The "Summer Breeze" sweater is finished !!!
Monday, May 23, 2011
"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
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
10. The smell of wool yarn
So, what's on your list ??!!??!!
Happy Monday !