Oh gosh, my boy was so excited when his dad turned up just after two. He has been looking forward to seeing his dad all day, and I'm so pleased, Rich managed to get off work a bit earlier to pick him up; because seriously, I thought the boy would pee his pants with anticipation if he had to wait any longer, lol.
The first year Rye spent Christmas with his dad, it did feel a bit sad, but these days I quite look forward to it. A couple of days to relax and just do whatever the heck I like. It helps that Rye so looks forward to spending time with his dad too - and honestly, I do the parent thing, which I love, 99% of the time, so its nice to have a few days off and let Rich be the parent for a change.
I called Rye this morning to wish him Merry Christmas, bless he wasn't the least bit interested in talking to me because his dad had treated him to an electronic Thomas track - ah well at least he was happy - I did get a "Merry Christmas, Mama," before he dashed back of to play - thus missing me saying, "I love you, darling." Kids eh. Still, he's happy and that is the main thing.
So what does one do when there's no children in the house for christmas. Hooky fun of course!
I have been chomping at the bit to make a start on the Granny Stripe blanket that Lucy on Attic 24 designed, for ages. Having lots of other things to do I've been putting it off, but last night, last night I had hours of uninterrupted hooky fun and this is how far I got:
I am loving it. I didn't want to put it down, but bed was calling. Isn't it lovely. Once finished it should fit my double bed.
Wendy Andrew's Luna Moon Hare book, I'd forgotten about this book until I saw Sarie and a few others mentioning it at the recent Solstice. I also couldn't resist treating myself to a few other bits too. And at some point I will buy a wall hanging, beautiful!
Merry Christmas, folks, have a good one.