I've been missing a few weeks. It's been busy!!! My son is still having anxiety issues with school, there was the planning/packing/going/staying/coming home of the Thanksgiving holiday at the beach, Christmas decorating here and at my in-laws (my mother-in-law is being treated for cancer for the third time in three years and had decided decorating was too much trouble), and, of course, knitting.
My sister and I are blessed with an absolutely wonderful relationship. Her kids are mine and mine are hers. We truly enjoy being together. She works and I've kept her kids (still put one on the bus in the morning and fill in at the elementary school events neither of her parents can make). Our families vacation together in the summer at the beach in Nags Head, NC and again over the Thanksgiving holiday, mostly to escape our parents and their issues. The kids are like siblings, so there've been tussles here and there, but mostly, it's just heaven.
This year was no exception. I visited my favorite knitting store, Knitting Addiction, ate wonderful food, and relaxed. I finished several big projects and started new ones. It was also nice to return home to our greeting committee of four - my son's cat really couldn't care less if all of us fell off the earth.
We have two Christmas trees and they were up before we left. Saturday night, I decorated the family room, but still have the living room, the window candles, and the outside to do. We spent 3 1/2 hours at my in-laws house doing their decorations and next weekend we'll help my father with his.