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Happy Thanksgiving!

It seems like it’s been such a long time since I’ve had the time to sit here and post anything. Life has been really busy and I have so much to be Thankful for. Today is the first day in months that I have had a moment to relax, sort of. I mean it is Thanksgiving and I do have a meal to make, but other than that.

Since I was here last I completed my Antler Cardigan (other than the buttons) and I’ve knit two pairs of Mitts and wrote a pattern for the mitts. Unfortunately, I don’t have a spectacular picture to share of the cardigan, there are few posted on Ravelry, but I still have not gotten a decent photo of the entire sweater.

I do have a few pictures of the mitts:

I call these “Cindy’s Mitts” because I originally designed and made them for a friend at work, whose name happens to be Cindy. ha. The pattern is available on Ravelry and Etsy.

I have so much to be thankful for this year. I try to always remain thankful for the things I have but today is a day that really makes you stop and enjoy it, right?

In 2018, my daughter graduated high school and my husband finished college. My daughter is now attending college and doing well. My husband and I celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary this year in September.

In October we began the process of buying a house and in November we closed on the house, early, and moved in. And we didn’t just buy any house, we bought my first choice, in the town I grew up in and love.

I am thankful for my job, though skeptical if they will keep me on given the amount of work I have been missing for child #3’s braces. It is quite the process, I really had no idea. I thought we would walk in on the first appointment and march out with a full set of braces and just go back every 6 weeks for a year or two. But that is not it at all. In November alone, we have had four appointments (or more? I can hardly remember), and we have at least three in December. And quite often it’s not until I am exiting an appointment that I find out they want us back for another. At the end of the day, even if I lose my job, I am incredibly thankful to the orthodontist for taking such good care of my daughter.

I am thankful for the new people in my life. One in particular. Just another reason to be thankful to work! I do not have a lot of friends, and certainly not many who see the real me, or understand my type of crazy (haha), but D and I are quite the same and I adore her.

I am most thankful to my cousin, who provides the very best care to my children while I am at work. She has run a home day care for 16 years or so, fully licensed and trained. While that must be comforting to all the parents she has known over the years, what is comforting to me is that, for my kids, she is the next best thing to me.

Oh and… today is my birthday and of course I am thankful that I survived another year, even if it does mean I am a year closer to 40….

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

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