May 13, 2007

Counting My Blessings

The semester is finally over. I have actually allowed myself to look at My Very First Sweater, which is happily snuggled away in a bag. I haven't touched it yet. I'm just looking right now. My brand-y new bamboo double pointed needles showed up on Friday and I swear I almost peed my pants. They are so beautiful. I haven't used them yet, I also haven't had a chance to take pictures. I participated in my local Relay for Life and I must admit, I'm still tired and woozy from dancing and being all around goofy. I had every intention of knitting chemo caps while walking, and I got about 6 rows done (on double pointed needles of course!) when I had to become the Mom of our team and make sure everyone was getting along rather than knitting.

In other absolutely fantastic news, I have the privilege of traveling to Washington D.C. at the end of the month with my mom and sister. My sister is coming up for her birthday which is itself fabulous and even more so that we're basically going to be stuck together for about 3 days straight. This means I get time well spent with my sister, who is a resident of Florida, as well as potential souvenir yarn.

And while I'm on the subject of yarn, Sheila the blogger behind Knitting by Moonlight has offered to send me sock yarn. I am so thankful and grateful it makes me teary thinking about it.

Now, as if this wasn't enough, I received some paperwork today from a local university that I was awarded a very large scholarship. As of this semester I 'graduated' from my community college and have been looking for a good four-year college/university to transfer to. Today, I found out that the university I figured I had the least chance of being accepted to, not only accepted me, but has actually made attending something I can talk about (instead of dream). There is also a possibility that I could play lacrosse at this university as well.

I played lacrosse in high school and I am equally as passionate about it as I am knitting. How absolutely fantastic would it be to knit socks in my team's colors?!?!!

Despite the stress and lack of knitting over the past few months, it really feels as though things are working out. I don't like to talk about religion, so I will keep my comments brief: I am extremely blessed and I thank God for everything I have and everything I don't. I was blog-hopping when I came across this link about families in Greensburg, Kansas. I hope to have the button up by Monday as I've decided I'll be knitting squares for them.

If you're a mom/grandma, Happy Mother's Day.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Thanks so much for the link to our afghan project! Have a great weekend and I look forward to receiving your square(s)! :)