Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bring On The Summer Breezes !

The "Summer Breeze" sweater is finished !!!

It kind of feels like a grown-up cape . . .

. . . and I had to twirl a bit . . .

. . . because it's fun and it makes me smile
(until I get dizzy and the motion sickness issues kick in !)

Definitely easy and breezy . . . and done just in time !!!!

Woot !!

Monday, May 23, 2011

"Makes Me Smile" Monday

"Make it a priority, because without play,
life becomes an endurance contest."

- Stuart Brown, "Play: How it Shapes the Brain,
Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul" -

(Me & my favorite playmate - 1996)


Happy (playful !) Monday !!!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The First Ten . . .

It's felt really crazy the last month or so.

There've been engagements, baby announcements (I'm gonna be an aunt !), retirements (congrats to my dad !), wedding hoopla (showers & weddings upcoming !), and too many sympathy cards sent & calling hours/funerals attended . . . plus the usual wacko-ness that is work !
The good, the bad, and the ugly indeed !

In the midst, I've been very slowly making my way through this book. In the section I've read so far, the author talks about how " . . . deep joy is found only at the table of thanksgiving," and how the "height of our joy is dependent on the depth of our thanks." She also started a list of 1,000 gifts: "not of gifts I want, but of gifts I already have."

While sitting in my craft room with the kitties yesterday, taking a break from knitting (the "Summer Breeze" sweater is nearing completion !), I grabbed a pen and started my list on the back of an Anthropologie catalog . . .

1. A steaming cup of coffee

2. Soul food songs

3. Laundry fresh from the dryer

4. Peaceful face of a sleeping cat

5. Dresses (they make me feel girlie & pretty !)

6. The click of my knitting needles at work

7. Lush green of the leaves & grass when it rains

8. Creamy sweet taste of dark chocolate

9. Color

10. The smell of wool yarn

So, what's on your list ??!!??!!

Happy Monday !