Ahhh, the delights of the days following Christmas:
doing the laundry for virtue purposes, but not bothering to fold or put it away
ignoring any developing dust mammals
not turning on the dishwasher because I forgot it was there
washing dishes by hand only when the counter is too cluttered from stuff that couldn't fit into the dishwasher to assemble a new snack
making new snacks only when Christmas chocolates reach a saturation point in the ol' bloodstream
tea and/or milk on tap to accompany aforementioned chocolate
Oddly enough I didn't get anything knitting-related for Christmas except for a book from my cousin and some yarn I bought myself and gave to somebody else to wrap and label. I'd take that as A Hint except that surely my family would not be so crazy as to suggest I have enough yarn or needles or patterns or fiber or spinning accessories already. Sorry not to have a picture of the really lovely yarn: I was spinning new yarn during a brief period of sun yesterday. More remissness!
I have come away from the big day exhausted and happy - not only did I score a new pair of flannel PJs covered in a cupcake motif, some great books, and a ton of chocolate (the key ingredients to my perfect Boxing Day), the meal I cooked came out beautifully with practically no effort at all, and as far as I know people liked the various things I made them, even if I wasn't quite finished my aunt's slippers. They're done now though.
Here are some photographs of the last few things, taken in the ten minutes between finishing and wrapping:
Purple was the big colour this season, did you notice it too?
While I was doing all that I was mostly thinking about last Christmas, when for some reason I had time to watch a lot of British programming and spin yarn. It was, in two words, REALLY NICE to be able to do that. I wanted to do it again. So now that the crazy has more or less receded, my wheel is parked near the TV and there are a lot of hand-dyed fluffs of wool on the floor around it.
Also me, steadfastly ignoring all the things I could be doing instead.
Hope you're doing all the things you want to be doing today too!