Holiday Cheers


This unsuspecting lawn chair –and another that is its unpictured twin — has been dubbed a  “holiday chair.”  My parents-in-law have been building their house in Maine, and they are waiting to get their permanent living room furniture until all the finishing touches are put on.  This past Thanksgiving, and just recently again at Christmas, the holiday chairs made their third and fourth lifetime appearances (respectively) to offer us visiting kids a nice alternative to sitting on one of the three the dog beds or the floor, in the event that both of the existing upholstered lounge chairs are occupied.  Contrary to what you might be thinking, these are actually the most exquisitely comfortable lawn chairs I’ve ever sat in, perfect for long-term knitting, Nintendo playing, or just visiting and chatting.  Their arrival in the living room around holidays means its family time.

We’re back home now after some quality time in the holiday chairs again, and life is slowly settling back to normal, with one exception. I’m trying my darndest to impose an Internet moratorium for myself.  Very little email checking (just enough to coordinate some key plans with friends), no blog checking (gasp!), no Twitter, no nuthin.  There’s something about the urge and addiction to these tools that just feels so freeing to be unleashed from.  Instead I’ve been reading (on my new, awesome, amazing Kindle from Amazon, opened directly from the perch of the holiday chair!), crafting a few small last minute holiday gifts, arranging for a dear old friend to come visit (hi Gabriel!), and just relaxing at home.  My brother got stealthily married this week, too, so I’ve been enjoying all of that from afar, revelling in the excitement of having his lovely wife as my new sister!  

I plan on doing a few posts in the near future to answer some of the questions you all have been asking in the comments and over email.  Buttonholes appear to be number one on the question list, so perhaps a buttonhole tutorial is coming your way!  Stay tuned!

In the meantime, have a happy and healthy and safe new year’s eve!

Posted by robyn on December 30th, 2008 under crafts, random

One Response to “Holiday Cheers”

  1. sharon Says:

    Sounds like you had a great festive season with your family and friends.
    I know just what you mean about the lure of the blogs, I had to do the same as you as I was spending upwards of 2 hours a day on surfing and posting.
    Looking forward to your buttonhole tutorial.
    Happy New Year

    sharons last blog post..Happy Christmas

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