It was totally unplanned, unexpected, completely exciting and a wee bit nerve-wracking. We had plans for thanksgiving…the traditional, everyday, normal sort of plans that involved a visit from my in laws, the return of my husband from his business travels and a fun time all together. In the late afternoon, the day before the in laws pending arrival, I get a voice mail from my husband (a rare occurrence, we tend to stick with Skype/ FaceTime) – long story short, he can’t make it back and do we want to come to visit him in the UAE? I got a little twitchy, went a little crazy, had my stomach in knots…but we went for it, and did a whirlwind 6 day trip to Abu Dhabi and back. We had a few hurdles to cross, i.e. passport renewal in 24 hours, a nana and pop visit to postpone, packing and getting ready for lots of travel with two kids…you know, the usual when you make last minute plans to trek half way around the globe. But it was all so very very worth it! We got to spend the Thanksgiving together, and experience a new country, its culture and get a glimpse of where my husband spends a good bit of time. Instead of cozy fires and crisp fall air, we spent Thanksgiving in the warm sunshine, swimming, dune bashing, camel riding and getting sand in every possible crack and crevice – and we loved every minute of it.
And to top it all off, I even got some work done on my Calla Cami. I thought I might be delusional to pack knitting when traveling alone with two kids, but I managed to squeak out a few inches! And now that we are back, it is time to get serious about Christmas, and figure out if I can do another handmade extravaganza. To be honest, it is feeling ambitious, and I may just need to scale back a bit and focusing on a few key handmade gifts and be okay with that. The list making, Ravelry surfing and supply procuring has begun in earnest…and yes, I know…I’m a bit late! Oy! Let the crafting begin.
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday filled with good things.