Tonight I put the final stitches in that Big A$$ motif on Paradigm Lost! Yay its done! Gosh now some of the motifs seem just plain ole' small! With the completion of this motif I've completely finished page 3... this means pages 1-3 are done! The whole top section of the design. I've got a small start on Page 4, and it seems to be full of manageably sized motifs so I can see it moving along nicely.
I did have a moment of sheer insanity tonight! No picture of this moment of insanity... yet. I have been toying with the idea of trying to get Todd's Christmas stocking stitched up. Its a kit I've had for over five years! Its a Bucilla Kit of a fisherman Santa, one of Todd's favourite activities. I plan on having some pictures of the kit for you tomorrow... I can't put everything in one post can I? Will I actually get this thing done? I somehow doubt it... but I plan on coming home tomorrow after work and a grocery run and barely stepping foot out of my house for days! That means a lot of hours on my butt stitching.
Tonight I wrapped up most of my ornaments, they're ready to be given away tomorrow. Bye, bye ornies. I just hope their new owners will appreciate them.
This year, for some reason I seem to really be struggling with the season. For the last two weeks or so I've been finding it harder to get up in the morning and harder to get to work on time (thank goodness after tomorrow I won't have to go back until January 5th). When I've been at work I'm not my usual happy-go-lucky self, usually I don't let most things and most people bother me (I've been downright bitchy to Todd most nights). But slowly over the last few weeks I find myself much less tolerant, easily irritable and the small things bother me. I had a hissy fit over the printer this afternoon when it jammed for the millionth time, I ripped the piece of paper out of the damned thing balled it up and threw it across the library! Very childish. I have had to push myself to go to the gym (I've only made it there once this week), I've had to FORCE myself to do my Christmas shopping. I'm looking forward to being off of work but I'm not excited for Christmas. My tree is still not up... I'm not even sure if I'm going to bother with it. Traditionally I've hosted Christmas Eve for my family. This year my sister can't be bothered to come because she works until 6pm (we never eat until 7:30 so I don't see the big deal), this means I won't be seeing my niece or nephew for Christmas. My brother doesn't have a car so we'd have to drive clear across the city (about 45 minutes), pick him up then drive back to my house, traditionally he spends the night here. He doesn't want to do that this year. So on Christmas Eve it'll be Todd and I and my folks. Depressing.
This week the scale was not kind to me, I'm up .5 lbs, really that's not bad for this time of year and I really wasn't struggling... until this week! Oh boy! On Monday the back counter in the office was laden with homemade cookies and boxes of chocolates! Yesterday I got my first box of chocolates as a gift... I ate 4, that would be 3 more than I had planned on eating but managed to give the rest away. Today I got my second box of chocolates, I've only eaten two out of this box, and have fed the rest to Todd. At the rate I'm going I won't be surprised to see another increase at the scale next week! However, once I'm done work Tomorrow a lot of the temptations I've been dealing with will be eliminated! Then I'll have the hurdles of Christmas Dinner with Todd's family, and Boxing Day Dinner at my parents (but my Mum is very conscience of what she prepares). I really will have to make an effort to get on my treadmill and perhaps get into town and go to the gym otherwise I'll side away from my 50 lbs milestone! Oh this time of year is definitely a challenge!