Monday, December 26, 2011

Over so quickly

Harriet says "Happy Holidays"
 Both the holidays and my long weekend.  But isn't that how it always works?

I had such plans - lots of quality time in the sewing room, time with Mario, time with family -- more time than I actually had, as it turns out.

We visited my aunt on Friday, had Christmas Eve dinner with his family in NJ, and spent Christmas Day on our own.  We cooked our big dinner, as planned - seared duck breast with port wine and cherries, garlic mashed potatoes and sauteed wild mushrooms. Yum.  I took a nice long break from the computer, did some work out in the yard, cleaned out the chickens (who are adapting well to to the cold and their new high-protein diet) and, somehow, got almost no sewing done.

Annie says "Humbug."

Today I finished the black pants I started before my break, but that's it.  I think I need to clean up the workroom. It's still trashed from working on craft show projects, then bringing back the items that didn't sell, then having yet another small avalanche . . . you get the picture.  It's a swamp.

And I'm back to work tomorrow, so of course now all I want to do is stay up all night rearranging my sewing space.  Which I can't do, and which I probably wouldn't want to do if I had off tomorrow. 


Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I know how you feel. I know that time with family is important but a 3-day weekend always screams sewing to me. At least we can try again next weekend!

Nancy K said...

Your dinner sounds yummy. Yard work really does eat up a lot of time! We did clean up yesterday as well. It's never ending when you live in the woods. As Carolyn said there's always next weekend. Happy New Year

gMarie said...

Glad you had a lovely dinner with Mario. Hope you get time to sew next weekend. g