What happened to the month of January? It seems like just a few days ago it just started and now there are only a few days left of it. At least it has been a pleasant rush of days. Nothing too hectic. Just a nice easy pace for us all to enjoy.
The weather has been here, there and everywhere. We started out the month with snow on the ground, gray skies and cold temps. The gray skies got old real quick with hanging around the first two weeks of the month. That much time with nothing but gray skies gets to a person. Especially me since I thrive on the sun. Even Mr. Snowman seemed to mock me outside my craft room window every day as to be telling me to get moving with his so called yoga moves (the triangle pose the girls say). Like that was going to make the day better some how. Then there were a few glorious days of sun to perk everyone up a bit and put Mr. Snowman in his place for being a smarty pants. Things got better then. Hopefully the days of inversions this Winter are drawing to a close and sunshine will be the norm. I'm hoping.
With the days also being quite chilly out there has been lots of time to finish projects that were sitting patiently at the side just waiting for the holidays to be over with the hopes of being finished soon after. My crochet jacket is complete and fits wonderfully. There has been quite a few days it has kept me nice and warm when dashing outside to run errands here and there. Then there is the sweater for my dearest. That project hadn't been touched since September from what I remember. It's coming along nicely with only the sleeves to be completed. Crossing fingers that it will complete by the end of the week in hopes of it being worn before Winter is done.
There is another pile of flannel patiently waiting to be turned into pj's. I just couldn't help myself after seeing all these wonderful prints at the fabric store. And one can never have too many cozy flannel pants to lounge around in inside when it's chilly outside.
We had a very important birthday happen here this past weekend. I was a tad bit emotional even after trying to keep it contained a bit. 16. How did that happen? It really does seem like yesterday we were rushing to the hospital hoping she wouldn't be born in the car. We found out quite quickly that she was a snuggle bug. Loved being held, never too fussy. Just calm and content with someone holding her in a soft, warm blanket. She never really liked being by herself. Not even at night when it came down to sleeping in her crib. Snuggled in between us is where she liked it best. Until 2am every night when she had to hear her Daddy sing her special song to her until she was ready to go back to sleep again. There were many nights we would be walking in circles in the living room telling her "we love singing your song to you but you need to got back to sleep" only to see those little eyes looking back at us along with her cutest smile as to be telling us "that's nice". We have been on quite a wonderful ride with this sweet girl. She's kind, smart, hard working. When she sets her mind on something, you know she will get it done. She's got an beautiful, old soul. She's grounded. Knows what is important and doesn't follow along with anyone or anything. She listens to our advice without argument and makes smart decisions afterwards. We are filled with pride with this darling girl of ours. 16 wonderful years so far, with many more to come with her.