According to the letters, they had all been very good this year. They studied and did their homework; worked part time jobs to help pay expenses; brushed teeth every day; learned a dance; began the study of education examination; helped mother cook; smiled and greeted everyone they met; trained and competed in their sports and activities; kept in good health; won the rugby inter-college tournament; among other things. I believe what they wrote. They really were good this year.
They asked Santa for a variety of things: warm gloves, rugby shoes, a pet which is a dog if possible, lots of chocolate, a new rucksack; a boyfriend, skiwear, two kilos off (because she was going to her hometown to meet old friends and wanted to be thin), a kitten with the color of black, a car and a used one is okay, the peaceful world. One asked for Santa's autograph, if he doesn't mind.
When they came back to class after New Year’s, I asked if Santa brought what they asked for and they said no! Santa must not know where Hokkaido is. Rudolph, please help!
StitchingI worked off and on for a few days on a cross stitch dragonfly that may turn into an ornament someday, but it just wasn’t holding my attention. I put it away and next, I pulled out a beaded necklace kit from some long past trip to Hobby Lobby, that I had already started. I bought it because I wanted to learn how to encase the cabochon bead but once I started working on it, I wasn’t so interested in the finished project, so it was put away unfinished. It didn’t take all that long to finish it. I’ll save the directions in case I want to cover a big bead like this again.