I'm finally making this post. If you want a holiday card from me, please leave your address in the comments. Comments will be screened. If I've sent you a card before chances are good I do still have your address, cause I'm organized like that, but feel free to respond again to make sure.
There is one caveat this year - I won't be sending any cards until January. (I let my whole family know, the only people I'm going to have Christmas done on time for this year are the folks under the age of ten, everyone else just has to wait.) But hey, it's still mail, right? Right?
1 ) I'm still at home in WI and it's cold. I know that all of you who live in places with winter all the time are laughing at me, but being in CA for years has changed my threshold for defining cold. Not to mention the fact that I no longer own snow boots, or heavy mittens, or the other layers that make going for a walk in the snow more plausible. But I am glad I got to play in the snow a little, and watch my niece and nephew build snowmen, and walk over freshly fallen snow. I'll just also be glad to leave.
2) I wrote out holiday cards yesterday. So many of them that I ran out of cards - which has never happened before. That's what I get for sending a card to all of my first cousins for the first time ever. In any case I ran back to the store last night and luckily they had one more box of my cards. Of course I only needed about six and I got 16 so if you still wanted a card from me now is your chance. (Sorry I'm not sure how to embed a link here to my card post, but it's the one previous to this if you want to put your address somewhere screened.)
3) The first production meeting for my next show is happening today - without me since I'm in the wrong state. I reread the script yesterday and sent in the few questions I had to get answered. It would be nice to be there to meet everyone and have faces to go with names. But overall I'm pretty meh about this show right now, and am becoming meh about theatre as a career in general again. Eh, we'll see.
4) I finally picked up the shawl I started ages ago, intending to get a solid base on it before I left WI. Number of rows currently on my needles - four. Number of rows I've knit but torn out (or knit and then unknit to correct a mistake) - 12. The pattern really isn't that hard, but I'm not used to charts, and so far I appear to be unable to concentrate on the decreases, the yarn overs, and counting all in the same row. I like the shawl and don't want to abandon this project, but if it's going to take this much concentration (can't work it in front of the tv) it may never get done. Hrm, I've determined I need to make it to the top of the chart once, and then make a decision.
5) The BCS amuses me. Everyone is arguing who should be in second but honestly Ohio State played steady, uninspired football against mostly mediocre opponents. The fact that no one seems to be disputing their right to be there seems silly. For the record, I expect LSU to pound them to little tiny pieces. Also, the fact that the WI game starts at 8am on New Years Day where I live is just mean.
Now, I'm going to go and buy stamps.
So I need to play catch up sometime soon. I have stories to tell about being back at Klutz, and going with J to his dad's for Thanksgiving. But having just returned from Santa Barbara I leave again Wednesday morning for WI, so I'm short on time.
While in WI I plan to write out my holiday cards. So if you'd like to receive a card from me please leave your address in the comments below. They are screened for your privacy. Mail is the most fun thing ever.