Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Christmas, Cats and Crochet

The kids went back to school today (yay!) and as soon as that school bus pulled away I immediately crawled back into my warm, cozy bed. It was the best decision I could have made for myself today. 

Later, I forced myself to leave the house for the first time in days, but that's ONLY because we ran out of toilet paper. Did you know cats love to shred rolls of toilet paper at night while their humans are sleeping? Yep, they sure do! And if the toilet paper runs out, they go after the paper towel rolls :)

Here's the chaos I woke up to after my morning slumber.
See how they try to look all cute and innocent when clearly they are so guilty? 
Christmas holidays were a blur of present wrapping, turkey eating, baking and avoiding wearing jeans at all costs. The kids spent Christmas at their dad's which was a totally new thing for us. It was strange, but not as bad as you might think. I went to my folk's place on Christmas day and we opened presents, had a yummy turkey dinner and played a fun game of Scrabble.
When the kids came back from their dad's, they had two more present opening sessions to look forward to! 

This is what Santa and his elves left at our house.
And these are the pumpkin truffles I made - and ate way too many of! I also baked shortbread cookies, ginger cookies and espresso cookies. I love baking, but realized I definitely have to give most of it away or it's just too tempting :)
I found all of my recipes on Pinterest. They're super easy and SO delicious!

So it seems I've picked up another crafting addiction over the Christmas holidays. The addiction began last April when I purchased an infinity scarf at a craft show I went to. I fell in love with it and thought to myself  'I could MAKE these too!' 
Mom taught me to crochet when I was just a little girl. I remember sitting on the kitchen floor (with that awful 80's orange and brown carpet everyone had) and learning how to chain. 
I picked up my hook and yarn one morning, watched some tutorials on YouTube and I was off and running. 
I gave the first scarf I made to my sweet mama for her birthday. She wears it around the house like I wear mine. These Saskatchewan winters make wearing scarves in the house a requirement! :) 
I'm heading into the city soon because I need to stockpile yarn, and I'm definitely going to need more coffee beans so I can stay up all night crocheting. 
I'm going to make and sell a ton of these scarves. That's my business plan for 2014 so far anyway. I feel like it's what I'm supposed to do, so I'm just going to go with it. 
Man, I wish I had some pumpkin truffles right now....


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