Take for Granted
Last weekend while I was knitting with my friends, I had yarn envy. Serious yarn envy. One of my friend's shared a current project on the needles and I fell in love with the soft cotton linen blend. Three days later after a gym session, I drove to my LYS to purchase some of my own.
The yarn is Nettle Grove by Plymouth yarn. While waiting for Wednesday (yarn shopping day) to arrive, I spent tons of time on Ravelry checking out summer tops to knit, for me.
I chose Night Sky as my summer top to knit.
The Dr Who hat is looking pretty good as I add the yarn in a semi purposeful way.
The past week has been a fantastic gym week. I challenged my body and feel stronger. Of course my back is still sending me nasty messages but they are much quieter and I do get to knit now. When knitting I can ignore a lot.
Every time I strain my back I swear I will never take for granted my pain free days. My pain free days arrive and -poof- gratitude goes out of my mind. I do this over and over again.
It's just like the electricity, I value the convenience of modern amenities when they are missing in my life.
I never took for granted my RA doctor who I saw a few days ago. He will be retiring in February and that makes me sad (for me). I don't know who will be my new doctor yet, I'll find out in January when I see him for the last time. I met him when I was merely 33 years old. I had a multitude of tests to rule out other conditions then the medicine options available to me. He gave me back my quality of life.
I've known him for 20 years! We talk not only about my health but our families and life. I will miss him but I'm happy for him. He is retiring in good health and has lots of hobbies to keep him busy.
I never take for granted that giddy feeling I get when I start a new knitting project. I love the excitement, the anticipation and casting on. Starting a new novel is the same for me, brand new book smell (assuming it's not a Kindle!) and entering into a new storyline.
Last of all, I will not take for granted all of you dear readers.
I was informed about two west coast blog readers who were on my blog commenting and found out that they loosely know of each other through a relative. They are going to meet for lunch. How cool is that?
Some of you have been long time readers, some of you only just started to read my blog. Some of you comment frequently and then there are those people who read and keep silent.
I used to be a silent reader, for many many years.