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Thursday, January 3, 2013


In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indespensible.
~ Dwight D.. Eisenhower~

Michael was a great movie!!!  I am doing battle.  This battle comes with moodiness and restlessness and leg spasms and sweats.  I am doing battle with a drug I have been on for months, since the knee replacement and all the set backs.  I refuse to take it much longer, I want off.   I am down to 2 narcotics a day.  It hasn't been easy.  I want to go back to work next week, I have been off way too long.  I have been told I am a determined person.  I will kick this.   Better to live with the pain and get back to the me I used to be.  Plans may be useless, but here they are.

And so, here I sit, knitting on bamboo socks.  My friend Penny gave me soooo much yarn for Christmas.  Way more than soooo much.  This was incredibly soft and I had just finished the Birthstone socks.    I have needles coming to start a red sweater., I can't wait.

This year, I have a plan.  I plan to make wrist warmers, to pile in a basket, for Christmas next year.  I want more handmade things to have ready for the great people who help me through out the year.  Just little thank yous really.  My goal, notice not resolution, is to knit more.  Do you have a goal?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

And So It Begins

  Keep on beginning and failing.  Each time you fail, start over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished the purpose - - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you will be glad to remember.
~Anne Sullivan~
Happy New Year - 2013

I finally finished that pair of socks!!  It has been slow knitting that past few month.  I just started a royal blue pair of bamboo silk socks.  I was thrilled to finally be able to wear them.  My body is slowly feeling more like I have a little control.
This is what I showed you last summer.  I am very happy with the way they came out.  They make me smile and because of the colors, they make me happy.   Always a good thing.
This is the yarn I started with and I described where it came from and how I destructed the plies.
And the new year starts.  Like most Americans, I am deeply unsettled over how our elected officials cannot get along, cannot work together with the world's eye upon them and have failed to get the job done.  They need to begin again and again.  We need to begin again will all new elected officials.
I saw something on the news I thought was really pretty good for the first day of the year.  A man told the reporter his new year resolution was to step back and take a breath instead of reacting too quickly to situations that in the past have resulted in the hurt feelings of others.  What a great resolution and how insightful of him.  I wish him the best.
I am going to take one day at a time.  It will be nice to lose weight, but it is not a resolution.  I will save more and spend less, but that is not a resolution, it is a necessity to get my finances ready for more surgeries.  Like the man on the news, I will do my best to be a nicer person.  Doesn't that sound better than resolving to do all the things I have resolved to do and then failed?  I will keep beginning.