Monday, December 28, 2009

Home Again...Home Again...

I feel like I'm torn between two lovers...my current home and my future home.  I am very grateful that my Hunny took me away for the holiday to work on our property.  It totally broke all holiday traditions and I think I would have been really sad not to have Sara and Bryce home for Christmas if we were at home.  Busting my hump to burn Mt. Brushmore kept me from having a meltdown and we got a lot accomplished.  It snowed the day we got over there, but was beautiful, sunny and cold the rest of the week.  Tom went snowmobiling with Jim one day (while I continued to light big fires!!!) and I guess snow machines are now on the want list!  They went up Paulina peak and Tom was amazed at the beauty (plus he had fun going fast!!!) We visited with good friends, ate chinese on Christmas Eve and breakfast at Gordy's (the local truck stop) on Christmas so we could skype the kids. We finished burning on Friday and took a ride up to Christmas Valley on Saturday.  Coming home we took the road less traveled and had to back down about a mile and a half because the road was getting pretty nasty.  I prefer not to be the lost-in-the-snow people on the 11:00 news!  It felt so good to get home and cuddle with the kitties!  They were a little miffed at first, even though we had babysitters in the house the whole time!  Today I tackled Mt. Washmore (7 loads to be exact!) and we totally cleaned the camper.  I am sorely missing sewing, but have been working on a crocheted vest with some chenille yarn that's been in the stash for over 20 years.  Sometimes it takes awhile to find the perfect pattern!  Tomorrow I have to go have some labs drawn and then I should be able to sew.  January's BurdaStyle came early...I am really inspired by some of the designs...the pintuck shirtwaist dress and the zippered sport jackets...I also really liked the simple pullover cape...Need to go raid the stash...

4 comments:

Becky said...

Like the sound of the crochet vest -- sounds pretty! We were not at home this year for Christmas as well - its different but was super fun.

gwensews said...

Our lives change. Nothing stays the same. Sometimes, it's good to break tradition and do something different, especially when we're missing some loved ones. Sounds like you had a great holiday.

Kristine said...

Breaking tradition sometimes means making new traditions. This year was our first Christmas Day Entirely Spent At Home, and I made my first xmas dinner. We even broke out the wedding china (1st time in 10 years!). I loved that pintuck dress, too!

laura said...

I'm sure your first Christmas at your future home will always standout in your memory. We winterized our future home (our boat) in November so we won't be visiting her until spring.
I loooove eating breakfast in diners so your Christmas morning sounds like fun, especially when you can skype with your family.
And don't you hate the amount of laundry that follows you home?