Bill has been gone all week for work and I thought I’d be posting every day, but as you can see, that hasn’t happened. I seem to be keeping really busy, partly working on Christmas gifts and partly dealing with unexpected changes in the Benefits Package offered by Bill’s company. Normally we make those decisions in April for a June 1st effective day, but the company announced last week they are changing to a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) and thus we have to sort new options and make decisions by December 12th. Crazy! So I’ve been reading through the material sent and sitting in on 2.5 hours of seminars so far. And once we get the Health & such benefits decided on the 12th, we have another 7 days to learn about the switchover for the 401Ks. Ugh. Definitely not what I wanted to be doing in December!
The fun part of this week has been sorting through pictures from the last year and making some Shutterfly orders for prints, wall art, and Christmas ornaments. So, with that in mind, I’m sharing school pictures of my lovely granddaughters from 2016.
Fiona (a.k.a. Miss Munchkin)
Liana (a.k.a. Miss Wiggles)
We won’t be seeing them this year for Christmas, but we will be Skyping. And planning visits this coming summer. Life is good.
It’s that time of year. Time for Fall décor to be put away…
My dining room table decked out for autumn.
and the Christmas décor to go up.
The dining room table with Christmas decor.
I’ve had Christmas music playing all day. David is going to put the tree up tomorrow, but I’ve been busy this afternoon on the rest of the decorating and it’s mostly done.
I discovered that I’ve put up more bouquets around the house this past year and I don’t have enough Christmas floral stuffs, so I see a trip to Hobby Lobby in the near future.
I obviously need to spend some time sorting and ordering some new photos. Those on display are from May 2012, I think. The week between Christmas and New Year’s would seem like a good time to sort through a few hundred pictures, don’t you think?
This has been a craft week. I’ve finished gift projects (bottom picture, they still need framing), started gift projects (top picture, center back, a poncho), picked up supplies for more gift projects (top picture, left, My Little Pony pajamas and top picture, right, a Christmas wall hanging), and worked on my own project (a counted cross stitch Santa). All in all, it has been a good week.
Christmas craft and sewing projects.
Counted Cross Stitch samplers. Christmas gifts for the granddaughters.