Monday, December 26, 2011

What I Did on Christmas Day

Since I was alone and a little bit bored, I finally got myself to finish up this coat hanger.
It's from a piece of window trim and some old door knobs.  It only took me 1/2 an hour, tops.  Why has it taken me a year to get done?

Also made some of these stockings, just because.  They still don't have hanging loops~ my sewing machine decided to be difficult, and when she gets like that, it's best to just walk away :)

I'll probably send a set of 5 north to my brother and his family in Canada.  My parents tend to drive up on a whim, so it's best to have everything gathered that I want sent up.  I don't seem to think far enough in advance to plan for mailing/shipping time to get gifts there before Christmas.  Good thing they don't get too hung up on dates, I don't think I'll be able to change that at my age.

It's been good having a break from work, but my sleeping schedule is messed up.  If I'm awake before noon, I drag.  I take a short nap, and then I'm up till 4 am again.  Sigh.  It's probably best that the holidays are over and I can get on a regular schedule.  Just go to work, sleep, go to work, sleep, etc.  Makes for a dull life, but I guess it is what it is at this point.  One daughter is heading back to college tomorrow, she's got work hours scheduled.  The other daughter is still recovering from wisdom tooth surgery and I'm not sure when she'll head back~ probably before the weekend so she can party on New Years with friends...

The son is putting in hours at work over his break.  He also had his wisdom teeth removed, so has had this week off.  Pretty sure he'll be around until he can get back into his dorm the second week of January.

Weather is still great here.  Warm by South Dakota standards, no snow as the bits we've gotten pretty much melted.  It's a bit windy here, but that's ok as long as there isn't snow!

All for now~  JULIE


  1. Oh what great stockings! Yes, it is hard to adjust to night shift and then back to day light living. LOVE the door knob hangers, great idea. I think I need to steal it. :)

  2. Those is the coolest hanger I have ever seen - I love the use of old door knobs that way. You are one clever lady, you know that?

  3. I would have wished more for you on Christmas. That job is a mixed blessing, though a paycheck is nothing to sneeze at. Wishing you a happy new year!