This weekend I made my cleaning list in preparation for family Christmas at my home this year.
One good thing about having your closest family member a four hour drive away is that it is relatively easy to maintain the illusion that you are a perfect housekeeper...until they come to visit for a three day stay.
I baked Tony's favorite cake (from scratch) for his birthday.
After taking this picture Tony promptly grabbed a dinner plate and cut himself a healthy slice...
Of course Tony's birthday is also the first anniversary of our first cancelled IVF. While I have had many more disappointments since then, the first one was the worst. I couldn't get out of bed for days. I'm proud of myself for not bringing up this sad anniversary and ruining another birthday for Tony.
I finished my Christmas pillow sewing project.
If you can read that "naughty" pillow and think it's a little odd, the other side says "nice". It was a better idea in my head.
And I even finished making a Santa dummy for the Christmas decorating contest at work (don't ask).
Next up: Christmas cards, Christmas baking, and a new tote bag that I would like to try sewing.
Nothing like a busy holiday season to keep cramming those yucky and sad feelings back to places in your brain that you rarely visit.