February 13, 2011

Ups and downs

 This past month has been a hard one with a lot of downs.  The downs don't always go away, but focusing on them too much is bad for one's heart, so I try to focus on the ups, of which there are many, for example
Time spent with little cousins


Journey songs 


Karaoke night & Korean food with the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill Knitters & Crocheters
 
 



A pretty hand-dyed (with beets!) skein of yarn from the yarn swap (Brava, Kim!)


A groovy present I received in our gift exchange (well done, Shameka!)




And a surprise, going away gift (a perfect fit, Emily!)


And a chocolate ice cream sundae with warm caramel sauce from Brooklyn Farmacy.  That place is awesome!  I highly recommend a visit if you find yourself in the Carroll Gardens area.

Reflecting on these lovely people and things makes me feel a bit cheerier.

Next time, I'll share some knitting news.

5 comments:

Erin Joy said... Best Blogger Tips

Cause life is full of s**t, when you look at it...soooo always look on the bright side of life...

Good for you for focusing on the good stuff - the cousins are Afreakindorable.

Oiyi said... Best Blogger Tips

Boomslang looks great on you. And those mittens are so awesome. What you always wanted!

Focusing on the good stuff in life. That's what I keep telling myself. There are many things in life we have no control over.

littlebirdbigcity said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that boomslang, major amazingness. IT was fantastic to see you, even under those circumstances. I hope you're able to keep on the bright side!
much love from Portland!

craftivore said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my, those are some very good gifts! Those and your adorable little cousins would brighten any day. I hope your frown has turned upside down. xoxo

Sayschnicklefritz said... Best Blogger Tips

The Boomslang is indeed great, and it garnered quite a few looks while I was out on my walk yesterday. I figured it was the boomslang because I was looking neither foxy nor horrid, so something other than just me was drawing attention.