I'm back home from our trip to visit family for the holiday. It was fun, but pretty busy. We traveled from here to Indianapolis last Tuesday--right through that winter storm Boreas! We had rain and snow, but luckily not freezing rain. It is more than 12 hours to get there, and it seems to take forever. We arrived in time to check in to the hotel and collapse. The next day, Wednesday, we finally saw our daughter!! It has been since last Christmas that we last saw her, so I was really excited. Wednesday was also my Mom's 70th birthday, so we all met to celebrate with dinner out and then cake at my daughter's apartment after. The next day was Thanksgiving, and we drove up to my sister's house for that. Friday was her baby shower, which I was co-hosting. Did I go out shopping at all on Black Friday? I didn't get up early, but I did go to one store which had Carter's baby clothes "buy one get two free." Saturday was a day to spend with our daughter. We went out shopping, had dinner, and played some games. All too quickly, it was over. Sunday was another long travel day to get home.
I was a bit "put out" sitting in the car on Sunday. I kept thinking about all the things I could be doing like getting out Christmas decorations, quilting, etc. Instead, I was just sitting in the vehicle. It felt like a big waste of time. Luckily, the weather was great for the drive home. The other drivers were the problem--there were some really reckless people on the road.
I had every intention of posting yesterday, but in the end, I think I needed a "mental health" day and managed to get only the necessities done (like the laundry.) I think I have everything done and put away so maybe today I can get into my sewing room (after I go get groceries.) I still have a few Christmas presents to make, and there are a few projects that I'm really excited to get started (and finished.)
I've been wanting to show these for a while: I joined another postcard swap--this one had a Christmas theme. I was partnered with Bobbie, over at From This to That. This is the card that she made for me:
Look what she did on the back!
This is the card I made for her.
Have a great day,