I marked web pages and took notes since I want to continue this project so that all my grandchildren will have their own snowflake. I tried these before and they turned into awful messes. This year I watched a video by Mikey on The Crochet Crowd and he explained it in a way that I understood. I took off early from work on the last day of school. I've never done this before. I wanted to do somethings before the main events all happened. I actually gave myself time to do what I needed to do. It was peaceful and set the tone for the next several days of celebrating with family and at church. I took naps. I used all the skills I learned in counseling to help maintain self care. If I felt pressured by myself or others I backed up and decided which of the activities would fulfill my desire for peace and making beautiful memories. I noticed that memories aren't so beautiful when I am feeling stressed and warn out. I did it. I truly and a marvelous time. I baked huge amounts of bread, cookies and treats giving most of them away. I enjoyed the smells in the house. During all this I kept doing my physical therapy that I started in November. I continued to take care of me. I am very happy with how I spent my holiday. I spent the New Year finishing a challenging project, my first crochet animal. It is much trickier than I expected but I finished tonight. Crocheted animals are going to be my 2020 challenge to complete 17 different ones before Christmas next year.
Happy New Year, everyone.