Don't we all have long lists of things we want to do or accomplish? Every year I put these things on my list of resolutions. This year I decided not to do that. I always feel so let down if I don't accomplish the things on my list. I have decided to just make a little list of things I want to do and if I get them done I will mark them off. If I don't get them done then oh well. I keep busy every day with homeschooling my 2 children. My husband drives a truck and isn't home but maybe 2 days a week. Trying to be mom and dad during the week keeps me pretty busy. A couple of weeks ago, I realized that I could give my 10-year-old daughter her schoolwork and go off and do my own thing. I took some of my Churn Dash blocks from the swap I participated in on the N2quilting group I'm in. I started adding the sashing strips and cornerstones to start putting the quilt together. This is one of the projects that is on my list to get completed. It is so relaxing to sit and sew on the machine, by hand, or knit.
My grandmother came by today and gave us our Christmas present. Since she retired we have been getting homemade gifts, which I absolutely love! This year she made us a scrapbook of her memories. She wrote things she found out about her great-grandparents down to herself. Then she included memories and funny stories of her life. At the end of the book is pictures of all these people. It is the most wonderful gift we have gotten. Last Christmas she made recipe books of all her recipes and separated it all in categories. I really love these gifts and hope I can give thoughtful gifts to my children and grandchildren. This has started me thinking I need to start now collecting pictures and memories of my family.