The Happy and the Happenings
This week has found me finding my happy. You know the stuff that makes you smile on the inside and the outside. Family, children, and friends are the standards to the list, but I was thinking along the lines of selfish happiness. What makes me happy deep down inside and it's just for me.
Knitting is my number one on the list. I love to start projects and finish projects, and I do cheat on the current projects by dreaming of projects to be. Some projects become real just like in the Velveteen Rabbit book (you should read that book, it's a tear jerker). The hat in the above photo has finally found a recipient in my mind. But I can't tell you who because it's a Christmas present, but I promise that person is definitely knit worthy.
Below are two Zauberballs that are in my stash that I keep looking lovingly at and dreaming of all the what ifs. I assure you they will be a shawl, just not sure exactly which one as of yet.
Now you must be wondering why I am looking for my happy? Well, I tripped and fell out in the garage on Wednesday afternoon over loose outdoor shoes and guess what happened....yep, I sprained my ankle, you know the one, the one that always gets sprained. So now I am sitting around and icing it a lot. It's not too bad but jeez, I was not happy.
Let's just say that the "sentence enhancers" (from Spongebob i.e. swearing) were flying in the garage only after I sat and made sure nothing was broken. Physical grace and inward grace had left me. After the outrage and disbelief-I surrounded myself with my happiness:
-hot green tea with a wee bit of sugar
-furry dog beside me napping
-oh those free icy packs that the oral surgeon sends home with your child after wisdom teeth extraction
(glad I am a saver of stuff like that!)
-a Dr. Who episode or two
-the internet that kept me happily engaged
The ankle is getting better and hopefully I will be watching where I walk, and my dear husband is going to relocate those loose shoes of his-soon!
What is your Happy?