the final crunch

So I’ve been knitting. I can’t say what they are because my kids have been known to read my blog, so yeah, pretty dull there.

I need to finish them up, and today may be the day! I also hope to bake.

Last year we made sugar cookies and decorated them. I think we’ll do that again, it went very well.

The wind is whistling outside, the sky is a uniform grey and it’s a genuinely cold day as well, which we haven’t had many of so far. I confess, I love it.

It reminds me of being small and anticipating Christmas. Everything I despised about school was mitigated in December by the promise of the holidays and the break from classes, and the special things we did in December also broke the monotony of the day-to-day.

Going to religious schools meant that there was no problem with honest-to-goodness religious celebrations, so our month was not watered down into a non-specific non-holiday. The school I attended from 5th through 8th grade fancied itself a little bit progressive, so a multicultural nod was given to pretty much every holiday revolving around the winter solstice. I must say, I think that’s a better way to do it than the common “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach taken in many American public schools these days.

Anyway, I won’t be blogging much but I’ll try to post a few pictures in the next weeks. Also you can catch me on facebook and I’m trying to twitter.

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