Thoughts and Happenings
The month of August brings changes in shadows and sunbeams in my family room. Every year I marvel at the brief shadows and get a little bit giddy that Autumn is around the corner. The cicadas and tree frogs are serenading in the woods. Every time I go to the mailbox, I examine my oak tree and the budding acorns.
I passed my annual mammogram this week. I battle anxiety every time the test rolls around. This year I was blessed with my 'favorite' technician who babbles away talking about everything and anything. That takes the edge off of my internal faulty thoughts. It's hard for me to focus on my worries when something is filling my ears with all sorts of chatter. I'm grateful for her and for the medical electronic chart that was updated with my report within five hours. FIVE hours :) I remember waiting for a letter in the mail that would take up to two weeks.
I wish I was different and wasn't a worrier. I keep trying to change myself- running positive thoughts, praying, and focusing on the good. I'd like to believe I'm a reformed worrier, but their are some fears that are knee-gut triggers no matter what. Anyways, this space is my haven of focusing on the wonderfulness I see each and every day. Also I believe that we should accept ourselves for who we are and do our very best.
Every morning, Frodo has a detailed walkabout around the pool to see if there are any frogs swimming. He is funny because the last three days, there were no frogs to be found and he looked a bit disappointed. During the heat of the day, he will sit under a flowing crab apple tree for shade. He is mellowing out as he nears 8 years old. He still plays frisbee and loves his treats.
|never ending sock blanket that is ending soon|
I am so close to finishing the never ending blanket, the knitting part that is. I have a bazillion ends to weave in but honestly, that doesn't bother me at all. If I had to sew....well I'd be grumpy about that.
|flower garden lace shawl|
Our son is coming home for the weekend and we have a picnic with friends planned tomorrow. Today, I'll be getting ready and doing some baking in preparation. Of course I'll be bringing some knitting! Every picnic should have knitting :)
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