~~~ but being indoors is so delightful! Miss Dottie woke me this am at 3:40 needing to go outdoors. The wind was howling and the thermometer said 6 degrees. I would bet that with wind chill it was at or below zero. Not a fit temperature for man nor beast. Of course, the Girls went right back to sleep after we came back in, but I wasn't so lucky.
I'm taking the week between Christmas and New Year's to do some advance work on Christmas projects for next year. Everything will be packed away neatly and I will pull my projects out in October and finish things up. All I can tell you is that my embroidery machine is involved.
I'm resolving not to make any new resolutions for 2014. Creatively speaking I plan to work on the Group projects I signed up for and try to finish up some of my UFOs. Those are the unfinished projects that haunt my mind when I can't sleep. Before we got the Girls in July, if I couldn't sleep I would wander into the sewing room and work on my quilts. I no longer have that luxury. Once Dottie hears me sneaking through the house she begins to growl and it soon turns into full-on barking. This means she is ready for a new day. My life is much simpler if I lie in bed and listen to the rhythm of Jeff's CPAP machine. Sooner or later (usually 10 minutes before the alarm goes off) I drift off to sleep.
Next weekend we will take our Christmas tree down and pack everything away for another year. I always try to pack away little resentments and hard feelings away at the same time and not allow them to taint my fresh new year.
I wish for you and your family everything good, wholesome and joyful for 2014!