Saturday, March 29, 2008

Some Crochet Content

Granny square pouch for my mp3 player

Crocheted Free-form bowl

That urgent need to create thing struck again, prompted by necessity in the case of the pouch for my mp3 player.  The bowl was a frogged scarf, which I started but thought better of completing.  The yarn is itchy (what is it?  wool?  acrylic?) and I would never wear something itchy around my  neck deliberately.  So, thinking it would stitch up pretty stiffly, I decided to try and make a bowl.  In the not-too-distant past, I was often amused for hours by making fabric bowls, and so it was a natural to try and crochet one, especially since one does not wear a bowl, itchy or not.

I must comment on my lack of entries lately, if only to get back on track.

I started this blog, having an intuition that this year I would need to be reminded again and again to be grateful for what I have.  I was so right.  I need to be reminded again and again. In trying to create a good habit, the opposite has happened.  I have been a very grumpy curmudgeon, feeling very put-upon and not at all inclined to see grace or beauty in my life.  Most days it has been difficult to feel grateful for anything.  

Well, I am endeavoring to turn my eyes outside of myself and my poorly-attended pity party, and to blog something, anything, that I can be thankful for.  The content might be a bit light at times.  But I intend to keep trying.  

So, today, I am thankful for second chances.  Even if it's the 50th second chance...

Monday, March 24, 2008

Spring Break

Spring Break began on Monday, and my daughter and I started it with new haircuts.  We both look fabulous.  But, seeing that I usually do my blogging before I shower, I will post pix later.

My husband is away until Wednesday, so us girls are looking for fun things to do.  Maybe we'll spend some time down at the pool today, if it doesn't rain.  

Tomorrow we go to see an apartment for rent that probably wont suit us, it doesn't have enough bedrooms or bathrooms, but we'll look anyway.  We have less than 3 months until we have to move out of our current place.