December 7, 2013

TUSAL and 52 Weeks of Happy - Week 49

Hello again!  As you may have noticed, I've not been around much the last few weeks.  I've been in a bit of a funk as far as having anything to do with the computer and so I've stayed away.

I wanted to extend my thanks for all of the kind comments I received from my IHSW progress.  I really appreciate friends stopping by and commenting especially considering how bad I've been about doing the same.

Here is my TUSAL update for November stitching.  I put in quite bit of stitching on Christmas@HRH so there were quite a few ends added during the month.  And I've also been working on Plum Street's Mary's Sampler.

As for my 52 Weeks of Happy blogging, I kept forgetting to take photos of things so I didn't have anything to share!  This week I was a bit better so here goes:
My work team had a holiday get together that was also to say goodby to some team members leaving us this month.  We gathered for dinner at a local restaurant and it was beautifully decorated for the season.  My poor photos don't do justice to the beauty of the decorations.
We also had a Yankee swap and I took home my first swap win which included a bottle of wine and some wonderful Lindt chocolates.
Next up may seem like a funny "happy thing" but it is my garage.  I've lived in the Northeast for almost 14 years now and this is the first winter where I've had a garage.  I have to say it's absolutely wonderful not to have to scrape off the car in the mornings and it's never quite as cold to get into as it would be if it had sat outside all night.  I'm loving having a garage.
And finally this morning, we had a little snow on the ground.  It's been remarkably warm for November and December and this is the first of the white stuff to really sit on the ground around my house.

 Thankfully, the sun was finally out today after a gloomy week so there was a lot of thawing as well!  That always makes me happy.

I'm amazed at how few weeks there are left to 2013.  I hope you had lots of happy things in your week and that the coming week will be filled with even more!


Anna van Schurman said...

I find nothing at all strange about being happy for a garage. I'd be happy to have one, and we hardly get snow down here! (Please don't let me jinx myself!)

Barb said...

Looks like a great week! I would feel the same as you about the garage!

Melody said...

I understand about the garage! I'm happy to have ours. We have only had one for about 5 years, so I still appreciate it daily.

Brigitte said...

Great festivities with your work team.
I can fully understand being happy for having a garage. When we moved here I didn't have one and first thing on the winter mornings always was to dig out my car. Then when we moved into our house I had a garage for the first time and it was pure delight.