I hope everyone has had a memorable day visiting with family and friends today. I trust you all were well fed and had plenty of treats. It's good to get together and remember to be grateful for all that we have.
I'm grateful for:
- My children
- My Mom
- My sisters and their families
- My friends
- My job
- My home
- My dog
- The changing seasons
- My love of crafts
- A good night's sleep
There are so many things to be grateful for in life. All too often, though, I get fixated on what isn't going well. Like when my washing machine broke -- at least I had a washing machine TO fix and the money to make it happen. While things are not going too well at work, at least I still have a job and benefits.
It's just about time for me to sign up to be a bell ringer for the Salvation Army's red kettle drive. I've done it for the last 3 years and it's really rewarding. How many other times in life do you have people thank you for doing a charitable act or say 'God Bless You'? Most of the times I have done this it's been miserably cold. Perhaps that leads to getting more people donating when I look pitiful. This year I've got plenty of pocket warmers so I'll be packing them to help keep me from turning into an icicle.
I finished the first of the four Republic hats I need to knit for my customer in Dryden. I want to get the other three done plus the pair of fingerless mitts for my friend Eddie. Then I need to finish Holly & Mike's rug. I'll be glad when the 'have to do' items are checked off my list of things to do and I can go back to knitting things for me.