ssome weekend sewing in the shop today - pintuck blouses in mixed floral cottons and linen. i'm glad everyone's keen on this new endeavor. as the days get shorter i find myself wanting to head home earlier and once there it's mentally comforting to know i can sew .. my job as head of everything at modaspia is too often centered around anything but actually sewing. i think i mentioned, sewing puts me at ease and let's me get "lost in my head", something i need more and more these days. the annual christmas pageant on main street here in town was saturday, wonderful as always. i never get tired of the plush little ponies. this guy held still as i rushed into the street to take his photo. the weather was brilliant - crisp with blue skies that came and went with the clouds. the kids hung out with their cousins and grandparents while my husband and i nipped into the pub for a guinness. later at home my daughter said, "i can't wait for christmas!". a few weeks ago she said she wasn't even excited about it for no reason other than i think she's 11 going on 13. the turn around was welcome 'cause i'm always ready for christmas, even if i'm not. in the back of my head i often remind myself - you have both these kids at home right now. it doesn't go on forever like this. and i'm grateful for today.