Posts Tagged ‘thoughts’



November 26, 2009

Starting to think about Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it!

The sock saga continues here, chez Poppyfields. I don’t quite know how one single pair of socks can take so long to knit — it’s not as if I’ve never knitted socks before. The new projects are lining up I’m itching to get started on so many things. While on one hand I’m keen to finish these socks before moving onto a something new, I’m determined that this year I will not let Christmas pass me by without making any seasonal gifts, again.

I suppose the problem is that there just isn’t enough time. Work has been sucking my soul and the dark evenings have been… hold on, it’s Thanksgiving, right? So why am I moaning? We may not celebrate Thanksgiving in this country but it’s too easy to sink into a fug of tiredness and stuck-in-a-rut routine. Wouldn’t it be great to stop and think about what’s good in life?

And right now I have so much to be thankful for. I’m thankful for my family and friends, who are always there for me when I need them. I’m thankful for J for being the most fabulous person ever and for wanting to be with me (the crazy fool!). I’m especially thankful for the fact that he is okay after the motorcycle accident he had last week. I’m thankful for our lovely new house – a real house with an upstairs and a downstairs and a garden – the sort of place I never thought we’d be fortunate enough to live. I’m thankful for my job, especially in the current financial climate when so many people are finding work so hard to come by. This week saw my 10 years anniversary of continuous employment and I still love it there – most of the time! I’m thankful for my music – for the fact that my parents encouraged me to learn and to practice hard, even when I would much rather have been watching T.V. or hanging out with my friends. And I’m thankful for the times when I get a chance to pick up my knitting needles or crochet hook, even if those minutes are few. Creating things is a joy and one to be relished.

So here we have this glorious Christmassy coloured yarn that I treated myself to yesterday. It was a super bargain from the hobby shop, and it’s calling to me while I’m sitting here sock-knitting. Actually, I might take another break from those socks. Seasonal things are calling me and I need to get making before the time passes me by!