I can't even begin to imagine where the time has gone. First off, Erin is now almost 8 months old. She is more than 1/2 a year old. CRAZY. A full summer and fall semester have passed since she was born and while before she was born my life revolved around the academic calendar, right now it couldn't be further from my mind. I do wish, in a small part of my mind, that I had been able to accept the fellowship that was offered to me by Drisha as an Arts Fellow. However, we did not have a child to have her raised by someone else, and we recognize that this is a choice we made. Perhaps when she is a little older it is something I can go back to.
Over the last couple of weeks I feel like we have been running from place to place, seeing people and just generally rushing around. Since Thanksgiving we have: had my mother, her boyfriend, his mother and my in-laws and my friend Shaysig for turkey, then the day after we had the GarschBobs for brunch, my dad for that Shabbat, then the following Shabbat we had the Tewners in from Pittsburgh. That was followed by Erin's first Chanukah - she wasn't spoiled too badly - we decided to pass on getting her gifts this year as she will have no idea and we've had to get her stuff since she was born. Perhaps that's lame, but believe me, she got gifts! We did get her a new car seat and an umbrella stroller so we can more easily take the train into the city and explore.
Then, we had holiday stuff... Including David's office holiday party, then a trip up to Hartford where we spent Friday with my mom and Shabbat with my dad and his girlfriend, then dinner on Sunday to celebrate my dad's 65th - my Uncle came, and the GarschBobs so it was a full family weekend. It just feels like we have been running around. I am glad we are staying home right now, and that David is off the next two days.
I finished knitting David's scarf. It was intended for Chanukah, but didn't happen, so I made sure I completed it for his Hebrew birthday. Now I just have to get my act together for his English birthday!
I have been crocheting like a madwoman on the hugs and kisses afghan but haven't seen a hugs amount of progress because I have been doing it in the dark, and Erin seems to be falling asleep more quickly, so I will have to get on this! I also now have even more babies to get stuff done for, and I will have to write up a list because I know someone is going to be missed if I don't!
and, now I want to get a little knitting done before I go to sleep, so I will sign off for now. This might be my last post this month only because who knows what will happen between now and Monday. My only new years resolution will be to blog more consistently - and because I signed up for another swap, I am committing to blogging at least once a week... and I am going to make an ICAL reminder so I don't forget!
let's hope for some snow...