Time to let November slip away. It was a fun month with daily postings and lots of new blog friends.
I picked this book up at the library the other day. I keep thinking of Anne Lamont’s book, Some Assembly Required, where she talks about the importance of keeping her ideas and opionions to herself. Very good advice. But I also know that parenting and infant care have changed in the last 31 years so why not occupy myself with this little book.
I finally succeeded in getting my Project Peace cowl cast on (thanks for the cast on idea Kat). There are a lot of stitches but this yarn is so soft and the pattern repeat will definitely make for some peaceful knitting, perhaps in a waiting room?
Happy Wednesday! Visit Frontier Dreams and Ginny to see some lovely crafting going on this week.
The Knit for Peace pattern was released yesterday. It has been fun watching the numbers go up and up on the Ravelry group. Seems a lot of us are seeking a bit of peace these days. I find hope in that.
My sister sent me a link to an article about the health benefits of knitting. She used to knit and I keep encouraging her to pick it up again. After all, Purl Soho could be her LYS now that she has moved to the big city.
Knitting – it is a very good thing!
Have I mentioned that I love my job? The hard parts (budgets, discipline, paperwork) are easily set aside when a small person brings me a hand written note. There are times when I miss the day to day teaching, having a special connection with one group of children. But I spend a lot of time in the classrooms and do a monthly storytime with each class so in the end, I do get that connection. And, I get to work with parents too. This time of year I am hosting parent meetings to talk about development, what to expect in the next few months, and making decisions for the next school year. I have a deep desire to help parents listen to their hearts and their guts about their own child. It seems a bit counter cultural these days.
It looks like a wet and meeting filled week but I know there will be #tinytinymoments to bring a smile to my face. Happy Monday!
This weekend I picked up “The Liturgical Year: The Spiraling Adventure of the Spiritual Life ” by Joan Chittister and found this lovely quote.”Advent makes us look for God in all those places we have, until now, ignored.”
Today is the first Sunday in Advent. I bought this beautiful Advent devotion last year (this is the 2015 devotion – there is a new one for 2016). I didn’t get very far in the reading. Yesterday I opened to the first week and saw this lovely image. Yes please, I would very much like to retreat a little this Advent season and make room for more peace in my heart and my life.
Tomorrow is the release of Project Peace. Will you be joining?