Thanksgiving is a Hoot

Today is the day that we give thanks. But why do we minimize our gratefulness to just one day out of the year? We should be giving thanks every day. We really should. And I believe today will be the first of many days in which I will embark on my journey.

Sometimes by the end of the day I’m so exhausted that I don’t even say my prayers. Sometimes I get so upset that not only do I dwell on the negative but I can’t even foresee the positive. Some days I don’t want to make three meals a day, plus snacks, and yet I don’t even think of how lucky we truly are to have the resources for three meals let alone one.

But today is different. It’s not just a day where we remember the Pilgrims and Indians, but a day to make peace within ourselves. I think highly of Thanksgiving. Maybe because I was born on Thanksgiving in 1980 and I figure that somewhere in the scheme of things that there was some kind of reason I was born on that day. (My birthday doesn’t fall on T-day this year, but tomorrow.)

Today will be filled with smiles.

Today there will be much to be grateful for.

  • My husband and my children.
  • The good health of my family. Recently I called both my grandmothers, who live in Illinois, who I haven’t spoken to for nearly 12 years since my grandpa died. They are doing excellent as is the rest of the family. I miss them so much and I wish them well.
  • My friends. This means you. I don’t have many in real life friends but my blogging buddies, all of you, are like my best friends.
  • I’m grateful for my new best friend, Rogue. Ever since having to give up Scarlett it’s been very hard for me. But Rogue has come here to replace her in some ways and for that I’m truly thankful.
  • For the gifts that have been bestowed upon me. I’m thankful that I’m smart, knowledgable, and talented. What I’d do without my knitting or sewing I really don’t know.

And because I am feeling so grateful, I’m feeling a bit generous and I have a give away.

{Owl felt kit by Paper and String.}

I absolutely love this kit and have a feeling that I will be purchasing many more of her patterns in the future. They are all just. too. cute. I made this second one for Scout because you know if I make one then I really need to make two.

So as a give away prize I will be naming one winner and gifting them an owl in the color of their choice. Just leave a comment and tell me what you are grateful for. I will choose a winner on Saturday, November 28th at 5 p.m. PST.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


I still feel like poop

But today was my last surgery! Yay! I went in around 8 this morning and was out at 10:30. The findings? There were adhesions on the right side of my uterus, caused by two C Sections and the tubal ligation. They also found a signifcant sized tubal cyst on the left side. All has been removed. The surgery wasn’t quite as harsh as previous ones, I assume because it was done laprascopically. I just wanted to tell you all that I am fine, my hiatus is over. My recovery begins today! While I didn’t want another surgery or more problems, I’m glad that they did find something that seemed to have caused the past few weeks pain.

I don’t have any knitting or sewing content, but I do have some owl content:


Me and my owl obsession. I know. His name is Twiglet and you can find his friends here at Blossom Hill. The stamp I bought at Beverly’s and is called “Ollie and Olivia” by Stampendous.

Have a great weekend. Hopefully I’ll have some major updating going on then!