Happy New Year!
Since I last checked in with you, the Ribbed Beanie found a home. Mayhem didn't want to model the hat that I finished the other day, remember? Absent-Minded Professor, on the other hand, loved the hat! He adopted the hat as his own as soon as he saw it. I didn't have a specific recipient in mind when I made the hat so I didn't have a problem with my 6th grader keeping it. How wonderful that my kids love the handknits I have given them so far. Even better, this morning it was only 10 degrees and my dear Professor wore the hat to school.
I woke up Jan. 2 intending to go to work as scheduled, only to find I had a fever, was ache-y, and had a cough. Ugh! I put myself back to bed, made arrangements to get the kids to school via their dad, and slept until 3:00PM. Today was pretty much a repeat. Tomorrow is Friday... I think I should try to go to work. You think?
Before being knocked flat, some good things happened, though. Have you ever been to the Detroit Science Center? This was a great time! Buddy Bill and I took Mayhem and Absent-Minded Professor and made sure to see the Our Body exhibit, as well as an IMAX movie about prehistoric Sea Monsters. The kids got to play in their own band, too. B and I were fortunate enough to be outside the booth! See how happy my Professor looks?
The deer that frequent the field we pass on the way home were out that same afternoon. AND I finally had my camera! From the stoplight I was able to capture five of them, including one buck, if you look carefully. It was even trying to snow. The kids and I have seen as many as 12 deer in this field at once. Being inside the city limits, the deer are safe from hunters.
New Year's Eve was a wonderful evening; waving good-bye to the old year and welcoming in a fresh New Year full of promise and opportunity.
Hope 2008 brings you health, happiness and a great deal of knitting time!