I started knitting about 4 years ago after a gentle push from a dear lady in New Braunfels, TX (you know who you are!) Since then it has become an addiction!! Now I have shared my addiction with my youngest sister.
I am very thankful for all of my grand babies. They are the reward I got for letting their parent live through their teenage years!
I have 5 of the most handsome grandsons there are (not that I'm prejudiced or anything!). I also have 3 beautiful granddaughters who very soon will be heart breakers for sure!
I don't have a favorite grandchild (altho each of them would tell you different) any more than I have a favorite child. I love them each of them in a special way all their own.
I am especially thankful for the help of one of my grandsons. While Kevin is away for work, he is staying here with "Grammy" to be the man of the house. He's been a great help to me, but I can't deny, I miss my peace and quiet occasionally,,,
I'm pretty thankful right now for lazy Sunday afternoons with a nice breeze through the house. All is quiet on the home front and hopefully it stays that way today!
A load of towels in the washer, dirty dishes in the dishwasher and a big pot of red beans in the crock pot should make my day a little easier today.
My Grandma Hennis always said "Sew on Sunday, rip on Monday". She was full of sayings like that that none of us understood at the time. I find her quote on sewing (or knitting) to be pretty true, though. It never fails if I get a lot of knitting done on Sunday that I have to frog back to a dropped stitch or I mess up my lace repeat count.
So I'll kick back today, have my red beans and rice today instead of Monday and just enjoy! Hope you are too!
Four of the things I am most proud and thankful for are my chillins. Three girls and one little boy (they are all still little girls and boys in my memory).
They've all come up the hard way, making mistakes and more importantly, learning from them (eventually).
They all took the news of my fight with cancer very hard, I think. Having young families with tight budgets they couldn't just drop everything and come running. I'm sure they would have if I had needed them to, just glad I didn't have to put any of them in that position. They did all make it down to help Mom out and I enjoyed every minute I got to spend with them.
I'm proud of all of them for the accomplishes they have made in their lives. The reward I got for not chocking them to death when they were teenagers is,,,wonderful grandchildren!
It's been sort of chilly here in SE Texas the last couple of days. I had to turn on the furnace!!!
I'm thankful for good friends. Friends who don't think twice to pitch in and help when another friend is in need.
A friend like Christina and her hubby Brad who drove all the way from New Braunfels to Houston with coolers full of frozen home-made meals for us to eat when I too sick to cook. All of my knitting friends who knit lovely, stylish hats for me to wear to keep my bald head warm. (I won't try to name everyone because I know I will miss one or two of you, but you all know who you are!) Helpful neighbors who brought over complete, hot, home-cooked meals so my hubby wouldn't starve! Even a friend from Pennsylvania (you know who you are Cindy) who sent a bouquet of fruit that tasted so yummy!!
If you know someone who is going through a rough patch in their life, even the littlest thing can mean the world.
We all say 'If there is anything you need,just give me a call'. And we really mean it. But most people hesitate to ask. Instead, maybe offer to pick something up at the store for them when you go. Or help out the care-giver. It gets rough on them, too.
Without friends this world would be one big lonely place!
My sister Jamie and her husband, Doug, spent their vacation taking care of me. I'm so thankful that they did! While my sister, who is an RN and has her own business, Heart's Choice Health Care, Inc. in Sulphur Springs, TX took care of me, her hubby, on the other hand, couldn't stay inside and sit still even though he was technically on 'vacation'.
He rebuilt the bog on my koi pond while on vacation. In the evenings he would have a cold beer and swim some laps in the pool. One evening at dusk, just as he was surfacing at the far end of the pool he spotted the yellow eyes of a chupacabra. These are mean, nasty critters here in Texas!
I really think he saw the solar-powered eyes of my tiki god in the back yard, but you never know,,,,,,