I was ok just before Halloween, having a nice relaxing run up into prime knitting season, then whamo! It's now one week to Turkey and then not much more time until you-know-what...
Someone said there's only 6 weeks left and my heart skipped a beat! I find I love and don't love this time of year more and more. I love the spirit of people, the kindness of strangers and the general electricity in the air (plus the OTT house decorations!). BUT, I dread the lists, the crowds, the (gentle) pressure from distant loved ones ("what can we get you and the kids this year?"), knitting on a deadline and the cards...Oh the cards.
Almost every year, we make cards - with ink stamps and a handwritten greeting on each one, to get the kids involved and have a crafty night or three or four.... this year, I am taking the path of least resistance and will be going to an online photo site to produce picture cards, complete with a pre-printed greeting inside.
This year, we will slay our tree and decorate it and the house the day after the turkey is cooked. We will bake until sugar and flour come out of our ears and give most of it away. I will spend less time in stores and more time at home and with friends and family.
I will spin more of this:
And knit when I want and not because I have to.