Yesterday I took College Girl to the airport to go back to school. We won’t see her again until Christmas. (We talk on the phone at least once a day though.) She’s happy at school, so that’s a good thing, but I still feel funny when she leaves.
So what did I do? I made a little jaunt through Ulta and bought a few things. I haven’t bought makeup for a very long time, so that was fun.
But then I went somewhere that made me feel a lot better. I made a trek to Needlework Unlimited. I must be going through a brown phase right now. I walked in the door and promptly started drooling. Just look at this.
It’s Blue Heron rayon metallic. I now own 1,100 yards of it. The colorway is chocolate copper. How could I resist? I’m not sure if it’s going to be a shell or lace. It hasn’t talked to me yet.
My other purchase was also brown.
This is Schaefer Lola. I’m too lazy to see what the colorway is. It’s a little more chocolate brown than the photo. I’m on a quest to add some sport weight sock yarn to my stash. I was going to start these socks this morning, but couldn’t find a size 2 needle. Then I remembered that the socks I’m currently working on owns my size 2 needles right now.
I started these last November in Mexico. I picked them up again last week. I guess I’ll have to finish them before I can start the next pair. Hmmm…..forced monogamy. That works.
Now I have a question for you? Is anyone panicking at the thought of Christmas shopping??? I am, on so many levels. I don’t have time. My kids need nothing. My relatives need nothing. I’m feeling like if I put one more thing in this house, it’s going to blow up, spewing the contents into the street. Last year, each kid got one gift and we purchased gifts for a family that maybe wouldn’t have had much for Christmas. It was really fun. I need a brainstorm like that for this year.
I’m also sure that for many people, buying gas and groceries has consumed more of their income. Christmas shopping is going to be more stressful in that respect too.
So, what can we change? I want Christmas to be about family and celebrating Christ’s birth. Materialism is so rampant in our society and our kids think they need and deserve whatever they want.
And no, the irony of the title isn’t lost on me.