Our days are varied and surprising it turns out. Even when another driver pulled an illegal u-turn into the side of our car, totaling it and stalling the process of replacing it by disputing the fact that he was at fault...yep, I've ended up stranded at home with a 4-month-old for several days on end while Luke bikes a bunch of miles to and from work...in December. But somehow even those stay-at-home weeks will fill up with the daily cooking and straightening and book reading (or Wren's favorite activity: book eating) and diaper washing, visits from friends and time with family and lots of teething:
And on those invigoratingly bright and unseasonably warm afternoons we like to venture out for a walk around the neighborhood:
And so in the wake of all that embroidering and zigzag stitching I've turned my attention to Christmas. The sewing machine has been humming along steadily for a few weeks now, and there is a nice pile of handmade gifts gathering around our small and humble Christmas tree. I can't wait to post some pictures here and tell you all about my gift-giving inspiration. But I guess that'll be all in good time. Even though I'm fairly certain my nieces aren't avid readers of the blog (especially not the 2-month-old), it just doesn't seem right to spill the yuletide beans until the gifts are nestled away snugly in their arms.