Tollhouse) chocolate chip cookies. Then we sat on the couch and moaned about how full we were before playing a few games, including our favorite group game Anomia.
- I knit my very first pair of socks! This may not seem like a very big deal to a non knitter but for me, it was huge! I've been trying to learn for a very long time, getting so frustrated each time that I would give up for months or even years in between tries. Awhile back I finally got the hang of it but only made very small socks because regular size ones take so long and I wanted practice. So now I have a bunch of preemie sized socks that will be turned into a stuffed monster... someday.
So there's my update. We're heading to NY for the holidays so I'll probably post tons of pictures of snow. I'm working on the assumption that we WILL get snow because I miss snow.