Project 2011 – Week Forty-Two

October 19, 2011 § 5 Comments

Oh boy, it’s really closing in now.  Only ten weeks left of 2011 and it’s only going to go faster from here.

I haven’t completed the work on the second fabric boot yet and like most of my projects, it’s now sitting in a corner gathering dust.  I haven’t been feeling very well the last couple of weeks and it’s been good excuse to take it easy, putter, watch movies and just slow down.

Work will begin soon enough on the kitchen reno, Hubby mentioned having it done in time for Christmas. It’s not a structural job merely a take out the old cabinets, slap on some paint and put new ones in kind of deal, so it’s definitely possible.  The question becomes of how “probable” it is that we’ll get it done in time?   😛

In any case, there’s that and then there’s matter of Christmas itself.  Most years we split the holiday up between different branches of the proverbial family tree.  It works out to many small parties spread out over a week, often two.  I find it  exhausting and I’m getting too old for it.

Really, it’s just a bunch of squirreling around because we all find it uncomfortable spending too much time in each others’ presence…especially as a large group.  I realize this is a pretty common phenomenon and I’m not bemoaning it.  I just think I’m outgrowing it.

We’re all adults now, aren’t we?  We should be setting an example of maturity, togetherness and the importance of family for our children/grandchildren.  The two oldest of whom are now already adults themselves.  It’s long past time we gave up ancient grievances and opted to suck it up and just get on with life, as a whole family.

Ahem… (*stepping down from the soapbox)

Anyway, this year for Christmas I’d like to try get as many of the family together in the same room at the same time as possible.

And get the kitchen done in time.  I’ve got 66 days to make it happen.  Pray for me.  😀

*Yes, MrCrow…your concerns have been duly noted and will be addressed at the next committee meeting.

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