Shopping used to be my thing, and I can still drop a ridiculous amount in a yarn shop, but for me? My list of faves includes a poultry shop, jewelry, gifts, yarn and vintage home accessories. All really close to my house.Read More
Ten Things I'm Thankful For...
- My family. Near or far, we're a great family- from siblings to parents to cousins to aunts/uncles- we are a welcoming, loving lot.
- My mom and dad. Yes, I said family but they really need an extra "shout out." They sacrificed a lot when we were kids so that we never felt the sacrifice ourselves. I look now at what my brother is able to give his son because of the opportunities my parents worked hard to provide him. I see the independence and drive that each of us kids have and know it comes from them.
- PC. He's never really #3, but I'm thankful for having a partner in life who loves me, accepts me and wants to see me succeed.
- Pumpkin, the wonder cat. I never knew a small, orange animal could bring me such joy. Having a bad day? Pet the cat. Practice your sales pitch? Tell the cat.
- Working from home. Not everyone has this option and I can fully agree that it's not for everyone either. It takes a lot of self-control, etc to focus on work, and not say... Lost episodes on Netflx. But it has allowed me to deal with some very specific health issues and family things head-on and work around it.
- A partner w/ a full time "real" gig. Yup- stability, it's not just a ball for ab workouts.
- Yarn. Think about it- who ever looked at a mangy sheep in a meadow and thought: if I just held it down, cut off it's fur and then twisted it... I could make string that I would then twist and use to cover my lack of fur. This genius is the reason we don't walk around in sheepskins all day, instead wearing holiday sweaters.
- New England, Boston in particular. I'm thankful for the city I was born & raised in and where I will probably always call home.
- Travel- leaving Boston and seeing "other places" makes me a better person all around.
- good friends... I have curated a group of friends that are astonishing- women who are smart, strong, capable and compassionate.
Guild- a place where you can take a handknit that you are REALLY proud of and get a much better, stronger, more positive reaction than you get from the cat. Cats just don't get why turning a heel, or figuring out beads, or finishing... well, finishing anything, is so great.Read More
I'm always careful about collecting- it scares me, mostly because I know I have hoarder tendencies that could be easily ignited. I walk a fine line with my yarn and in recent years, my breadth of stash has scared me.Read More