Sunday Lately: 104 – Updating, Remembering, Needing, Wearing, Being

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First and foremost, Merry Christmas everybody! No matter what you celebrate or what you do or don’t believe in, I hope you are enjoying the beautiful Winter weather (I’m a snow-a-holic).

Updating: My to-do list!  Yay! Christmas projects and sewing are done and I get to make my own lists again! Much lighter loads! At the very top of that list is a project I started a week and a half ago….Project 100….I am making and donating 100 hats AND 100 pairs of mittens to my local Winter Freeze Shelter. The end of Jan. is my drop dead date, though I hope to finish them much earlier than that and will be taking them there as I finish…updates here on Sunday Lately as I progress with this goal 🙂

Remembering: My Grandpa! When I was a little girl, every Christmas my grandpa would buy cordial cherries and he would give one to me. This became our ritual over the years and my Grandpa…he was my dude. I would do anything for him. To this day, ask and he shall receive. He is a wonderful man who has kept promises when nobody would have blamed him for bailing, been strong for his family, and been a hero for 6 granddaughters. My husband came home from the grocery store yesterday and was putting things away when he placed a box of cordial cherries in front of me. I had a sudden allergy attack…came out of nowhere. I spent the rest of the day reminiscing and feeling like suddenly Christmas had fully arrived.

Needing: I have everything I need. How very blessed my family and I are to have everything we need and even some things we want?!?! We are very lucky.

Wearing: The coziest clothes I can find. That’s it…nothing special…just comfy, cozy clothes. 🙂 They make me happy.

Being: THANKFUL for what I do have in my life. Cliche….sure. True, though. My life these past few years has been rough, not anything like I thought it would be, and my body has just continued to not cooperate, but sometimes when I really think about it, I am incredibly thankful for the challenges I have been given. If I hadn’t been forced out of running and training for obstacle races, I never would have delved in to sewing. I never would have met so many incredible women in a voracious online sewing community! I could choose to mope over the hard times, but it is so much more fulfilling to rave about the benefits and the good that has come from something that could potentially be seen as devastating.

 

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