Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Giving Thanks

I hope you have a safe and happy holiday weekend.

We here at Keowdie Knits have a lot to be thankful for, and we try to always remember that... every day of the year. God has blessed me in so many amazing ways that I never imagined He would. Seriously, folks. I never even thought to pray for the awesomeness that is my life because I'm not sure I ever believed it was even available. I attribute every wonderful person and thing in my life to God and his unfailing, unflinching love. So today, as I do every day, I say thank you.

I am thankful for my many friends, those that I know in person, and those that I know only through blogland. I'm thankful for the advice, the laughs and the sometimes brutal honesty that we share.

I am also tremendously thankful for all the men and women in uniform who are serving in our armed forces, here and abroad. Without your bravery, honor and commitment our country we be far less awesome. Thank you for going to work every day, for protecting us from harm, and for securing freedom, liberty and this wonderful American way of life for my sons. May God bless you with safety, health and success.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

What Weekend?

Phew! I can't believe it's already Sunday night. What happened to the weekend? I'll tell ya what didn't happend this weekend: knitting.

I had lots of time to knit on Saturday... I just didn't feel like it. I've stalled on my current WIP. I thought it would be a relatively quick knit, but it's taking a long time. And, I'm not sure I like it as much as I initially did.

On Saturday, we took a road trip to the other side of nowhere. Matt, my Dad & I went out to the "Deer Woods" to clean up the campsite before deer season. We go down the weekend before to clear the brush, rake away the leaves, gather fire wood, etc. Then we eat lunch and shoot some guns for a while. After having been put away for a year, it's important to be sure that the hunting rifles are sighted in correctly. Also, it's fun to shoot at paper targets and empty cans.

Unfortunately, this was the closest I will get to deer hunting this year. I'm sitting this year out because I'm not sure that Riley (who is barely 7 months old) is ready for a sleepover yet. He would have to spend two nights with grandparents, and we don't have good cell service in the Deer Woods. Also, I'm still nursing him, and a weekend of deer hunting would mean pumping breastmilk while sitting in the tree in 30 degree temperatures.

Today I spent the day baby-proofing the house. Riley started crawling last Thursday. It didn't take him long to get the hang of it, and now that he's mastered it, he's all over the place! I can't believe he's mobile already. Ty didn't crawl, and didn't start walking until he was almost 16 months old so this mobile-baby stuff is new for us.

And that's it. That brings us to Sunday night and me, sitting on my living room floor wondering what happened to the weekend. Sigh.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Movin' On...

Let's all have a collective sigh.

The election is over. If you voted for Obama, congratulations. I know all of his supporters are walking on sunshine today. And you should. Enjoy the victory.

If you voted for McCain, it's time to grit your teeth and get behind our new President. The McCain supporters will no doubt be disappointed, and some will be worried, and that's okay.

The People have spoken, and for better or worse, that's what makes this the Greatest Country on Earth. Now it is the patriotic duty of all Americans to rally behind President-Elect Obama.

And let's look at the bright side: Now we can all go back to knitting while watching TV or listening to the radio, free of crazy political ads. That is a victory for every television viewer and radio listener in the country.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

You haven't voted yet?

What are you waiting for?

Get your butt out there and make your voice heard! Your vote counts!