Thursday, February 22, 2007

Life Lessons

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.

17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.

18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion.
Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.

38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

45. The best is yet to come.

46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

48. If you don't ask, you don't get.

49. Yield.

50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

A quick update, I haven't fallen off the earth. I've just begun the Great American Afghan, it could turn into an epic. I started the Moderne Log Blanket and then spent Monday night ripping it out, I was not at all happy with the way it was working up, a trip to the LYS yesterday advised me to go down one size on the needle (and I thought it was boring before!). I have finished the purl scarf and I have to admit, I just love it, but it is for my oldest daughter. I've done something I promised myself never to do, I have tooooooo many works in progress, and I signed up for two classes at the LYS. I need a ghost knitter!! Let me know if anyone knows of one!!! Have a good night. Happy Knitting!!

Friday, February 02, 2007

If I could do it all over again....
I think this accountant has missed her real passion (who can get passionate about numbers??)

Perhaps, I should just open a yarn shop, with a room with cozy chairs and hve lattes, cappucios and teas available for Knit and Chat sessions. Has anyone read the Friday Night Knitting Club?

8" x 8" squares for "Knit a square for Grandma Purl"
This a better picture of the yarn bra
Claudia's Handpainted yarn and a new discovery a yarn brand called Sublime
Pink and white for The Lone Knitter, almost done.
Blue and white for The Lone Knitter's Blanket Drive. Complete
A few of the 5" X 5" squares for "Warming Grace"
For a Young girl??
For a young boy???
For my oldest daughter, needs to be finished tomorrow, 90 inches to go!!
For "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" Afghan for Georgene
Ever see this?? The yarn shop owner called it a yarn bra!!!! She said they can be gotten at a wine shop. Clever, yuh??

My yarn compulsion continues. Our youngest daughter was hospitalized last week and once again off I went with my knitting bag to sit in a hospital room. I sat for as long as my mind would let me, and as soon as my husband arrived I was off to find a yarn store-------I had picked up the wrong size needles as I left the house in a hurry. Fortunately, I happen to know someone who lives in the area and was able to tell me where to go. It was FREEZING!! Did that stop me??? No! We went to a shop called Stitch Therapy, which is just what I needed, therapy. I was so excited to be in a new and unknown shop that in my delight I almost forgot to buy the needles! I found some beautiful Malabrigo Yarn in Verdes. I have it in my head to knit an afghan in the beautiful shades of green that is the patchwork quilt of Ireland, I plann to mix it with squares of my much loved Aran yarn (yes I dragged it all the way from Dublin) done in traditional Irish stitches, including the celtic knot and my father's surname pattern. This will be for my sister Georgene, I know she would just love it and I want to do something in her memory. My compulsion continued this Wednesday, I ran to the local yarn shop to pick up some yarn for the lone knitter's blanket drive, I needed colors that would appeal to older children. I think they are vile, but then I'm not a child. Yesterday, I went into Manhattan andd wound up a Gotta Knit on 12th Street and 6th Avenue and the devil made me buy MORE yarn. I need help, this is taking on a whole life of its own. I've taken some pictures, with luck I'll be able to post them. Have a wonderful weekend.