Today I give thanks. I'm thankful for my family, my friends, my health, and my job. I have a roof over my head, food to eat and a bed to sleep in. I even have a little extra to share. I am so fortunate in so many ways, that I can't even put it into words.
Mom is staying with me this week while the men in the family are deer hunting in Wisconsin. We have been discussing how lucky we are to have this time together as our annual tradition. All week we run all around town shopping, eating, cooking, crafting, and whatever else we can think of. We make a traditional turkey, dressing, sweet potato, mashed potatoes and cranberries meal for our Thanksgiving dinner - mostly so we have leftovers! Some years we go to other relative's homes, and some years we go out for a buffet, but most of the time we just hang out at my house. The girls and their boyfriends sometimes join us, sometimes are off with other families. This is just how it is for Thanksgiving at our house.
Army Girlfriend's BF is home so we will spend some time visiting with them, and the English Major is home too, so she and her BF will be around as well. My little girls have grown up.
I will relax today, and just be thankful from the bottom of my heart for everything in my life!
Happy Thanksgiving :)
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Fox on that problem of joining that last pesky ring to the first. For some reason, that concept just eluded me and made me crazy every time I tried it. Fox sent me some instructions that helped her out - the book Tatting by Cathy Bryant explains this technique in a way I hadn't seen before, and Fox had said it helped her. She is a wonderful tatter, so her suggestions are most welcome! Funny how the same instruction just put a different way can be so helpful. Thanks Fox - I think I got it! Online tatting friends are so helpful. And generous. Fox also sent me some pretty thread to play with - and a postcard. I think I really miss getting snail mail more often in this emailing/internet world.How's this for cute mail? Tatting on the envelope was pretty darn cute! I'm going to remember to do that - it adds some fun. I got some encouragement and instruction from
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I always thought I was right-brained. You know, mostly artistic and creative. But then, I have that practical, serious, perfectionist left-brained personality too. What a conflict! It seems I have an insatiable desire to accomplish everything before I can even learn it.