12/25/10

All is calm

Our day is ended and what a wonderful day it was. This morning, Rob and I puttered around while Sydney slept in a bit...so glad we don't have one that has to be up at 3am to open presents. I think that's part of the beauty of us doing so much shopping together. We know what we're getting, we know we'll like it, and because we shopped early, we've forgotten we picked it out. But, she knows that it isn't going anywhere and she doesn't have to be anxious about getting her hands on it. That's been a long battle and I'm so glad to see her doing better every year.

Then, there were the mountain of gifts to open and then the mountain of paper to be done away with. Then, the lunch to cook and some last minute cleaning and then my best friend and her two sons, age 22 were here for lunch and more gift exchanging.

Then a long nap. And, THEN I did dishes and by the time I finished, it was time to pull it out for supper. All I could handle was a small sandwich.

The pic below is one of my presents. It's a huge vintage cone holder. It's massive and I can only imagine the things it has seen in some industrial sewing company.



Okay, so that's it for today. I'm off for a holiday episode of Dr. Who and toddle my tired self to bed.

Lane

3 comments:

Freda said...

Lane, I have a thread holder on my Consew sewing machine just like that. I do upholstery and that is attached to my table, my thread goes through the loops and down to my machine. I use it every day.

Jan Hatchett said...

OMG, a quilter and a Dr. Who fan??? Wow, who would have thought that there were more than one of us. Right now our tv is on the fritz, but a friend is Tivo-ing it for us.

banjo795 said...

make that three......
My daughter got hooked on Dr. Who when she was studying in England, and she got me hooked when she came back home. It was a great episode! I won't spoil it for you if you haven't seen it yet.