This midpoint of December is always the busiest–my sister-in-law and Doc have birthdays four days apart, I’m usually sewing things for birthdays and Christmas, clients want things done by the end of the year, there are decorations to put up, seasonal foods to make, so many things.

That’s all true this year, too, but I’m doing it: I made a cake for Altair and jam for Doc’s parents over the weekend and the Christmas lights twinkled. I even found old Millennium of Music playlists to listen to. (In my youth orchestra days, I’d listen to that with just the tree lights on and think deep thoughts about music; I think this played a part in a music history degree later.)

Anyway, it was a productive weekend. And if people end up getting parts of clothes in a box versus the actual sewn item, well, so be it.