I’ve been trying to keep busy since we don’t have a whole lot going on IVF-wise. Having something to focus on helps get me through the nagging anxiety about where we’re supposed to be in this cycle.
I haven’t put up a tree in years because we’re usually not home for Christmas. We will be home this year, though, so today I finally put up the Christmas tree. The tree we have is small because we have no extra floor space to set one up. I put two strings of lights on it to make up for its diminutive size.
The cats are always super-interested in the tree. It usually gets them in trouble.
We don’t have many ornaments, but my mom did give me a few before she passed away, including a few of the “crazy quilt” ones she made years ago.
I’ve also been busy this past week helping Hubby edit a book chapter he’s written. This was a big deal for him, and, 16,000 words later, he’s finally done and has it sent off to the editors. Unfortunately, he insists this kind of writing isn’t going to get him much closer to a job.
He keeps applying, though. Which was getting to be frustrating with the printer that we had because the mechanism that was supposed to roll each sheet of paper through the printer wasn’t working properly. Hubby had it looked at, and the repair man said it’d be better to just buy a new one. So Hubby did. And was suddenly concerned about dust creeping into the crevices of his new toy. So I whipped up this thing with some fabric I already had lying around:
I’m no Belle, but I was pretty proud that it turned out okay, considering I didn’t have a pattern. It’s not even close to perfect, though. I’d like it to be a tad bit longer. And three of the four corners are a puckered mess. (One of them turned out perfect–completely by accident.) Also, if I had put a little more thought into it, I probably could have found a solution for the cord. Oh, well. Hubby’s happy no little dust monsters are going to clog up the works of his newest investment.
I have another project I’m working on, too, but I can’t show you any pictures yet because Hubby’s here watching football. We agreed on no presents for each other this year (and last year, and probably the year before that). But I saw something in a thrift store that reminded me so much of the two of us I just had to get it. I’m tweaking it some, which is the project part, and I hope it turns out the way I picture it in my head.
I’ve also been working on multiple blog posts. Apparently, even though there’s not a lot going on cycle-wise, there’s still a whole lot going on in my head.
I hope everyone’s enjoying their weekend and getting into some semblance of the Christmas spirit. It might snow here tonight (but probably not), which would help a whole lot in that department!