Thursday, August 29, 2013

Being Thankful

I have some friends who have a habit called Thankful Thursday. Every week when Thursday rolls around, they make a list of things they are thankful for. I love this weekly habit. Yes, I know we should be thankful every day. It is nice to share this day with my friends every week. It is neat to see the things they are thankful for. Sometimes it is hard for us to make those lists, but I find that it is good for our perspective on life. Sometimes it does feel like the world is against us. Yes, that feeling can happen. I also think it is true that things can always be worse. There are always people somewhere who are going through something worse. It is good to get some perspective on life.
I think it's good to face the reality that sometimes our problems are just plain simple annoyances compared to the huge real problems some people have. It is also good to realize that some of our problems really are huge, and that there will always be people who don't get it and won't help you or empathize with you. That's what makes something like Thankful Thursday such an important habit. I think making a habit of being thankful helps us to keep a good outlook on life. It also helps us look outward and not always just think of ourselves and our problems.

Here are some things I am thankful for today.....

Monday, August 12, 2013

Rainy Monday Colors & Textures

It is back to school time for the kids, and I wanted to share a few things I've been working on. I love all the colors and textures. Family members have gifted me with some beautiful yarns, and I have been loving playing with them.

Here's a couple of pics of what the kittens have been doing lately. I didn't stage these. My kittens really love hiding in my yarn and in my baskets from the farmers market. 

Here are my babies on their first day back to school.
Talon is 6 and is in first grade.
Eliana is 9 and is in 4th grade.
Natasha is 12 and is in 7th grade. 
Love my babies :)

Friday, August 02, 2013

Sweet Mom Surprises

My mom is really sweet. It is my daughter's birthday this weekend. She'll be 12. In addition to getting my daughter a birthday gift, my mom got me one, too. Thanks, Mom, for the dishcloth pattern book. I love it. While we were still at my Mom and Dad's house I worked on these 2 dishcloths from my new pattern book. I love the texture and designs of these dishcloths. My mom's kitchen table is a great place to take pictures, as it has beautiful natural light.