Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I have thoroughly enjoyed posting my thoughts and knitting projects for the past year. Above all, it is a means of sharing and making friends in the blogging world that I would never have known otherwise.
My 2009 has an agenda for knitting along with crocheting, embroidery, sewing, cross stitch and walking one mile every day. Before I really get 'rockin and rollin' with some of these projects and ideas, I have to schedule surgery on my lower back. The third epidural has worn off and it hasn't been a month yet. I've made it up in my mind that I can't spend all my evenings laying down. So by the end of the week, I will have called my doctor. For me, it's choosing a better way of life other than constant pain.
I look forward to another year in the blogging world and all the posts and reading the posts of others!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
After all the hoopla, it will be time to get down to business. Our nation is struggling. We need our folks in Washington to sharpen their pencils and WORK. I'm really quite tired of hearing speeches. I'm looking for results. Main Street is struggling. People are hurting. I know changes won't happen overnight, but let's get the ball rolling Washington!
A thought crossed my mind one day regarding unemployment and businesses closing: If our Congressmen had to go without a paycheck or benefits or housing, I bet they would make changes a bit faster. What do you think? Sometimes, I think the lawmakers in Washington are in a bubble and are isolated regarding the state of our nation and what actually makes this country tick. Maybe they need to live for a month with people who are struggling to understand their economic plight. Don't let them access big money. Live on menial means.
I'm looking at the Northern states and how bad the unemployment is right now and the harsh winter to boot! Food banks and church pantries are probably depleted in these economically impoverished states. It is sad when my local church stated that their food pantry was low because it wasn't just individuals that needed food, but whole families. And we are in a state that right now seems to be a little stable, but maybe looks are deceiving.
Well, I'm jumping off my soapbox and will get ready for work.
Congratulations to our new President and Vice-President!
Monday, January 5, 2009
And the last picture above is sweaters #1 - #12 all folded and ready to be shipped to the Knit For Kids organization. I was bound and determined that I would meet this goal with bad back or not. This past Friday, I had epidural #3. My back has kept me from sitting for long periods of time. I have figured out how to lay half-way down in bed and yet sitting at good angle so that I could finish my childrens sweaters. I have different goals for 2009, but it does include a couple Knit For Kids sweaters.
On to other projects that include: two baby blankets and one baby sweater. Then back to my adult knitting for Bunny and Baby (their sweaters).
Happy knitting everyone!