I love to talk, and I love to write. I started blogging in 2009, and I write mostly about the knitting and other creative endeavors. There are also occasional posts about me, and about my family. I am Pam, daughter, sister, cousin, niece, wife, mother, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, mother-in-law, grandma, friend, neighbor, church secretary, knitter, crafter, chief-cook-and-bottle-washer-at-my-house. I may be pretty tight-lipped with the names of the other players here (to protect the innocent, for sure), but I do tend to overshare the antics whenever I can! That's just plain fun!
In addition to knowing myself and my knitting, I often find myself wondering things out loud about our family. I ask my Sweetie things like, "So, do you know how your mom and dad met?" Or I might ask my own mom if she knows the story of how her parents first fell in love, or ask my kids what their favorite childhood memories are... Questions like this are not often met with a lovely story, but rather with a confused expression or an eyeroll, and I think it's kind of sad that the stories of our families will just perish someday.
I think I've told my kids many stories about their dad and I through the years, but I wonder how much they remember. I mean, they know that we have loved each other, like, forever(!!!)...but do they remember hearing the whens, wheres and whys of how we met? Our courtship? How we decided to start our family while we were just babies ourselves? That it was a real struggle those first few years? I know that I don't remember many of the things my mom and dad told me through the years...
All of that said, I do recognize that the whole world is not as
obsessed with interested in my knitting, or in my family (or either one, maybe). So, I write this blog mostly for me. If you see yourself here, I hope that what you read makes you smile. And if you're not one of the Pretty Players, I hope that you will laugh and be entertained by our antics, the knitting and/or the sentimental journeys I take you on. No matter who you are, I hope that you will take a moment to embrace yourself, and to be inspired to create memories that will leave a lasting impression on your family. Perhaps, along the way, we'll learn some things about ourselves and each other...and maybe we'll even have the opportunity to become friends. I'd like that. :)