Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Favorite Pics

Sophie playing on the baby blanket

View from Mt. Washington in October Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Notice the pink water in the fountain.


I am currently reading Anna Karenina by Tolstoy and loving it. I need to put it down for a few days to read Oliver Twist by Dickens, the B&N Classics Book Group for Febuary. What a difference in writing styles. It is interesting to know that Tolstoy highly respected and admired Dickens and writings. He even mentions Dickens in Anna Karenina.

I started knitting a pair of socks for a special friend who lives in Chicago. I'm going to knit a braided cable pattern. I don't know when I will get around to knitting a vest or a sweater, I have two pairs of socks I want to knit for friend and relative first. It is not procrastination. It's called giving to those who have given to me.

Today was our first unofficial day of Winter complete with temperatures below freezing and snow flurries all day. Very little accumulation though.

Life is good at Glade Run. I was totally miserable my first 4 months I spent in the cottages due to stress and anxiety. I bottomed out personally in December and gave two weeks notice. A week later as my level of stress decreased and my true hearts desire increased back up to the surface of my being, I contacted HR and let them I very much wanted to stay at Glade Run. They welcomed me back and have treated me very well. I am glad I made the decision to stay. I need to work on keeping my stress level reduced. Since my shift on Christmas Eve...that was the pivotal night for me, when I saw clearly that helping these hurting kids is what I want to do with my life.....I have not been miserable anymore. I've been enjoying my work. Yes, I still get stressed out, but it is not a day of stress added on top of another day of stress added on top of another day of stress.... I get stressed out. I talk and cry with a friend. I soak in the tub. I relax and read. I spend the day with a friend visiting a museum and going out to eat. I'm getting breaks from my stress and relief from my stress.

Monday, January 15, 2007

I'm Back

The baby blanket is finished and gifted to my manager at Barnes & Noble and brand new mom.

The Branching Out Scarf has been blocked and gifted to my mom for Christmas.

Beloved Rosie Died of Cancer last month. We all miss her very much.