A Busy Holiday Break

Life January SantaAfter Stella’s two weeks off from school for her Christmas break, life is getting back to normal. Nothing new to share with you (well I did share a few new things the past 2 weeks) – but for the most part, no new recipes, no new craft projects, no new homesteading project – but that does not mean that I have not been busy.  During the 2 week break I accomplished the following:


Knitted 4 kids finger less gloves, both girls and boys and they were a BIG hit!

I have almost completed 4 more pairs of the women’s patterned finger less gloves.

Wrote all my holiday thank you’s – yeah!

Baked and made soups; oatmeal cake, cookies, stuffed biscuits, kale soup, chili, bread and of course for New Year’s Day black eyed peas, greens and rice – want to start the New Year off right!

Worked in the garden, one day when the temperature was above 40 – it was still hard work Life January mulchsince the mulch pile was mostly frozen.

Stacked 2 cords of wood.

Worked my outside the home jobs, cleaned, laundry, grocery shopped.

Knitted a pair of slippers for Stella, since she had outgrown the last pair that I made her.

Started a fresh batch of vanilla.

Started knitting a rug using the same method as the knitted trivet.

Visited with family and friends.

Life January xmas eve

Helped on a couple of knitting projects with my aunt.

Went for a hike.

Hiding from the camera

Hiding from the camera

But, the best part of the 2 week break was spending time with Stella: playing games, watching movies, baking together, going out for her first New Year’s Eve (we even cheered with sparkling cider and watched the ball drop in Time’s Square – thank you internet) and just having a lot of FUN!

New Year's Eve entertainment

New Year’s Eve entertainment

Hope your break was productive, fun, rejuvenating and that you were able to spend some or all of it with the people that make your life special.  Hope 2014 is your best year yet!!

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6 Responses to A Busy Holiday Break

  1. Candace says:

    You make everyone else look lazy!! Wonderful post….lots of good info. Writing here was very energized and “up.” : ) Happy new year.

  2. deborah says:

    Loved the pictures, your tree looked beautiful as did Stella! 2014 should be a great year for the two of you, off to a good start!

  3. Jo says:

    Great read, Pamela. You are a busy girl! Happy 2014….

  4. Jenny Finn says:

    Wow Pamela!! Amazing. Thanks for sharing! See you soon, xo.

  5. Elma Spena says:

    I can’t wait to make homemade vanilla extract! Thank you!

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