Saturday, December 23, 2006

Not Home for the Holidays

Tomorrow morning we are off to Praia da Rocha, Portugal. We've never done this before. I mean, we've been away from our own home at relatives, but never at a hotel. Not sure how I feel about it yet. It really doesn't have any sense of Holiday for me right now. It's been so busy that the time has just flown by from Thanksgiving to now.

We started out Friday afternoon when the children were released from school. Christmas gift opening commenced at 2:00pm. I didn't last long. Does it ever? The children were very pleased. It's always a risk for me, as I shop and search year round. So the Playmobil tree house and Batman Lego's have been stowed in the closet since April. They were both speechless and set to work (Roy and I) setting the things up. Playmobil is a lot of work. Very sturdy, but a lot of work. The last 3 years have been building years for us, but well worth it. Smiling faces, chipper voices busy all day yesterday and throughout today.

Today was packing day, pitching day and decision making day. I need a few projects to take along to knit. Stuck with the Morit Shetland for a waistcoat, Aqua Cheviot for a Cardigan and the Berry Sublime for a new hat and scarf. Plus the socks to finish.

Happy Christmas and New Year to you all.

1 comment:

Ger said...

Hi Holly

Hope you and your family have a great Christmas and a lovely holiday in Portugal. See you in the New Year.
Best wishes