Monday, November 26, 2007

A lot to be thankful for...

This is the close of a long weekend for me. Giving me only four days left at my old job before starting my new on next Monday.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and many things to be thankful for.
I had intended pictures for this post but right now technology is not cooperating so let me just say that I am thankful for the following:

Spending Thanksgiving with family and the new little ones our family will be enjoying soon.
Our freedoms, the ability to travel freely in our country without fear or checkpoints.
A warm home, plenty of food and a job that provides enough to support my family.
Friends, at home and in blogland! A special hello to Amanda, Margaret and the Dogs on Thursday gang!
Having my Christmas shopping completed. :-)

In knitting news, I have completed a second facecloth and soap bag. I have finished one slipper and working on the second. The slippers dont' look like they do in the picture but I followed the pattern very carefully. The leg portion and cuff is in a knit pattern though clearly the picture is not. But, they look nice just the same. I have worked out the problems with the scarf that were plagueing me, more on that later. I plan to have pictures soon as possible.

I have discovered the trick to shopping the weekend after Thanksgiving, forget Friday all together go at 9pm or later on Saturday and Sunday, I did both nights and you wouldn't believe it, there was hardly anybody in the stores, which were well stocked and still had sales! So with the exception of one or two items I have completed my Christmas shopping!

Happy Knitting!


NH Knitting Mama said...

Glad to hear from you, and thanks for the shout out!

You must be so happy to be starting a new job next week. I know it's been a long haul for you.

Thanks for saying what you're thankful for. I like to hear positive things!

Margaret said...

All four years of college, I had exams until Dec 22, came on on the 23rd and did all my shopping on Dec 24th. Maybe that's why I still wait until the last minute! Good for you for getting it done! And good luck with the new job!