We have a new family member - for one week only. Meet Storm E. He is a bearded dragon who has come to stay with us for a short time while his family is on vacation. This is about as close to pet ownership as I want to get at this point in my life and I admit it has been fun. I had never spent much time around lizards and I have to say, they do seem to make really good pets. They are quiet, interesting, they don't stink or bite and they seem to have a bit of personality. Okay, I'll just say it - I might - might be a tiny bit sad when it's time for him to go. There, I said it - but don't tell my boys or my husband who all have a pretty bad case of pet fever right now.
And yes, work on holiday prep continues. I don't post about it much because I don't imagine anyone cares about my stocking up on mailing envelopes and embroidery hoops or even the trial and error and guesswork of designing this year's ornaments. You know how unsure I get about these things and my frantic indecisiveness can be kind of embarrassing so I probably shouldn't share all that. I do know that the snow angels are coming back for another season and I am actually still making color and stitch choices on the rest.
If I am posting photos of lizards - one that doesn't even belong to me - you can tell that my blogging superpowers have taken a kryptonite hit lately, I know and I apologize for that. A fellow embroiderist who I really admire, Kelly Fletcher, recently wrote a blog post about the challenges of blogging and tackling big embroidery projects. I thought it hit the nail right on the head. You can check it out on her embroidery blog.
Have a great weekend everyone!