Oh, how I love the holidays! I love the happy twinkling lights, the chill in the air (although it was 80 degrees here in Raleigh today), the yummy baking smells, and especially, buying presents!! I remember as a little kid, I used to love to sleep under the tree, bathed in the warm glow of twinkly lights and the aroma of balsam and fir...ah, the holidays!
It's also a time to be thankful for the blessings in my life. Even though this year has undoubtedly been the most difficult of my adult life, I'm lucky to have a second chance to find love and not to have to spend the rest of my life with someone who doesn't treat me like I deserve. It's not that I hate my ex, or wish him bad things (not too many anyway)...it's just that I've finally given up on the fantasy of what could have been. I spent so long thinking that even though he left, that he was still the one and that I'd never find anyone else. Several long, hard, soul searching months later, I've finally realized that there are other opportunities out there, other guys, other houses, and other lives.
Seeing as how this is a knitting blog, I'll have to admit...I haven't had much time to knit lately. What with my exam review, my pup, and work, things have been a bit hectic. I'm still working on my hat for Knit Unto Others and have several other things in the queue. After I finish my present wrapping, I should have plenty of time to catch up on the knitting this weekend! Yay!
I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season, don't forget to check out the lights!