Happy New Year

Yeah, well, it’s almost the end of Jan­u­ary 2 🙂 But I haven’t spent that much time online, in favor of fam­i­ly, home­work, and stitch­ing. I decid­ed to split the update into sev­er­al posts.

Hap­py Birth­day to cybr­cat! I’m sor­ry I missed it yesterday.

We opened presents Fri­day. As usu­al, the focus was on the girl. If there were a con­test for the present most tick­led shad­owkatt, joyeuse13 would be the win­ner. She had a print made from one of the pho­tos in the girl’s online gallery, and had it framed. We’ll be mov­ing things around on the walls very soon so that we can dis­play it prominently.

sam­bear and I both got some love­ly clothes, thanks to curiousmay9 and rid­inrab­bit. We both got warm, com­fy slip­pers, and I have a but­ter­fly gar­den in a bas­ket to put out on the porch this spring.

sam­bear made love­ly, cus­tom pieces of art for each mem­ber of the fam­i­ly. They’re beau­ti­ful. I love mine.

My par­ents were tick­led with their stitched gifts. shad­owkatt took pic­tures for me, which I’ll post as soon as I get them from her. 

Every­body who got bas­kets was hap­py with them, too. My first attempt at bak­ing bread from scratch worked, as did sam­bear’s spiced nuts, shad­owkatt’s hot fudge sauce, and the sug­ar cook­ies the girl and curiousmay9 made and dec­o­rat­ed. Now that we have a bet­ter idea of how far things go, we can kick up the pro­duc­tion next time (and make and freeze as much as pos­si­ble ahead of time).

shad­owkatt and I man­aged to com­plete­ly sur­prise sam­bear with Sculpey clay and molds and tools for work­ing with it. He loved work­ing with clay along­side Geni, and has­n’t done any­thing like that since she left last year. 

I hope your hol­i­days were as love­ly and low-stress as ours.

Cur­rent Mood: 🙂pleased
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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