|knitting and reading|
|fiona's sweater vest|
I cast on the "easy baby cardigan" from More Last Minute Knitted Gifts for Fiona (yes, I know I make alot of stuff for her, but they go so quickly and she isn't too picky. LOL) I think I finally found a use for this yarn I got while we lived in Maine. I just love the dark gray and white and softness of it, but I have been sort of waiting (for what I don't know) to find just the right thing for it. Plus I have some GREAT red owl buttons from Bread and Buttons that I have been wanting to use.
I have been reading some Buddhist text that I downloaded onto my Nook. I have really been needing to read this stuff for awhile now. I need to practice being in this moment instead of always either wallowing in the past or daydreaming/worrying about the future. Some days I feel as if I am wasting away my life by not being present. What is that saying? The past is over, the future is unknown, but today is a gift that is why it is called the present, I need a constant reminder of that it seems.
After my first miscarriage almost 15 years ago, I felt really lost and studied Buddhism for a few years, it has always made me feel grounded, helped me navigate hard times and focus on the present. I have been needing these lessons again alot lately.