Tuesday, October 23, 2012

~ Newness ~

Morning world!

Today I'm seeking to start afresh the things that mean the most to me.  I enjoy being online and visiting my friends but have neglected them I'm afraid.  I miss writing on my blogs, teaching my children, making new online friends and enjoying the simplier things of life.  So today, I believe I need to make a commitment to myself to try and post once a week, create something with my hands once a month and to visit my friends blogs regularly.

I'm so glad I wrote this a few days ago.  I'm endeavoring to keep my commitment to myself.  I signed up for the Fall into Reading 2012, picked up my reserve books from the library, have my knitting at the ready along w/my bottle of white merlot.  I'm excited to enjoy this new season of my life no matter how unexpected it may be.

I also started a new job this week.  Today was day 2 and tho it will be a relatively easy job, the training process is always slow and tedious which makes me sleepy.  However, now I know why I kept employee training and teaching simplified.  Its always better plus you get the person doing and that way they are learning and not falling asleep like me heehee.

I'm off to iron my clothes, do my evening ritual and settle down w/my knitting, glass of wine and audio book. Aaaahhhh...what a lovely way to end the ending especially as I've been sitting here listening to classical music.  I think I'll light the candle too.

Hope you all had a fabulous day and a wonderful week!

PS...pics of the new yarn:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

~ New day + New Season = New Me ~

Life has been full of numerous changes since April. I finished the last semester not so great but I'm not complaining for I did finish. I took a trip to my hometown, Richmond, for a much needed summer vacation however, I'm still here. After spending the summer visiting and exploring, I was given the responsibility of guardianship for my grandma. In the process, it required that I spend a large amount of time taking care of paperwork and other matters. She is finally in a better situation though there is still more to be done and now I've been given the privilege of being my grandpa's guardian. I now live w/him and will be taking care of his matters to ensure he is getting the assistance he needs. If anyone had told me that I would not be sitting in NY, working on my degree and enjoying city life this fall, I would have called them a liar.

One thing this season is teaching is how to completely rely on my Lord. I've been unemployed since May and have not been successful in obtaining a position that works for my new lifestyle. I did manage to get a part time job but it was inconvenient due to the hour commute. However, I'm not moved and I'm resting in the fact that God is in control. I've been able to spend a considerable amount of time at my home church which has blessed me more than I can truly express. Seeing, being surrounded and encouraged by so many I've known most of my adult life has truly been a blessing. I miss my children especially my grandson, however, I know that this is all temporary and maybe one day I'll get to NY for school or just a vacation. For now I'm learning to enjoy where I am, be who I am for this season and allow it to develop my character.

On the knitting front ~ I've not been very active at all. I'm still working on the same pair of ankle socks that I started 7 months ago. Can't seem to get motivated on them. However, grandpa and I checked out a lys here in Richmond and I got him some Rowan Tweed for a beanie and some sock yarn for my grandson. The beanie is for grandpa and he is excited. I'll post pics later today of the yarn and link the pattern I'm planning to use. Now must return to the kitchen and make some tuna salad. 

Have an awesome day all!