The January doldrums are settling in on my psyche already as we've had gray, damp days with a whole 'nuther week of it coming up. So motivation to begin a stitching project is nil, I haven't even picked up a book.
What I have done, though, is run 8 or 9 loads of laundry for my almost-ready-to-deliver-baby #3 daughter as their dryer element on the new dryer went out on them last week. Laundry piles up with two little boys, and she's getting ready for a home birth so all the old towels/sheets had to be hauled out and laundered too. Matt has been doing the lion's share of heavy chores and with still more baby preparations ahead, I insisted that I could do the laundry for them. The dryer was finally fixed on Thursday, I will deliver the final load this morning, and that's one area taken care of.
Baby Ilse is prepping her mommy for delivery, getting into position and all that. We expect her to make an appearance in the next few days - yay!
I've also been playing with my ipod nano, loading up an audiobook, lots of new podcasts, and a few pictures of the family.
Today dd Kirsten and I are all on our own as DH has taken the twins off on a geocaching weekend in Vancouver - where they will be thoroughly soaked according to the weather reports, but will still have fun. With the other homeschooled kids gone, Kirsten and I are going to play hookey too and leave for the mall pretty soon, then lunch at Red Robin, and some Costco shopping. What I really feel like doing is curling up in a ball under a bright light, but maybe getting out will be better for me. :)