This year, I was kind of in a bit of a hurry to get Christmas over with - totally not my style. But I was eager to begin a new chapter in my professional life, as a counselor at a halfway house for chemically dependent women and their children. This is the place I was gushing about all summer and fall as I interned there while completing my CD counseling certificate. I was hired on as a temporary fill-in for a woman taking maternity leave, and will be there through winter. I am so excited, and grateful, and full of joy to be able to do my dream job. I keep thinking that the Universe had a plan all along, even before I started school, because everything I've done has prepared me for this. Hooray!
That's not to say I didn't enjoy the holidays. My sister loved her knitted gloves, and Brian was happy to have new handknit hats. My stepdad was super excited about handspun, handknit socks - he was just asking when he'd get another pair to wear hunting. I even gave my mom a post-holiday sweater that was too big for me (The Cloudy Sunday sweater).
I certainly got spoiled, myself - my husband and my mother in law outdo themselves every year. For your enjoyment, a montage:
Lots of yarn for socks and 2 sweaters, books, and even a yarn meterage measurey thing! I'm a rich woman :)
I'm so rich, in fact, that I have THREE Knit Picks Options Interchangeable needle cable connector sets! I'd love to share the bounty with you, so leave a comment to this post before 9am on FRIDAY, December 31, and I'll draw a name at random to receive one of the sets! Good luck!
Hopefully your Christmas was merry and bright as well. Best wishes in the year ahead.