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Next week, after I file our taxes, that is. Sorry, it's been a little hectic around here and I simply haven't been on the computer. Aside from searching for crumpled receipts and lost statements (one year I will get around to setting up a better system for organising all this tax stuff), I seem to have found myself doing lots of tasks for other people, while things on the home front have been a little neglected.
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We did find time to eat a little cake. How is it possible that my little lad is now 6??
We also have a new nephew. That's 10 nephews / nieces now. My money tip for those struggling in today's economy is: marry an only child. Seriously. Christmas can get pretty expensive these days. My husband still has siblings who have yet to start reproducing...
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When I have found myself at home with a little spare time, I've been spring cleaning. No, that doesn't mean my house is now tidy. It just means that you are less likely to get injured when opening a few certain cupboards. Unfortunately, you are now more likely to get injured tripping over one of the many bags destined for charity that are lying around the place (if you haven't already gone head over heels over one of the many piles of tax paperwork that are littering my bedroom floor, that is...).

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The last thing that I did make was another set of fingerless gloves. I used this pattern this time.
I'm not sure that I agree with her when she says that this is a good project to start learning how to knit cables with. Cables are a lot easier than they look, but adding yet another set of needle points to all the double-ended needle points sticking out in all directions is a little fiddly. I'd imagine that it's easier to knit cables on normal needles.
It was a nice easy pattern, though. There's a mistake that I didn't fix on the one glove, which is bugging me, even though I don't think it is too noticeable. I'm thinking that I probably have enough gloves now, though, considering that I live in Southern California. I even wore shorts one day last week. Tch, I'm not ready for winter (I use that term loosely) to be over.
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Ah well, I'd better get going - got a nephew to visit. I just thought that I had better pop my head around the door and let you know that I am still alive and kicking. I can't wait 'til next week. I plan on keeping the curtains shut and leaving the phone off the hook, while I catch up on things around here. I'm scared to even peek at what my e-mail inbox looks like these days.
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Take care all.