My Year’s End

It started yesterday evening when I attended the Seattle Symphony with my mother (it was her Christmas present from me).  It was Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.  Here is the ex-Macy, ex-Bon Marche star behind a rainy windshield as we drove there.

Our seats were really close to the stage.  Initially I thought it was cool, but then I realized we wouldn’t be able to see many of the musicians, but then I was thrilled because the sound was amazing so close.  The performance was incredible, and I had an amazing time.

I spent the night at Mom and Al’s and slept in until 9:00.  That is unheard of as I usually wake up at 5 AM.  I must have been tired.  I drove home and after lunch joined a virtual New Year’s Eve fiber zoom. I pulled out some colorful Falkland wool to spin that I bought at Fiber Fusion earlier this year.

I had the zoom on the laptop, the spinning wheel going and yet another bowl game in front of me (muted).  The zoom was amazing, getting to see so many fiber artists and their amazing works.  Unfortunately I only attended for an hour as I had to get the house clean and prepare for work tomorrow.

But this is the amount of spinning I accomplished in that hour.  You can also see the amazing slippers I got for Christmas which I am now wearing constantly in the house.

While I cleaned the house Tom got the running boards I bought him for Christmas on the truck.  Like many spousal presents I had ulterior motives.  But they look really good on the farm truck and will make it easier for everyone (not just me) to get in the truck.

I took a bath while Tom started prepping to make fish and chips with the halibut that my aunt and uncle gave us for Christmas.  They caught it themselves near Homer, Alaska so this is a truly amazing gift.  We thought it would make a great New Year’s Eve dinner, and it did.  It was so wonderful!

We are watching yet another bowl game and then will likely watch some of New York’s celebration while trying to keep the dogs calm with the neighbors’ illegal fireworks.  We will go to bed well before midnight as I have to get up early to work tomorrow. Happy New Year!!!!

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4 Responses to My Year’s End

  1. Jeanne says:

    That’s wonderful, that you and your mom went to that concert! I would’ve loved it, too!
    The truck looks really nice with it’s new running boards!
    And I love your new slippers! Are they wool?
    Your yarn will be beautiful, when it’s finished! It must have been fun, watching the zoom. I can’t imagine having all that going on all at once. I’d probably get confused.

    Happy New Year! I hope your work goes well tomorrow.

  2. Donna says:

    The concert was great. I think it looks like the truck came with those boards. Unfortunately the slippers aren’t wool. I wish they were. I think the yarn will be pretty. I will have to decide what I want to do with it. That will let me know how to ply it. The zoom was nice. Each person had a turn to show off their current projects.

  3. Denise says:

    Happy new Year! Super cute slippers 🙂 Was nice to see you at the spin-in. Hope to be able to join some of the other regular spinning virtual meet-ups!

    • Donna says:

      Hope you had a good New Year’s. I am glad you made the spin-in. The weekly ones for me have been much smaller, usually 2-4 people total, but I am only there from 8-9 in the morning before chores. I hope you can make the St. Distaff’s spin in as well. I am loving the slippers even though they are synthetic.

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