My heart is overflowing with gratitudes. Yesterday was our 32nd wedding anniversary - I cannot believe we've been together for so long and yet it feels like yesterday we were hanging out together for the first time laughing at each other's quippy jokes. Of course it's all blurry when the kids came and we muddled through parenting without family around to help.
My wish for my kids is to have someone like I have someone and for much laughter in their relationship.
I had my annual mammogram last Wednesday and managed to not have extreme anxiety! I calmly went and did the deed. It was only a mere 24 hours later that I received the passing letter. Those 24 hours were LONG and testing. I am not a patient person at all and last year I had to have a biopsy because I switched from 2d to 3d technology. I'm weird in that I believe I have an entire year of freedom until the next mammogram. I'm thankful.
So far it seems that summer's clutch has let go and autumn is trying to edge into the spotlight. Leaves are turning and the angle of the sunlight is softened. I love the changes. With autumn peeking around the corner, my knitting has been the spotlight of my attention. I'm knitting more than ever. I want to cast on all the 'stuff'.
Our daughter and son in law are coming for the weekend. The house will be full and I've sketched out a menu plan to celebrate the Labor Day holiday. I look forward to another weekend of family togetherness.
The walnut trees (picture below) are the very first to turn yellow and fall to the ground this time of year. I have quite a few on our property and the roads near my house are lined with them. The squirrels are doing the mad dash across to get the nuts and while I drive I try my best to allow their road crossings without incident.
Apple Tree Knits is having a discontinued yarn sale and I fell down the rabbit hole of internet shopping and I justified this because I do not have any gradient yarns in my stash. You have been enabled :)
The banana leaf shawl is coming along. I want to finish it soon so I can start something else. I do like the pattern but this knit while very easy isn't one where you can read at the same time. Good thing I always have more than one project on the needles.
The scrappiest of scrappy cowls is a delight to knit. This is the project that goes to babysitting because I do not need to pay attention to the knitting, just the little preschooler who weaves incredible stories about amusement parks and hotdog eating (yes, I'm wanting a hotdog after her praises).
I'm grateful for:
sweet blueberries - coffee in the silence of the day - cat purrs - Frodo devotion stares - dinner with my husband - reading a good mystery book - soft wool in my hands - phone calls from the kids - the kindness of others - the little town I live in - the deer in the yard -
What are you grateful for today?