Re: Happy Holidays Thread!
Happy holidays, everyone! Rambling will now ensue.
We ordered a pizza tonight from Pizza Hut, because it was the first place we found that would deliver. T.T Leftovers are Christmas lunch or dinner, depending, and the other meal (what is this breakfast of which you speak?) will be burritos. We still have a cardigan to finish for the body-mom so we're knitting furiously. We'll be working on it tomorrow, too, while pretty much the entire country shuts down.
Our celebration will be sometime this weekend or next week. We'll burn a candle (our substitute Yule log, out of consideration for not wanting to burn down the house) all night one night, someone or other will do some divination, and we're planning to make a nice drink as an offering, recipe still to be determined. If it turns out to be made of fail, we'll have a bottle of sparkling fruit juice on hand as backup.
Our time off for Christmas and New Year's will mostly be spent knitting, practicing on some other creative work, playing games, and obeying our cats. >.> We will likely evade family commitments yet again (excepting the cats, who would order us around even if it wasn't a holiday), though if the youngest cousin and her family want to get together and chat, we'd do it. They're tolerable.
We already got all our gifts - money from body-mom, a dressy necklace from a Secret Santa exchange, and a little crochet Cthulhu from our sweetie. The money was quickly funneled into books, beads, fabric, and papercrafting supplies.
We sent out a Secret Santa present that is still on its way, got a cross stitch pattern on Etsy for our sweetie (Mr. X-Stitch's design with the line from Dr. Horrible, "All the birds are singing 'cause you're gonna die"), and knitted a hat and scarflette for our aesthetician slash masseuse slash soon to be business partner. (She makes bath and beauty products because she's the chemist; we make pretty things because we're the fools who would have been happier getting a degree in art or textiles or the like.) And we forgot to take a picture of her stuff before we gave it, or I'd show it off. ^^;
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