Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year!

 I can't tell you how happy I am to welcome in 2015. 2014 just wasn't one of my most favorite years. We had a lovely, quiet holiday with my Dad and David. Grace was surely missed, but we are making plans to visit her in Cambodia this summer. I finished my Christmas socks a couple of days before Christmas. I'm liking this new tradition of starting a pair the day after Thanksgiving. With company in the house, more knitting than sewing has gotten done as of late, but that's all about to change. I have signed up to participate in two different Quilt Block of the Month clubs. I might be crazy, but the monthly structure thing really works for me. I also spent a good bit of my vacation reading. I finished Jodi Picoult's Leaving Time and I'm a good way into the third book in Ken Follett's Century Trilogy. The Picoult book was not what I thought it was going to be, but I guess that's what I like about her books. You never know what's going on until you get to the end. I'm reading Follett's third book mainly because I read the other two and just have the need to complete the set. I liked the first one but had to skip a bunch of the WWI details, just too much for me. the second one was OK and the jury is still out on the third. I'm more about the characters and less about the politics and wars. Are you all reading anything good? Let me know. Alan and I have seen several movies lately too. We have discovered that we really like going to the early (10:30 AM) shows at our local theater. Sometimes we have to share the theater with a few other people, but there has never been a crowd and we get our pick of seats. It's probably just another sign of how old we are.  Speaking of which, we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on the 29th of December. Crazy, right? We are planning a little getaway with close friends who's anniversary is December 31st. They've been married even longer than us. All things considered, Life is Good and we plan to enjoy the heck out of 2015

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