Monday, September 10, 2007

My 200th Post

I know I’ve been quiet. I hope to have some pictures later on in the week because I have been working on a few things and even finished a few.

I want to thank everyone for their outpouring of good thoughts, vibes, and prayers for my DH. His operation was a success and they removed a quarter size piece of bone that was floating about two inches above his knee. Even the Doctor was quite surprised by the magnitude of it. Even though he had bigger incisions this time we believe the previous PT let him heal faster and he is already driving short distances.

I’ve been plugging away on my socks and ripped out the blanket that was hurting my hands and restarted it with single strands. I think it looks fine and less like a mat now.

The last two weekends I had all-day sock seminars and we really had a lot of fun. Except that it is hard to enjoy yourself when your town is hurting the way ours is. There was a fire that wiped out seven businesses and five families on September 4th. No one was hurt but everything was destroyed. Main Street has been closed due to the fact that the one standing building that they are taking down today, might fall at any minute.

I’ve been trying to help where I can and most of the time that is just to listen to people who need to grieve…I’ve gotten involved in fund raisers…and counted all my blessings over and over. Our little community has banded behind the businesses and families and the love and compassion, not to mention the donations has been so heartwarming.

I love my little town. I love that walking down Main Street I see a dozen people that I know. That I know the shop owners by name and if they see me they wave or stop to talk to me. My heart hurts for the people who lost everything. I ache for the shop owners who walk around just lost and the families grieve over simple things like lost baby pictures.

The whole town is grieving; each in their own way. But through it all life goes on. My son is in 1st grade and I joined the PTA. I think I agreed to a bunch of things that I don’t remember, but that is okay. My sweet sister got a new job and I’m so happy for her!

And wow, it is my 200th post. Thank you all who lurk or read this blog. This last week the importance of community really hit home for me. All of you out there in cyber space are special and important to me and I am thankful for each and every one of you. Bright blessings to you and yours.

Happy crafting,

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