So, I volunteered to make an octopode to send to Italy. (The Italy octopodes story is someone else's, so I won't go into it here.) I made this smirking troublemaker out of some yarn I had lying around. She insists that she's silver, not gray, thankyouverymuch.
When my kids saw her and I told them that she was going to Italy, they told me I had made her all wrong. And since my kids are brilliant, I made her a friend...
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Now, to send them off...
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Spent New Year's Eve fighting winds all day, then went to a few First Night activities in town. We came home in time to watch the ball drop in Times Square, and DH and I would have gone right to bed except the kids insisted on staying up. The fireworks had been cancelled due to the winds, even though it had pretty much all died down by the evening. But our across-the-street neighbors (the ones with the dirt bikes) helpfully provided fireworks of their own at midnight. Good thing the kids forced us to stay up, otherwise it would have would have woken me up.
I haven't made any formal resolutions, though there are the usual things like publish more papers, lose more weight, and be a better person kind of things. 2011 was and eventful but overall positive year, and here's hoping that 2012 will be a bit less eventful but just as positive.
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