"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

So Thankful!

This year has been insane. If you had told me in January that by October I would be divorced and living back in New York I would have had someone take you away in a straight jacket. Life is so unpredictable!

But I also have a LOT to be thankful for this year, and with Thanksgiving coming up I’ve been thinking more and more about it.

And I’m thankful….

That I am healthy (aside from the teeny cold I have at the moment).

For Mom, Dad and Amy.

For Michele. I still haven’t been able to thank her enough. I never will.

For Terry, who welcomed me into her home when I first arrived back in New York.

For Wayne, Shawna, Alysia, Damian, Terry, Jessica, Cullen, Andy, Bob and Joanne. These are my friends. My wonderful amazing friends who have helped me with everything from moving to finding a job.  

That I have wonderful friends and family who have all supported me, helped me, given me shoulders to cry on and dried my tears.

That I am back home in New York.

That I have a job.

That I have a place to call home.

That I am starting to get my quilting mojo back! It’s been a LONG time since I even wanted to sew but I’ve been gathering for a project that I hope to start this weekend.

For my blog friends who have kept in touch and encouraged me even though I haven’t blogged about anything remotely crafty in months. I ♥ you all and your blogs have helped inspire me again! So, thank you.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Starting Again

Well, I made a big important step today in my quest to get started sewing again: I went to a quilt shop and bought fabric!!

I bought fabric from the “Bliss” line and the “Origins” line (both from Moda) to made a quilt and pillow shams for my new bedroom. I plan to start working on it tonight. I’m so excited!

In other news, I am settling in well! I love my new apartment. It’s so nice to live on my own. Except for cooking. Cooking for one person seems like a total waste of time to me. So today I have been cooking lots of food and freezing it in small portions. I hope that will help. I have either been eating out (rarely) or not eating at all (often). Neither of these are very healthy options.

I also joined the YMCA today! I am so excited to get back in the gym. I have continued to lose weight, but it has been a lot slower than it was when I was working out regularly. I am going to start tomorrow.

And last but not least, I have a job! It’s a temp job, just through Christmas, but it’s so nice to be earning something again. After Christmas I am planning to go back to school. I’m excited about that as well Smile

I hope to have pictures of my new project to show you soon!!