Wowie it's been a busy month. Mommy's big project is over (successfully) and the family has been to town and gone for Jason's memorial and the big holiday and Mom still has a whole week of vacation before she has to go back to work (although she still has about three weeks of comp time to take before July 1).
So here are the things that have kept her busy since her project ended: finishing scrapbooks that were presents for Aunties Kim and Janette, finishing and framing the Lord's Prayer cross-stitch for Auntie Val, loading the digital photo frame for Daddy's parents, sewing Seahawks lounging pants for Uncle Mike, shopping with the girls, picking up Auntie Kim from the airport and hanging out with her, spending time with Daddy's mom, casino trips with Mommy's parents, baking danish puff pastry called Kringla, making carmel corn with Daddy, baking and eating Christmas dinner, attending Uncle Jason's memorial, buying and wrapping Daddy's Xbox 360 (yup she's a video game widow again), playing with the new camera she and Daddy got for Christmas from her parents, seeing movies (Mist, I am Legend, Alvin and Chipmunks, National Treasure Book of Secrets and Sweeney Todd), cleaning the house and doing load after load of laundry and finally, making a new quilt for us specially made to fit over the table where her stained glass projects are pieced together (if she doesn't have something there the furballs believe that means it's okay to see if the pieces fit together other ways than the pattern she's doing or to throw them on the floor).
Oh, and I forgot the one she's most proud of: She finally talked to enough people at HP that they are going to take back her computer and fix it. She only bought it in April but it's crashed once and now the wireless doesn't work anymore. They made her wipe out the computer (again) before she finally found someone who agreed with her that the problem isn't a software issue but a hardware problem. So now she has to pack it up and send it off to who knows where.
Good thing we have a backup. The problem is that it doesn't have our pictures on it and we've got some good ones of us opening our Secret Paw gift from Riley and Tiki (boy did we have fun). We're really missed all of you and are very happy to be getting back to normal around here (well as normal as a house with five cats can get!)