Wednesdays are for waxing poetic. . .apparently. . .and since we have started the "Something" theme, I will just continue with Something Borrowed. . .
And the thing I think I borrow the most is time.
Time is finite, even when it seems to go on forever, there is always an end. An end to the drive, and end to the day, an end to the vacation, an end to childhood, even an end to this life. Time is finite, but what we do with it can last through generations.
Time spent with children, quality time full of love and learning and life, creates kids who grow up knowing how to share their lives with others. Time spent with spouses, laughing and loving and living well, creates strong marriages. Time spent with extended families, aunts and uncles and cousins and grandparents, creates an enriched experience and teaches future generations their heritage. Time spent with friends, who are the same and different, creates and defines a "me" I can love through my relationships with them.
Time spent together with people is finite, and we should always make the most of it, because we don't know how much time we have left. Make the most of your time by spending it wisely, and sometimes it seems like you get a little time back at the end of the day even! Yay!
I am thankful for the time I have, and for whatever time I have left. Each morning, I thank God for a brand new day and for another chance to spend time with the people around me. Being thankful keeps me from being overwhelmed by the trials and tribulations and the what-I-have-to-do-today, and it also helps me to remember that this life is not all about me, even when I think it should be! Thankful for time to spend is a good place to be.
And when I am in a good place, and I have enjoyed using my borrowed time on family and friends, do you know what else I like to do? That's right!. . .and I have been knitting quite a bit in my down time lately. I have knit on the Monk Sock #2. . .yay! I started sock #2! And I have turned the heel on sock #2! And I should finish sock #2 before the end of May! Yay!
And, because I have a lot of yarn to be thankful for, I am thankful for a recent bout of cast-on-itis that has resulted in the first half of a Shapely Tank Top! I am using the Araucania Ulmo Multy yarn that I got on my April field trip with the girls. As I start each new ball, I see that the color varies quite a bit (it is hand-dyed yarn, after all), and I probably should have alternated balls during the knitting, but I did not. So far, I love how it's coming out, even despite the color variation! I may add sleeves. . .I am pretty sure I will have enough for short, cap sleeves, but I have not made my final decision.
So, now that I have told you about the socks and the sweater, I am off to spend some more of my borrowed time in this life. . .in the meantime, I hope that you will Knit in Good Health!