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Finished: brother's hat, grandma's scarf
Unfinished: mom's scarf, dad's hat

(Dad still said his new hat looks better than his old one, even though it's really only got a cuff and then an inch or two above that right now.)

And Mom's scarf was SO CLOSE to done I didn't wanna go to bed last night. But I was tired. She was very impressed with the pretty dropped yarn over stitch I used for the 5 inches at each end, and the main part of the scarf was seed stitch, which is generally my favorite stitch.

A lot of my presents this year were of the awesome lounge-about comfort variety: pjs, Bath and Body Works stuff in sweet pea and in eucalyptus spearmint, an I.O.U for a bathrobe because they couldn't find one I'd like in time, tea mug, and a couple books. I wholeheartedly approve of this relaxation trend in gifts. Plus I got an absolutely lovely scarf from my cousins; I can never have too many scarves.

Amusingly, the I.O.U. was one of my favorite presents. My dad really wanted me to have something to open, because everyone else in the family was getting a new bathrobe or snuggly blanket. So he wrapped up his new robe, addressed the gift to me, and wrote a note saying that this was his robe, and it could be redeemed for the purchase of a new bathrobe for me.

My biggest and best present, though, was a wheeled laptop bag, because my back and shoulders are a disaster and I was in agony a lot of days this fall. YAY, ONE LESS HEALTH PROBLEM TO WORRY ABOUT! I don't particularly like wheeling bags, but it's gotten to the point that I really need a bag like this and was kinda dreading the expense this spring.

Also, having my aunt and uncle and cousins over for brunch and present-exchanging was so nice. We always see them on Christmas, but usually not for a Christmas celebration. We're going over there later for birthday cake for my cousin; she's a Christmas baby.


I hope everybody is having a really nice day whether you celebrate the holiday or not. And for those of you who do celebrate it, merry Christmas!

...And my brother put Straight No Chaser's 12 Days of Christmas on auto-repeat for over half an hour today. It is horribly stuck in my head now.

I watched Mickey's Christmas Carol yesterday. Return to childhood. It was wonderful.
tricia868: (happy / skipping / singing (hachi))

I went upstairs for a nap at 6:15 or so last night, and no one woke me up, so I slept until 5:30, at which point I both needed to use the bathroom and had a borderline asthma attack because inability to breathe seems to be a side effect of sleeping lately. (It is not so much a repeat of the cold from hell, actually, as a minor cold coupled with a disaster of a sinus infection.) Then I IMed with Jackie for an hour and a half before going back to bed for 2 hours. Yay, I actually made up for my only 2 & 1/2 hours 2 nights ago. And now, I am going to knit like a maniac all day long in hopes of finishing my family's presents.

Obviously, school stuff done. All my assignments in, music final passed (with anywhere between an A and a C, as I've no idea specifically how well or poorly I did. Definitely passed though!) I SURVIVED MY FIRST SEMESTER BACK! I was so terrified that I wouldn't, for awhile. Had there been a repeat of Alfred I probably would've given up on ever going back to school.

5 of you have cards on the way, though I'm betting they won't make it there till the 26th. Everyone for whom I'm doing a general holiday greeting and not a red & green really Christmasy one has longer to wait. School just ate me alive at the end here, and I'm making the cards, so they're a little time consuming.

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To make up for being whiny emo-Tri a little while ago...

I enjoyed leaving things for people on theirs, so I figured I'd put one up... If you search, you can find some interesting things. XD I laughed when like 4 results came up for tardis.

Christmas Gift Toy & MySpace Layouts at


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