But lots of other stuff happening. First, I finished my last class, and have my Bachelor’s of Science in Information Technology. A long, long road, but I’ve reached my destination at last! On to the next challenge, once I figure that out.
Other news – my daughter Katie and her family moved back to Indiana! My beautiful grandchildren are now a mere five blocks away! I feel more like a family. The kiddies are in public school (haven’t been able to convert her to the true path of home/unschooling), but there’s always hope.
Micah is working (if you can call it that) hard and long at mastering WoW. He does other stuff, too, according to him. I know he showers somewhat regularly – wet towels occassionally show up on the bathroom floor. He had his 14th birthday, and since we thought he might have Mono, he didn’t get his party. That was one unhappy young man. But he maintained admirably, and got through it all.
Surrounded by the smoke from 14 birthday candles!
The weather is awful – snow, sleet, freezing rain, more sleet, a little ice, a little more ice… We weren’t prepared for this so early.
Our snowy house
Most of that snow is covered by ice now, and as I type the sleet has changed to freezing rain, which will turn to rain, which will make oh-so-not-attractive mud instead of pristine snow…oh well…such is life in Indiana! I was not ready to suffer the dogs looks of accusation when I send them outside yet. That usually doesn’t happen until January. The cold is beginning to get to them, even. Lucky has been forced to find what little sun shines into the livingroom for basking.
Lucky, basking in a little sunshine.
He was dozing in that picture. Spike was laying on Jeff’s lap, but I didn’t get a pic of that.
Knitting is slow. Working on a pair of socks for my dear friend Tina in the color she loves. They’re a different pattern than I’ve done before, a sort of even/odd checkerboard pattern that is interesting to knit but will still be warm. Jeff’s sweater is almost done – just a few more rows around the neck. I’m hoping to have that done this week – perhaps by Thursday? It would be wonderful if I could present it to him on Friday when we’ll have lots of family for a sixth night of Chanukah evening.
We’re now into the third night of Chanukah, and going to the grandparents’ for Christmas eve tomorrow, so he’ll get more than enough stuff to pack into his room. Mostly he wants money to pay for his World of Warcraft habit subscription. So, if there are any friends and/or relatives out there who haven’t gifted him for Chanukah, birthday, Christmas, Yule, Saturnalia, or whatever winter holiday of choice said friends and/or relatives celebrate – click here and get him a gift fix subscription: http://www.amazon.com/World-Warcraft-Pre-Paid-Time-Card-Pc/dp/B00063BLG8. I promise he’ll send a heartfelt thank you note…or else…
Ashley, Jason, and Micah - Chanukah 2007
This picture is from last year, when Jason and Ashley came over. This year it will be Jason and Ashley (now Mr. and Mrs.), Katie, Paul, Brooklyn, and Christian; Jeff and me and Micah, and Mom and Dad and Sam…quite the crowd! Maybe we can even get Scott and Meghan to come over!
Finally, a little art to brighten the dark days of December…