Both Peg and I had the entire week off and celebrated by doing as little as possible, you should know that we excelled at it. There was some entertaining hosted and celebratory time over Christmas weekend, mom's birthday was celebrated and New Year's eve just about as quiet as it's ever been. A single beer, Durrell's My Family and Other Animals which has become tradition was as wild and crazy as it got for the last evening of 2015.
My goal has been to read, rest, nap, movie watch, get a bit of extracurricular work done, dabble at some motorcycle maintenance only when I was completely in the mood and spend very little time online. It has gone mostly to plan and it has been glorious. As Mike reminded me, staying home makes the time go slower and I did as much of that as I thought reasonable....not a bad place to be. Tomorrow, back to the real.
Peg and Lauren have been busy solving Nancy Drew Mysteries, but the majority of Peg's time has been spent listening to audiobooks and knitting. Scarves, blankets, socks and what I call wrist and ankle bands with Ben the recipient of an entire parliament of owl faces.
Fingerless wrist warmers.......
Featuring turtles, another one of Ben's favorite creatures.....
Socks that already have a big hole ......:)
Claudio has taken his sentinel duties very seriously these last few weeks and will sorely miss the responsibility very soon....
All the best to Everyone in 2016!!!
Best wishes for you and yours..... Not only for 2016... but for many years to come. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Mike, the very best to you two! More adventure ahead, of that I'm sure!Delete
Love the owls and wrist warmers. Looks like A+ knitting! My car hasn't budged in 2 days. My all time record is 6 days at home and not even sick. THAT was a fabulous time.ReplyDelete
Best wishes for 2016. Hope no flooding or weather catastrophes visit you or your farm.
Thanks Martha and to you as well. Peg's been pushing pretty hard on enhancing her skills and goes into a her own nirvana while busy with her hands.Delete
No idea yet what Spring will deliver as far as driveway antics. The best thing is that it's not far away....days already getting longer. :)
Happy New Year to you and your family!ReplyDelete
The tree sentinel last Iooks very serious indeed...
Thank you Richard, to you folks as well! Claudie is a bit lost....the tree came down a few hours ago. Both he and his companion will miss the southern exposure winter sun under the protection of the pine woods.Delete
So happy you had some nice relaxing time off. Helps when you go back to the grind tomorrow.ReplyDelete
Peg - Those own faces are way cool.
Happy New Year.
Brandy, it really does help and I hope will. It's going to be difficult to be responsible again.Delete
The owls make me smile every time I even think about them.
Love the knitted owls. We haven't spent our days off not much different from yours. Maybe even a bit less creative ;-)ReplyDelete
Relaxing Sonja, that was the plan and it's worked. Seems that it worked for you two as well.Delete
I know to keep back when Peg's in her zone...:)
So right, holidays are meant to rest, relax and recharge - dismissing all responsibility. It's harder than it sounds though. All the best to you, your family the sentinels and box full of owls in 2016 ;o)ReplyDelete
Karen, you are right; it took responsibility to avoid but it worked out well. Thank you, to you and yours as well.Delete
A weekend of little activity and that activity being stuff you wish to do....sounds great.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to you and yours!
Thanks Dom, I'm doing what I can to get good at using time as wisely as you do yours. :)Delete
My very best wishes to you, Peg,and your family for 2016 Doug.ReplyDelete
Sounds like nice cozy times in the Cooper household.
Thank you David, I've high hopes and a fair level of confidence for us all in the new year.Delete