Sure I could go on and on about the relentless dreary rainy cloudy weather. How every single blessed day this week has been rainy. How my hair has gone crazy with all the moisture in the air. How I long to feel some tiny bit of sunshine that lasts for the day. How I wake each morning, look out the window and let out a little sigh because it's raining again. But instead of focusing on something that I cannot control (although I'd like to!) I'm going to focus on gratitudes.
For all the thunder and lightning snuggles I enjoy when Frodo is frightened during a storm. For eight years he was fearless and now as he ages he isn't thrilled with the noise so we snuggle. For these pockets of time when I drop whatever I'm doing to give him some moral support.
For gardens that grow with all this rain. Every single plant that was bought off the clearance rack at Lowe's is thriving in our gardens. Maybe if it was sunny and dry we might forget to water them and then they wouldn't do so well. Maybe.
For zipper pouches. I love pencil pouches, yarn project bags and any other little bag or pouch to carry my treasures. I have a collection of tote bags from over the years. I remember purchasing each one and how excited I was believing that tote bag was THE tote bag to end all other purchased tote bags....until I purchased another one....and so it goes.
For the times when my adult children visit and play the piano. While they are playing, sometimes the music is a bit much, at bit too loud and music that is not my taste. When they are not here, the silence is deafening.
For washcloth knitting! I consider the washcloth a perfect palate knitting cleanser in between knitting projects.
For scrappy knitting and using up all the half skeins and bits of previous projects that delighted me. Sometimes I remember the projects and sometimes I cannot recall and look up the information on my ravelry notebook. A trip down memory lane doesn't disappoint.
For learning new things and stretching my brain. For being stumped on a Sudoku puzzle for nearly 5 days and I haven't given up yet. Believe me, I've considered throwing the weekly Sunday puzzle away but then I think surely I can solve this, I solve ALL the Sunday Sudoku puzzles. I can be tenacious in my resolve.
And lastly for the first day of Summer. Surely the sun will be shining one day right?