Oct. 25, 2011 — I have been frantically knitting and crocheting every night and free moment I have because I have two months to get the gifts I planned on making done.
When it comes to fiber work, I take on more than I can reasonably handle, and that is after starting in June.
I have two afghans in process and a scarf almost done. I have one scarf finished. I will keep stitching away until the last moment.
To supplement my handmade gifts, I have started to compile my Christmas lists.
I have so many awesome ideas on what to give my family.
Unfortunately, I have never been able to find anyone to sell me a money tree. Plus, the girls have different ideas on what they want than what I want to give.
I wonder why that is.
I guess a 17-year-old doesn’t want a toaster even if it is for her hope chest.
You know the “Mom and Dad hope you move out some day chest.”
She, of course, wants an iPhone, designer boots for trouncing in Susanville snow and mud, a designer purse for holding all her junk and a new car.
She hasn’t noticed the tree in the backyard is a dying Aspen, not a money tree. My older children usually want money, haha!
Of course, the first holiday is Halloween, my least favorite of the three — the other two being Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I tolerate Halloween.
I know most of my coworkers love Halloween with all the dressing up, ghosts, goblins and scary stuff.
I just simply don’t like spooky things.
I guess I am what you call a lightweight.
I freak out over creepy critters, too.
I do enjoy Uptown Safe and Sane Halloween because little children dressed up is adorable.
This year it starts at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31.
Thanksgiving is also a nice holiday.
Because my family lives so far away from California, our Thanksgiving celebration is usually very low key.
Lots of yummy food, football and a chance to say thank you to the Lord for a year of blessings.
Currently, we are trying to help our readers get into the spirit of the season.
If you have Halloween or harvest celebration photos, get them to Brian Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org by this Thursday.
The best ones will be published in the paper.
We are also working on our Home for the Holidays supplement.
Like it or not, the 2011 holiday season is upon us and we may as well try our best to enjoy them.
It can make Lassen County winter’s that much easier to tolerate.
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