Tuesday, January 12, 2010
She doesn't even really want a pair of my hand knit socks.
They feel weird, she says.
But I will continue to knit.
My grandma just knit a long scarf-like object. It wasn't for anyone.
I don't remember her making gifts.
She knit to knit.
I like that I am like my sweet grandma.
Her name was Julia.
I like to do things with my hands.
I like to: cross stitch, needlepoint, quilt, knit and play Tetris on my Gameboy.
When I am watching television, which is often, I am always doing something with my hands.
But guess what I just realized. You can't knit or play Tetris when you are watching a foreign film.
I have so many foreign films in my Netflix queue...what's a girl to do?
I have taken all of your great advice about getting your children to drink water to heart!
Katie now is told to drink water before she drinks a Capri Sun and
She is carrying a Chapstick in her pocket and taking it to school.
I bought her some bottled water that I will put in containers we have around the house for now.
It's a step in the right direction and I appreciate your wonderful ideas!
“She has a wonderful vitality and a natural optimism. That’s the best medicine anyone could have.”
The Bells of St. Marys
This morning on the way to school Katie and I talked about having a positive attitude.
A positude, I told her.
I told her being enthusiastic and positive would get her everywhere.
Being a Debbie Downer would get her no where.
And that's what we talked about on the way to school.
I think about this a lot.
In business and life and love and influence....
Be ye positive.
"The people, who were trying to make this world worse are not taking a day off, how can I ? Light up the darkness.”
I Am Legend
"I think we can't go around measuring our goodness by what we don't do, by what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I think we've got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include.”
“Life is to give, not to take.”
Les Miserables (1935)