Thursday, November 01, 2012


Frankenstorm Winds
Welcome to November.  I decided that this month, I am going to post pictures and write about things I am thankful for.  It seems appropriate to start with being thankful that Frankenstorm Sandy did not really cause us any trouble at all.  We certainly got lucky, because it did cause a lot of others some pretty major trouble. So what, the parade was canceled.  Meh.  That wasn't a big deal.  I got to spend time with friends instead, and Daphne got to do a lot more trick-or-treating than usual.  And the two days off from school were just what we needed after all that Fall-A-Paloozing, so no complaints about that.

Today, I went to see my retina specialist, and I am thankful that for now my eye remains stable.  I can drive, read, knit, and everything I was afraid I might not be able to do back when this whole thing started.  Look!  I'm knitting a whole SWEATER!

Eventually, it will have owls on it!  And it will go on ME instead of a chair!

I learned recently that it has been proven that knitting lowers stress and blood pressure.  As long as you don't make a big fat mistake that you can't fix and start freaking out about it.  That would tend to have the opposite affect, I'm afraid. Ask Kev.  He knows.

At the beginning of October, I had some goals.  Let's see how I did.
  • Clean out Daphne's closet (again) - Partially complete
  • Clean out the kitchen cabinets - Made a good start for sure
  • Sew something - Owl costume...check!
  • Try a new soup recipe - nope
  • Get some pants - nope
  • Start thinking about Christmas - check!
  • Get a haircut - check!
  • Get a pedicure - nope
  • Read for 20 minutes every single day- no, not every day, but I finished two books. 
OK, all things considered, I am happy with that.  I made some progress.  Progress is good.  I also got to spend a lot of time with family and friends, and did a lot of fun stuff.  I can always get pants in November.

And, I'm certainly thankful I'm not these guys.  Poor turkeys.

PS.  I know I should be mad that Christmas stuff is already everywhere, but when I saw it all at Target yesterday, it made me feel happy.  Bring it on.


jilly donuts said...

Your post made me smile. I may take your idea and be thankful (blogwise) this month, too.

Really really happy about your eyeball!

Gye Greene said...

Glad your eye is getting better (or at least, stabilizing).