Friday, November 21, 2008


Has anyone mentioned to you that there is a financial crisis on right now? Well, apparantly there is. People are tightening their belts this year and I thought it would be a great excuse to do something a little different to cut costs. So I'm having a handmade Christmas. I love receiving handmade items for gifts. My daughter Sheena used to make all her own cards - well, before she had three babies! She still will make one for me each birthday because she knows how much I value them. I actually value the home-made card more than I do a store bought gift.

I've knit so many items for the kids and grandkids - but usually sweaters and blankets. However, this year they're all getting knitted toys. Now, I've got one done so far, Miss Ballerina Bunny - for either Sydney or Alethea. So, seeing as we're really getting on in the season, I'm going to be knitting my little fingers to the bone. I've been procrastinating. Thank goodness for the last minute! Or else I'd never get anything done.

I'll keep you posted on the toy parade and post some pics!

grace... kathie

Monday, November 17, 2008

An Eventful Season

Well, it's just about three months since I've been able to motivate myself to write. It's been so difficult to find the time to stop and reflect on what's happening in my life. That's because there is so much happening in my life. So much that I'm finding I can't breath, I can't stop to think and I can't remember anything.

Why is it that when I try to make changes to improve my life, remove stress and restructure my schedule - it becomes stressful and seems to backfire on me. I actually seem busier than before the changes.

I've done a lot of soul searching this year and know that changes had to be made. Did I make the right changes? Time will tell. In the meantime, there's so much happening in my life with health issues and family health issues, I wonder if the changes came at a bad time.

Well, one can only wonder. How do you know when to make changes? How much change can you take when there are other things going on that you have no control over?

Good questions. I don't know the answer.

Hopefully, I'll figure it out eventually.