Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas All

Having remained uncharacteristically silent during Advent, I come to you from a house where, despite chaos and a lack of both order and readiness, Christmas is nearly arrived. I love the inevitability of it...the point at which (24 hours from now, to be exact) nothing more can be done. The messy laundry room will stay as it is until the New Year. At which time, I'm sure, my seasonal deacquisition mania will hit hard: local thrift shops will stagger under the onslaught.

I suspect I might spend half Christmas week in tears. Though I'm not a gloomy person in general, my retrospective on 2013 will inevitably be a little sad.

My friends, may yours be happy.

Good Yule!

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Tower of Power

You're talking to the new Associate, Assistant, Local, Regional, District Commissioner Thingy (must look up my actual title) of the newest branch of the Canadian Pony Club! We have been in operation for about 3 weeks, and have 22 members. Lemme tell you, it isn't easy to find that many Manuals. I've found the odd copy in used bookstores locally, running between $15 and $20. (Wha???) They're good and cheap in the UK, but the shipping will get you.

Aside from late nights spent staring at Abe Books and feverishly calculating exchange rates, I've been getting my Christmas shopping out of the way and making difficult decisions like red sparkly tissue or white snowflake tissue. (White snowflake, thanks for asking.) Lots of the shipping is already done but I have a few long-distance packages still to dispatch.

What with the everything, I didn't do much Christmas knitting this year - a little, but I'll show you that in the new year.

What's everybody else up to?