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The Grumps

Hi Blog.

I have not been myself lately. Mostly I’ve been overwhelmed and tired and stressed. I imagine that I’m not the only person feeling this way during this time of the year.

I am antsy, but at the same time unmotivated to do anything. You can probably sense this from my less frequent blogging, and even less frequent cross stitching. Le sigh, indeed.

Work has been particularly intense these days, but well, that’s why it’s called work I suppose.

We sold one investment house and bought another one this month, which is very exciting. Tom worked long and hard on it. I’m super proud of him.

House sold = I’ve been begging for a new car = car shopping = feeling of dread. Am I annoying you yet, because I’m totally annoying myself.

But that’s not to say that we’re all Scrooges around here. Some of us have gotten into the holiday spirit.


We got our Christmas tree!


Biggest discovered the truth about elf on the shelf, but now we have an enthusiastic helper to move Timmy the elf each night! His ideas are waaaaay more creative than ours ever were.


Sometimes I think I’m being stalked.


I came across Biggest’s “My First Christmas” album which led to a lot of “OMGs!”


and “Look at those cheeks!”


and “Sammy was so young and skinny!”


Time sure does go by quickly. Happy Tuesday, Friends!


Stuff I did




  1. Happy Tuesday! It’s Wednesday here, and I’m about to gap it from work. Hooray! Only 4 more days of work in 2016!!!! x

  2. Sue

    Hi Fawn! I’m new to your blog! I’m also a cross stitch addict,amongst many other things! My passion is stitching shepherds bush samplers… I know how you feel at the moment…seems to me that Christmas has come around way too fast this year….feels like I’ve just gotten over last years…..oh well… just go with the flow and enjoy…XXXX

  3. Hi Sue! I have never stitched a Shepherd’s Bush sampler but have admired them. So pretty! Thanks for visiting and commenting! 🙂

  4. Yay! So close to the finish line! Thanks so much for the card. Made me wish for somewhere warm!!!

  5. It’s not warm yet! Went from 13 to 19 and today back down to expected 15!!!

  6. Julie

    Charlie is adorable in that hat!
    I hope work eases up for you soon!

  7. Hi Fawn! It’s so easy to get lost in all of the hustle and bustle and things that have to get done by a certain time. The last couple of years I decided that what gets done gets done and I don’t have to do everything. In fact, last year we went to Chinese for Christmas dinner. It was so stress free and no cooking and cleaning up and I got to visit with everyone. I’m not sure if I will cook this year or not, but it’s nice to know that I have easy options. I am finally done just about all that I wanted to do this year. I still need a few more gifts, but I may just order them on-line. And I still have to do all the wrapping. Went to the post office this morning and I that was pretty much the last big thing on my list. I do hope you pull out of your slump and enjoy yourself. Remember, you don’t have to do everything and it doesn’t have to be over the top. Hugs to you!

  8. Thanks Ginny! Hugs to you too! Chinese food for Christmas dinner sounds perfect! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

  9. Thanks Julie! 🙂 Hope you have a super holiday!

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