Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?
It hardly seems possible that one year has passed, and what a year it has been.
A year that found itself filled with some wonderful highs that were unfortunately book-ended with some devastating lows.
Nevertheless, as I stand on the precipice of my second half a century – I find myself not wanting to look at what has passed, but rather at what lies ahead.
So as the year 2011 unfolds before me I see a blank slate and unlimited possibilities.
My glass is more than half-full.
Happy New Year, Gentle Reader.
Happiness and cheer, fun for all that children call their favorite time of the year…
Things have been quiet around Casa del KatKnits recently because I have found gainful, and very rewarding, employment.
If you are still here, reading this post, I am thankful for you!
I spent the weekend trying to pull something Holiday-ish out to create a festive spirit.
And, I loaded my iPod with all my Christmas music.
It is doing the trick… I am getting in the holiday spirit.
I hope you are too!
This was the evening sky when I got home from work last night. The days are definitely growing shorter and the nights cooler.
Autumn, it seems, is soon to be here.
Today marks the 9th Anniversary of the Day the Terrorists Made an Impact on the United States. We grew up quickly and joined our neighbors in the world with a first hand understanding of just how painful this lesson was.
The weather here today seemed to be in mourning and somber as well; it was dreary, raining, and somber all day.
The one good thing about being American is that no matter what our political differences are – today we stand united in remembrance of those who lost a loved one, no matter what creed, color, religion, or nationality. It is a sentiment we should embrace all year, not just today.
We all would be better people if we were more tolerant of those who are different than we are.
Here is hoping you all spent some time reflecting today.
“We’re praying for rain and snow and anything else that can cause a problem.” ~ Andrew Brenner
There has been much in the news this week about 9/11 as we approach the 9th anniversary of that tragedy. However, apparently, prejudice and hatred is not a lesson we learned.
Lest you think that not true, the pastor (and I use the term loosely) from an evangelical fundamentalist church in Gainesville Florida is here to prove us all wrong.
On Saturday, he and his congregants will set some 200 copies of the Qur’an on fire to honor the 2,996 people who died that day. Perhaps this misguided pastor needs a reminder that the deceased represented more than 90 countries, some of whom were Muslim.
I truly wonder what Bible this church is using in their worship practices, because the one that I use calls for us to be “a light shining on a hill” and encourages us to “love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us.” I do not believe that setting the Qur’an on fire is the kind of light Jesus was speaking about nor does that act show any love, mercy, or concern for anyone.
An army of these beauties greeted my morning yesterday as I was heading off to work.
I have completed my first week of work and I really love it. There is a lot to learn, but I feel energized and excited to learn it all!
In case you are wondering what I am doing, I am spending my work hours at my veterinarian’s office… working where I have spent lots of time over the years and I absolutely love it.
On the knitting front, I have cast on a sweater from the latest Knitty and the weather was nice and cooperated with my efforts with a lovely cool down and relief from the recent and prolonged Triple H weather we have been experiencing! I have the body of the sweater done, and have started on the sleeves. I expect to have it done long before I need it to ward of the crisp chill of autumn.
I also have one last hurrah of summer to finish with this little number from Knitty as well. Moreover, this one has the added benefit of no sleeves, so I expect to complete my Emmaline shortly and I will cast on later today!
Have a great Tuesday everyone! Get out there and do something you enjoy doing!!