There are things on the hobby agenda this weekend:
(1) stitch on Storykeeper
(2) finish 1st Jaywalker sock--done
Will both of those things get done? I'm not really sure. I have to get my Christmas cards done. I used to be so on the ball with that; I used to have them done by December 1st. That hasn't happened in the last two years. My goal for the last two years was to have them out before New Year's--pretty lame, huh?
I also need to find time this weekend to start the XMAS '05 wrapfest. You know next year I am sorely tempted to get everything online and have it wrapped--wouldn't that be awesome! On the plus side I am almost done with shopping. The kiddos are done--well, except for an outfit for Little Rage(but what little kid actually likes getting clothes for a gift--that's why I am not too stressed about it).
The kiddos aren't the only ones getting toys this year. I used some of the cash my mom sent me to order a completely useless toy for me. I won't tell you what it is until I have a picture to post, but I will say it's Harry Potter related. I'm debating right now on what else to order with my "money from mom"(which is the best gift because I have to promise to use it on stuff for me and me only--a rarity with kids).
I also need to make Christmas cookies. This is actually fun--once you get the cut outs done. Little Diva LOVES to decorate cut outs; I'm not sure anyone outside of our family would eat them considering they are usually full of finger prints and I can't vouch for the fact that they haven't been touched with fingers used to lick icing, but she is so proud of her creations. She takes extra special care of the cookies designated for the "Cookies for Santa" plate.
Happy knitting and stitching--and Happy Holidays!
In 1969 (the year you were born)
Richard Nixon becomes president of the US
Senator Edward Kennedy escapes injury when the car he is driving veers off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick Island
US astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to set foot on the moon while commanding the Apollo 11 mission
Breathtaking pictures of Mars are transmitted to earth from NASA's Mariner 7 as it passes within 2,200 miles of the Red Planet
Woodstock music festival begins in upstate NY, featuring performances by Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, and many more artists
250,000 Vietnam War protestors gather in Washington for the largest anti-war rally in US history
The first draft lottery since WWII is held in New York City
The Beatles' performance in public for the last time, on the roof of Apple Records
The Stonewall riots mark the start of the modern gay rights movement in the US
Marilyn Manson, Jennifer Aniston, Ren饠Zellweger, Edward Norton, Christian Slater, and Linus Torvalds are born
New York Mets win the World Series
New York Jets win Superbowl III
Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup
Sesame Street premieres
Midnight Cowboy wins the Oscar for best picture
David Bowie's debut single, "Space Oddity", becomes a huge hit - in part to the US landing on the moon
Sharon Tate & the LaBiancas are found murdered by Charles Manson & "family"