It was a crazy December followed by an equally crazy January. Starting with Christmas we had two weeks of everyone being home with no work or school. I can't think of the last time that happened. It was nice.
So, here is what we've been up to:
Tim built some set pieces for our churches Christmas play - A Charlie Brown Christmas. I sewed a dozen woodstock costumes for the woodstock choir (aka all the children 6 and under.) I didn't get to see the kids in costume - I zipped them off, dropped them off and ran to my next gig. Such is December. I will try to get a picture or two from people at church because they were cute costumes and also very easy. Alice chose not to participate in the play this year. Her exact words were, "I think I'd rather do tech." She helped Tim and I behind the scenes.
Alice was over the moon on Christmas. She spent hours looking through the microscope with her new friend Julie.
In her new sweater knit by Grandma! (She loves it, Mom!)
Tim fixed a bunch of things - more record players than I can count for a local shop, a few tape decks, and my sewing machine. My machine didn't actually need fixing, but it did need to be serviced. After my horrible experience with our local Viking dealer where they said they serviced my serger (and charged me $$$$) but didn't, I had put off taking my sewing machine in. So, Tim did it for me!
Scary looking, huh?! He did a great job. He also took apart and fixed the ancient embroidery machine that we picked up from Goodwill. I appreciate how lucky I am that he can do this.
And, finally, Alice went through a rite of passage yesterday. She got her ears pierced. She has been asking TONS of questions about it in the past few weeks. Finally, after answering the same question for the 100th time, I asked if she wanted to go to the mall to just *look* at the earrings they use to pierce ears. She was excited about that but said, "I just want to look today." So we looked and she asked the ear piercer lady tons of questions. We walked around the store a little bit and I asked if she was ready to get her ears pierced. She said okay, so we went ahead and did it. She was very proud of herself.
I can't get over how old she looks!