Monday, 21 December 2009

Success!

New record this year: we succeeded in having Christmas over and done with in a few hours yesterday afternoon! My ten-year-old nephew is spending the holidays with his paternal grandparents this year, so he and his parents came to my mother's place yesterday afternoon. We had a nice, simple meal together and exchanged gifts. Well, I actually gave my mother her present about a month ago!

I'm extremely pleased with what I got, like Idol Britt-Marie Christoffersson's new inspiration-packed book Knitting - a craft to develop (which was what I had asked for) and some beautiful buttons (which was a lovely surprise). The book is filled with ideas how to combine and play with stitches and colours. A great gift for someone who enjoys swatching, so guess what I'll be doing when others are busy celebrating Christmas the correct dates!

Can you tell the Asplunds prefer minimal to traditional Christmas? Now, we're not really against the holiday itself but rather all the fuss; we just can't be bothered with a lot of preparation, especially not cooking. We're all unusually happy with how it worked out this year, which after all is what counts, so I hope this arrangement will become our tradition.

I also hope you all get to spend the holidays the way you want to!

6 comments:

P. Matthew Russo said...

Happy Christmas!

mildawg said...

I like minimal Christmases as well. That book looks fascinating!

craftivore said...

I'm very jealous that you're done with Christmas. You'll be relaxing as I am frantic. Happy swatching.

Asplund said...

Thank you, all!

MaryjoO said...

I'd be happy to send you some of my cookies that I baked. Don't laugh: we are READY except for the tree -- seems like we are starting a new tradition of getting a tree Xmas Eve. Last year we were unpacking from moving and couldn't get to getting a tree until Dec. 24, and this year ... well, we've just been busy getting ready for Xmas. But I am sure your holiday was lovely and relaxing, and just want your family wanted!

Asplund said...

Hope you've got the tree by now, MaryjoO, and that you're having a wonderful time! Perhaps you could send me the recipe? I usually rather like baking, but not so much when I feel (or imagine) pressure to do bake - so perhaps after the holidays are over!