Au revoir, 2013.

Can’t say I’m sorry to see the back of you.  You’ve been a bit of a “meh” kind of year and I’m really throwing down the gauntlet to 2014 to be less of a pain in the butt.

December just passed me by in a blur.  After needing to replace both our cars with some urgency, the dishwasher, microwave and house all decided to blow their top too.  The white goods have been replaced…the house needs a full rewire.  We’re not talking about that at the moment!

I made it to Christmas day with sanity almost intact but feeling decidedly under the weather.  We had a quiet but delightful day (although I’ve sworn I’m never cooking a full Christmas turkey dinner ever again), and I awoke on Boxing Day to find myself completely floored by the bug that I’d been fighting since the last lot of antibiotics finished.  It was a completely different kind of bug (thankfully no coughing this time) but still pretty awful.

I knew I should have asked Santa for a stronger immune system! 😉

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So, at the moment I have nothing to share with you except my heartfelt wishes that you had a wonderful Christmas, that you and your loved ones are hale and hearty, and that you have fun things planned for 2014.

I’m going to take a breath, get the kids back to school next week and see if inspiration strikes.  I haven’t sewn or knitted a stitch since Christmas Eve when I finished The Husband’s red socks just in the nick of time.  

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However, I can’t let this post pass without a shout out to Ma, who celebrated her 70th birthday with us on New Year’s Eve.

Mum

Happy Birthday, Ma! We love you.

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