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Sunday, September 15, 2013

I've only logged in and got a 25 pts spin and then did the bonus wheel and got a 25 spin...., so even though it is only virtual... still perks up your day...

I'm going to include a little clip from the book I just finished's so inspirational and after just posting all my knitted baby hats, just seems appropriate and timely...(I am keeping a small file on the books I read and what they were about, just as a keepsake, so here goes)

Jacobs, Kate -Friday Night Knitting Club –Georgia, single mom, starts her own knitting store and a club evolves on Friday nites, with her 12 y.o. dd, Dakota, taking on baking to provide treats… both mom and dd are entrepreneurial…(very similar to The Dream Girls- a sisterhood amidst them develops). She has a widow in her 70’s Anita, a young woman whose dh is doing residency in another city, a former workmate of Georgia’s gets pregnant at 42, and an old girlhood friend, Cat. Dakota’s black father comes back into the picture and into their lives and brings them to meet his family. They go over to Scotland to see their old gran. Then Georgia is diagnosed with ovarian cancer and dies suddenly, the same nite her friend has her baby, Ginger. Anita moves in with Georgia’s landlord and Cat moves in to housesit at Anita’s. There are little clips explaining how knitting is not a lost art but has “validity for the modern woman”….”There is tremendous power when women hold on to – or reclaim, ….the traditional skills of women who went before us. In the developed world, knitting is at once a reminder and a connection to the struggles of our collective past, when warm clothing was a necessity that could be made only by hand, and a joyous celebration of the ingenuity and creativity of our mothers and grandmothers.” P. 335..

And also today, went to church and then went to walk at my park, but positioned it at the same time as they were doing the Terry Fox Run... It's been 33 years since the young man vowed to walk across Canada on his prosthetic leg (lost to cancer), having had a recurrent of the cancer which later took his life, but he started in Newfoundland and got as far as Thunder Bay, Ontario before he had to quit..... It was disappointing as there was little advertising and maximum 20 people there.... I, as they say, have now been there, done that and bought the shirt....Of course, I have also walked the walk several times with the kids while I was teaching...much more fun than this. I did do 10k, had to take Buddy home, too many enticing smells and other dogs for him to behave....

And after making supper, a couple of phone calls, I got around to my pickling... made Mom's recipe 4 bottles of Harvard Beets, 3 bottles of Mustard Beans, and didn't get to the mustard pickles, but now I know the recipe works... Pickling is fun, and addictive...
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    I always remember Terry Fox, I remember taking the kids to watch him run by and how surprised he was that we were there to support him. I rmember partaking in the Terry Fox runs over the years and being thankful to the numbers who come out to keep his dream alive. I did not go this year, it is too close to the Army Run which is next Sunday but I will never stop supporting the dream of that brave young man.
    1644 days ago
    Sounds like a nice, calm day. Wish my Sunday was the same. Tried to put a "fire" out a church and the person who started said fire didn't get it. DH called me insisting that when I come down to visit, that I have to stay a few more days and do things with him and other people - that one still has me stewing. I can't say I accomplished near as much as you did. Can you send some energy my way?
    1644 days ago
  • TERRI289
    A very full day....your book sounded so sad. I will try to find it when next at the library.

    I remember Terry Fox....really admired him. Sorry people are complacent.

    Had a good day even though I used my crutches....this is going to be best week!!a long road to recovery...but I am ready.

    Hope you have the best week! emoticon
    1644 days ago
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    thanks for sharing
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