Things have just been insane lately.
Work and a nice little bug that has been working it's way around the household are mainly to blame.
So let's do the quickie wrap up--
First, a round up of the awesome presents my Mom and Youngest Younger Sister got me for Christmas:
Black Alpaca Lace from Mom!
My Youngest Younger Sister went on her belated honeymoon (wait, honeymoon? What's that?) to Australia. There she got me the above yarn and Polwarth roving. Love it!
She got a great story out of it too--apparently they had really hoped to see a kangaroo in the wild. By the time they got around to stopping by this fiber store checking out the wool--the proprietress asked them how their trip was going and they mentioned this one regret to her. She told them to hold on a second.
She went to the back of the store.
When she came out--she had a little joey wrapped up in a towel!
Apparently she's got a permit to rehabilitate orphaned kangaroos. Too cute!
I also didn't realize that kangaroos are like the deer of the Lower 48--you see them as roadkill on the side of the road all the time. Huh!
Moving on, here's what I did this weekend---
We went to Chunky's football banquet. Not sure why they had it so late after the season has ended, but there he is "being modest" with his little trophy. All the kids got one.
They said everyone who finished the season got one. Because apparently finishing what you started these days is an awardable feat. Whatever, it was fun and one of his coaches sat at our table had nothing but good things to say about Chunky even though his season was cut way too short.
And how can I forget the Cookie of the Week?
Mmmm! A chewy coconut oatmeal cookie!
Not sure if it's the "cold" weather but I've been on a big oatmeal cookie kick lately.
And finally--and update on the latest addition to our family: Trevor!
He's a snuggler! YESSSSS!
I love Squeaky and Happy Feet, but they're not lap cats. Not like my dearly departed Springs was.
While Trevor will never fill the spot on my lap that my Springsy did, he certainly comes close!