Monday, December 07, 2009

It's the most busiest time of the year...

This time of year is always busy, and once again, despite my best efforts to be in control of time and space, I have got a whole lot going on.

Some of this is my fault. I decided to do a book give-away at this time of year. So now my office looks like the post office.

But there have been other things, too. This weekend, for instance, we had the Great Furniture Shuffle of '09, moving the last of my son's furniture from our house (bye-bye, mate's bed...sniffle...) to his new digs, as well as moving furniture from a relative's house that was going to my son's new digs, our niece's house and our house. That was a day, especially considering I have the upper body strength of a gnat.

However, I'm also trying to get my Christmas sewing done, so yesterday, I made an outfit for Niece's New Baby. Do you know how hard it is to find fleece in a pattern suitable for a little baby?

Also, note to self for future reference: do not sew white fleece while wearing black jeans!

As far as work goes, I'm waiting for revision notes (always stressful!). I also have to come up with a new title.

So, today, I have books to get ready to mail, titles to think of, and sewing to do - matching outfit for New Baby's sister, nightie for sister, dress for Baby, pj bottoms for Nephew, and two Christmas stockings. If the revisions aren't too much and I have time (cue maniacal laughter) I hope to make a couple of little mice decorations, too.


Anonymous said...

Hi. I was always under the impression that gnats were pretty strong, seeing as how they have the strength to fly. And on top of all this, you are going to decorate some mice? You have more energy than I do.

We are planning to go to California to visit my inlaws for Christmas, and just the thought of getting ready makes me tired. We need to find a substitute cat sitter, as our regular cat sitter will be out of town the same time as us. The only cat I board Sandy, becuase he takes medication twice a day to control his hyperthyroidism and seizures. The bird goes to stay with the friends who gave him to us. Even the shortest trip in this family takes some planning.


P.S. I am eagerly awaiting my book. I hope it gets here before we leave. (That's if we get a cat sitter.)

Leona said...

I am looking for my stamps. I bought a whole book of them and then promptly lost them! I will get more so I can help get that mess down another iota!

Those are really cute. I would love the pattern. Is it available at stores? And you are right about the fleece. It is hard to find good baby patterns!

Kaye Manro said...

You are certainly overwhelming me with all you have going on!

I hope it thins out some for you.

Margaret Moore said...
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Margaret Moore said...

Not decorate mice, although that gave me a laugh. Making cloth mice. :-)

Too bad about the stamps, Leona, but I can sympathize. You should see my desk - I could lose more than a book of stamps on it!

The pattern I used is, ahem, over 20 years old. A company named Sunrise made traceable patterns, for a variety of looks and sizes. I don't know if they're still in business any more.

Kaye, it seems to come in waves. Right now, I'm a bit swamped, but there are other times there's a bit of a lull.

Leona said...

So I bought the stamps yesterday (I think I mentioned it under another posting). Today, I went to the post office to drop off the items I had to mail and I wanted to put correct postage to Canada, right? Not bad, really, as I only needed 75 cents. I just put 2 stamps on it. It is on the way :D yeaaahhh. I'm so excited.

AFTER I mailed everything, I went to put something back into my backback (I don't carry purses very often) and the folder wouldn't go in right. I reached down and guess what? Yep, you guessed it, the stamps and my checkbook I put them in. So now I have LOTS of stamps. :D

Merry Christmas and thank you :)

PS I noticed all the smileys on here and that is indicative of how excited I am about the books!