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My Favorite Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving to all my U.S. readers. This holiday brings together the three “F’s” of happiness for me…family, food and friends. Some might add football to that.

Being Grateful

The activity of giving thanks is one that is very important for people like me. It puts things into perspective and reminds me of all that I have and at the same time, acknowledges that I am not the sole reason that my life is all that it is.

Having a husband, a home that I love, family members who are amazing and a rich, fulfilling life…it’s truly more than anyone deserves and it’s what I wish for everyone none the less.

As I enjoy the amazing food and relationships with my friends and family today, I find it easy to acknowledge all the privileges that I was given in my life so that I could be at this point.

Thank you also to the readers here for allowing me to share my thoughts, feelings and pride of accomplishment in these blog pages…sharing my life only seems to make it more and more satisfying.

Current Knitting

Completed Dolores’ cape so Phase I is now complete.

Also started a new West Coast Watchcap and a new rectangular shawl (both just look like a mass of cast-on stitches).

Finally, I also ordered some cheap neon yarn to make hats for Thaddeus and I when we walk in the woods.

Schachenmeyer Boston Bulky Yarn

Each year on Gage Day (December 7th), we go up and visit Chaps, Gage and Nico…all are buried in a beautiful protected woods overlooking the Delaware River.  Last year, we were chided by an official who saw us for not wearing hunter orange during our walk.  So I’ve been looking for a decent bulky yarn in neon orange to make us a couple of hats for this year’s visit.

6 comments on “My Favorite Holiday

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I don’t comment much, but I am an avid reader of your blog. I appreciate the time and energy you put in to all the things you share with us. Thanks!

  2. Thanks Christine! It’s good to hear from you. Given that we’re going out for dinner with our good friend Charles for Thanksgiving, and I was all dressed up to go out, I decided to replace my main profile photo on the blog. Thanks for your kind words.

  3. Joe, Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! I agree with you – this is also my favorite holiday. No presents and all that stress, just good food and good fellowship with those we love. Your Dolores is magnificent. Now be honest, how fiddly was she to sew up? And how long did it take?
    Julie

    PS: I like your new photo! Very handsome.

    1. You expressed my thoughts on Thanksgiving exactly right. As far as Dolores goes, she was no more fiddly than making a pair of socks or a pair of gloves as far as I was concerned.

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