I have gotten a tremendous amount of afghans done! Every time I look at the pile it pleases me.
The first thing is that I have been able to keep up with the crocheting. With several chronic illnesses it is hard to keep up with things. I have managed despite the pain in my hands by thinking of all the children that are going to benefit from this. The second thing is that while my Go Fund Me campaign is still going, I have had some private donations come in and I was able to order a few animals to get that started. While I have a long way to go, I am feeling confident that I will be able to get everything completed by the date I have set. I want to have everything done by November 1st.
I have some other news that is very exciting to me,
the head supervisor service coordinator is going to spotlight me and my work in their fall newsletter and it goes all over the country, not just here in North Carolina! Anyway, enough about me.
How have the rest of you been doing? What have you been up to? I truly would like to know. Do any of you have gardens? I miss gardening since I have moved to an urban setting.
It’s a beautiful day today. I hope it is just as beautiful where you are. Thanks for visiting my blog!
Hello everyone! It has been a long while since I have been here and I apologize. I haven’t been feeling well and my medications haven’t been agreeing with me, but I digress. There are more important things to talk about.
Recently I was honored at a breakfast along with eight other remarkable people as a Senior Champion for doing charitable work. I was sincerely humbled.
Even now as I sit typing this blog, I smile and realize how lucky I am to be doing what I am doing.
I am working on what I call Comfort Bags. The bag will contain 1 handmade (crocheted) blanket. The blankets will be all different sizes and the bag will also have 1 stuffed animal. I have the yarn for the blankets and I also have the bags. What I need help with is the stuffed animals. That is why I have started a go fund me page. Help me get some stuffed animals . The bags will be given to our local police department to give to children that have been traumatized in one way or another. This will let them know that someone cares and loves them.
To me, this is not work, it is a labor of love. I have been doing this for years and I will be doing this for a long time to come.
Fried Green Tomatoes
What is it about the taste
Of fried green tomatoes that
takes me back to my
Grandmas kitchen table?
Waiting there patiently for
Grandma to get done because
She won’t stop until the plate
Is piled high.
Finally she turns and puts
The plate on the table,
And we dig in.
That first taste that burns our
Tongues because we can’t wait
Is eye rolling good.
The only sound you hear
Is fork scraping the plate
And lips smacking with the
Sound of appreciation.
The pile has gone down
To only one or two left
On the plate,
And all is good because
And that is all we need
We will remember the
Taste of Fried Green Tomatoes.
When I was small
I had a closet
And in this closet was
My space, mine alone.
It kept me safe and
In it I made my nest
Of blankets and pillows
Ever so soft and with
Book and flashlight
I would stay for hours
Hidden behind clothes and coats
This closet went back beyond
Where things could be stored
And became my refuge
It was warm and I could dream
Of unicorns and fairies
Yes, this closet was mine and
It kept me safe
What Makes You Think I Care ?
A phrase often heard when I was young
It seemed to easily roll off the tongue
It was meant to hurt whoever heard
The direction of the words observed
By the speaker who had the upper hand
The say so, the rules and strength to grandstand
Words can often hurt more than any other
Things that can be done by another
The words were often meant to scare
What makes you think I care?