Current Gratitudes and News


I've been sitting on a secret that I've been dying to tell you for about two weeks.  My daughter and son in law will be relocating from Santa Barbara, CA to somewhere in Delaware (exact location unknown) by the beginning of October!  Yes!  I am still in disbelief.

They will live approximately three hours away - by car.  This is my first gratitude.  As for the rest, they are:


-getting to the second section of the chart of the white out shawl.  For me it seems like it took forever, maybe because I ripped out the entire first section.  Sadly, the lace chart has stitch manipulation on both right and wrong side rows, I love when the purl side is a free ride of not-thinking and I'm missing that component.


-I've been killing the puzzles lately these days.  We switched to an online local paper in January and I print out the Sunday puzzles which are doable for me compared to the NYT's crossword puzzle.  I like feeling smart.


-thank you for all the blanket love!  I enjoyed reading your comments and you celebrating with me having the long term project finished.

-the black walnut tree leaves are falling - squee!!!

-darker mornings and darker evenings - both hinting at the arrival of autumn.


-the absence of a worry - these are the days I want to bottle up and remember for when I'm swamped with a niggling thought.  Don't worry, I'm writing them down.  I celebrate the knowledge I have of valuing my contented carefree days.  All days should be like this.



What are you grateful for this week?  I'd love to know!


Comments

  1. That is incredible, wonderful news! I am so happy for you and your whole family. Your whiteout shawl is looking beautiful, I love the origami snail (I'm guessing your son made it), and seeing your sock blanket ready for some cooler fall weather! Life is indeed good with lots to be grateful for.

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  2. Great news about your daughter moving closer. I am working on gratitude as I head back to work

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  3. It's wonderful that you will be closer to your daughter. I like the Victorian book you are reading. I'm reading Cranford which takes place during the first part of the Victorian age. They sure did things a lot differently back then! I've never made a shawl that has pattern on both sides. I think that would drive me crazy. I need the purl rows to rest my brain. I am grateful to be retired so I can sew, knit, cook, read, etc. and still get that check every month. HA!

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    1. It is driving me kind of crazy, I like the lazy purl row back :)

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  4. So happy to hear that your daughter will be moving within driving distance. I know it's hard when they live so far away.

    My grateful for today is . . . I'm grateful to be able to look out over a beautiful river when the day gets too stressful.

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  5. Such good news about your daughter & son in law! I'm grateful for so many things, especially family & friends.

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  6. I know you are on cloud 9!!!! (or 10 or 11!!!) I'm so thrilled for you....and Rachel. Don't you know she's loving the cross-country transition as well. Prayers answered for sure!!!

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  7. How exciting to have your daughter and son in law so much closer! Hopefully everything goes smoothly for them. Right now I'm most grateful for the slightly cooler temperatures- fall isn't too far off!

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  8. Wonderful news! With our move 3 hours north this year we are now in the same city as our daughters. One just graduated college, the other sophomore in college. It's lovely to be close to your loved ones.

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  9. Oh, Kat! What wonderful news! Congratulations!!!

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  10. Oh, I would love having my family 3 hours away! Right now, they are 12! My husband has family in Delaware - his one sister, his Mom, before she passed away...and tons of other relatives live there too. And now his niece and her husband, who were living about 45 minutes from us - just bought a house there...

    Linda in VA

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    1. twelve is tough! I am thankful for this wonderful opportunity for my daughter and son in law.

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  11. That is awesome news! I'm trying to savor the last bits of summer. In less than two weeks my daughter will head to college, my son will start high school, and I'll be back to working my school year schedule. I know these changes will be an adjustment. I'm hoping the gratitude list I'm making now will help when stress and worry creep into my mind. I like your Wade figurines.

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  12. oh yay! same time zone AND close! and I love how you embrace fall ...when so many of us are holding on to the last bits of summer (no matter how hot, humid and downright uncomfortable this season might be) - happy Friday!

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    1. hee hee, I am a fall winter lover and I try my best to like summer. Really!

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  13. I share your gratitude for grown children moving closer!! I'm so happy for you, Karen. What wonderful news! The colors in that shawl are just gorgeous. I can't wait to see it finished! (I'm with you... I love lace, but really like the free ride on the purl rows. Ha!). Worry-free time is a treasure indeed! Merits deep gratitude. blessings ~ tanna

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  14. What wonderful news about your daughter and husband being much closer! The shawl is looking lovely. Today I am grateful for cooler temps and fresh tomatoes.

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  15. Hooray on you daughter and son-in-law moving closer! That's good news.

    Right now, I'm grateful that I have no specific plans for tomorrow, and can let the day unfold however it will.

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  16. What lovely news ! I hope your shawl won't feel endless... it looks good, though !
    Quite a lot of things to be grateful for; an unexpected postcard from my uncle & aunt, my cat finally 'discovering' the new scratch pole, my lovely parents...

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  17. That is wonderful news that your daughter is moving closer to you. I like how the shawl is looking so far and congrats on moving on to the next section! thank you for sharing what you are grateful for I am grateful for family and friends, opportunity, and my blog and meeting all of you. Have a good weekend!

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  18. Wonderful news - so very happy for you. I'm grateful for the weekend...lazy and fun.

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  19. whoop - fabulous news! I'm full of gratitude for my dear husband this week - he does so much to help and support me in whatever I want to do!

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  20. That is happy news about your family! I'm glad for you! I am thankful this morning for an overnight rain, a sky that is visible again after being hidden by wildfire smoke for a couple weeks, and my house finally dropping below 80 degrees this morning!

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  21. I'm so happy to hear your family is moving closer. That's exciting! It's also exciting to hear that you've finished your blanket. Obviously, I've missed a post or two. We've been without internet service for several days and I'm slightly twitchy from the experience. :)

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  22. This post filled me with happiness.♥ I'm so glad that your daughter will be moving within a nice car ride away (think of all the knitting you can do if your husband drives!). Your shawl looks really lovely (do you know that yellow is my favorite color?). And, that little origami snail! I bet your son made it. It's wonderful--as are your photos and all of your gratitudes. Right now I'm grateful for sweet corn, the nearness of my dear ones, having 'enough', a good book, pen and paper, and carefree days. Much love to you, Karen.♥

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  23. Great news! Three hours is much more doable than 12! Love the look of your finished blanket; it looks very cozy. I always enjoy catching up with you!

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  24. Congratulations on the great news! I love the beautiful yellow you are using for you whiteout shawl btw1

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