15 December 2007

Getting There

Well, it was a very sad and draining couple of days. Rivers of tears, miles of tissue and laughter too. When several hundred people put their differences aside to come together in grief and remembrance, it's a remarkable occasion. One beautiful person really can make such a difference in the world. Rest in peace Sandy.

Got my knit on last night with the Drunken Knitters. Laughing with these women is good for my soul. As Christmas gets closer, I like to take note of all the things in my life for which I'm grateful. Loud, yarny pub gatherings is definitely near the top of that list.

Do you like the festive scene created by The Daughter and myself? The gingerbread pieces are store bought. I worried that was cheating, but the lack of baking stress made the process so much more fun this year. I am concerned that this homestead is in grave danger from approaching giant Kitty. Look out!


Miss Scarlett said...

I am so glad to hear that your cousin's memorial was such a celebration of her life. It is truly a gift when one person can touch so many.

My thoughts are with you and the rest of your family as you grieve your loss.

Glad that knit nights help -- of course, how could a group called the Drunken Knitters not help?!

Love the gingerbread homestead -- with the giant cat. :-D
Storebought is not a cheat - when I bake the stuff, it always gets a little burned...yuck.

Sandi Purl said...

hope to see you out at the dick on a wednesday night!

Marin (AntiM) said...

I'm pretty sure one of the great hazards facing the pioneers as they wended their way westward was giant, stalking cats.

Happy Holidays!

koko puff said...

I covet the scarf you were knitting on Friday night! It was great to see you too!! We'll get together over the holidays...Plus I think I'll be seeing you at M's on Sat night.

Anonymous said...

I love the gingerbread house!!! My son and I usually make one almost like yours, but this year instead, we are making cutout cookies tomorrow night with friends. The cookies will be decorated with icing. You package shipping today so you should get it in 2 to 3 days. enjoy! your secret santa