Well, it's over for another year, the celebration of our Saviour's birth and into 2014!
Our Wyoming Christmas was wonderful, children, gifts, delicious food, cross country skiing (three times!) and some downhill skiing for the WT who completely wiped out at one stage, which gave the Wyoming Cowboy pause for thought - how was he going to tell his mother he'd killed his father? All was well, however, the WT comes from a long line of stiff upper lipped British stock!
|Sled Dogs anxious to get going on Casper Mountain|
|Attaching them to the sled|
|Look what was under OUR tree!|
|Off cross country skiing!|
|We were VERY grateful for the warmth!|
|Winter on Casper Mountain|
We got back home at 2am on Sunday morning, relieved that the falling snow as we left Casper didn't delay us. We had the quickest layover we've ever had - off one plane, walk to the neighbouring gate and onto the next plane! And our luggage came too - thank you, United Airlines!
We had a party today, the first here at the lake house and cause for slight nervousness as yet again, snow was falling! Would anyone come? Whew, this is Michigan, we *do* snow otherwise we'd never get out and see people! We love to entertain, nothing too fancy, but have rather got out of the habit these last few years with all the moving but our church family here has been so warm and friendly we wanted to give something back. We served mimosas which were a great hit!
Which brings me to the first resolution for the year - invite people over more frequently!
|Very tiring entertaining!|
|These signs amused our guests!|
The second resolution, don't laugh, is never throw out a chicken carcass without making stock - soup tastes so much better!
I would love to have done a year in review for my stitching and knitting but quite frankly, if you had blinked, you would have missed it! Third resolution, finish more than you start!
Although Friendly Stitchers still my favourite group and always will be, I've joined a few other groups to learn some new stitching, I'll let you know how it goes! One irritating thing about Yahoo's mucking about with the not broken wheel is that I had great problems joining one of the groups - the box where you put your little blurb saying why you want to join had a *faded* font as did the submit button (sorry, I am sure there is a more technical term but it escapes me!) finally did it by scrolling down and hitting the subscribe email and getting in that way! Another problem is that I can't leave a particular group - a lovely one, just not for me - irritatingly it tells me *an error occurred* each time I try!
I was reading Kate's blog where she mentions a new, slightly scary proposition, grin, - Stitching from Stash 2014 - the brainchild of Mel up in equally snowy Canada. If you hurry, you might squeak in, it's open until tomorrow, the 2nd! I am too tired to go through all my WiPs and charts right now but will get them organized this week. It's not quite as bad as it sounds, lol, you are allowed $25.00 a month to play with, any projects to which you have already committed are allowed and gift certificates received throughout the year are in too!
So enough of the chatter, it's getting late, need to load the dishwasher one more time and make a cuppa, anyone want one? Lots of sweet treats too, oh dear, come and help yourselves! Save me from myself!
Thank you to all of you, all the friendly emails, and lovely blogs that inspire me. I hope 2014 is a good year for us all, lots of whatever makes you happy, don't forget to hug your children, call a friend and keep smiling!
And the fourth resolution? blog more........ of course! Some stitching next time, I promise!