Tuesday, January 25, 2005

I tried posting earlier, but there seemed to be "internal" issues. I finally have a few minutes now, so here I am.

Yesterday and today were beautiful!! The sun was shining, the temperature was around 45 degrees, and the snow and ice were melting!! I was able to get outside for almost an hour yesterday and it made a HUGE difference in my mood! Liberty played outside most of the day and was exhausted by evening, although, with the full moon, she was ancy by 10:00 pm. Hubby and I didn't sleep very well, the house was very bright with the moon shining off the snow. It was also in the northeast, which is the side our bedroom is on. If it's bright tonight, I'll wear my migraine eye mask!

I was able to finish up my Opal Handpainted socks today. I'm very pleased with them. I designed them myself. It's basically a two by two rib with a cross-over every 4th row-makes a little mock cable. It's just enough design to make it interesting, but it doesn't take away from the colors in the yarn. Now I can start my mom's socks. I think I'm going to use a design from "Knitting on the Road". There is a very pretty pattern in there that I think she will like. I'm also going to start another pair for myself. My son keeps telling me he wants a pair, but he's been growing so rapidly, I'm not sure I want to put in the time until his feet are more firmly established!!

I have so many things to be grateful for!! I'm going to work on keeping track of at least 10 things each day (maybe make a good habit!!).

1. Jesus Christ, who, while I was still a sinner, died for me.
2. My husband, who loves me despite my expensive habit and my quirky personality.
3. My children, who, even though they've learned just how weird I can be, they love me still.
4. My mom-she's healthy, happy, and wonderful.
5. The snow is melting.
6. Pets, they give me peace (most of the time).
7. My knitting!
8. A roof over my head and a good size stash!
9. Hope
10. Living in a country where I can still worship freely.
11. For those that will put themselves out there for my safety and freedom-soldiers, police, firemen.


Snooze said...

Dear Dawn,

I just stumbled over the Christian Knitter's ring...long story how I even got to post a comment here. Blogger made demands of me that I really didn't want to fulfill and so here I am.

Anyway, I started reading through the blogs that are listed in the Ring...many made me so sad. I was expecting to see outspoken Christianity along with the yarn. I suppose I wasn't surprised, since Scripture foretells of this time, but I only found a few places where I felt as if I had found sisters in the Lord.

And then I came to your blog. Thank you for your bold stand for the Truth. I was blessed more than I can say to see the Word of God displayed regularly in your postings. Thank you...

My name is Snooze...I am a born-again follower of our Lord, Jesus Christ...and I am blessed to make your acquaintance.

Dawn said...

Snooze, thank you for your comments! You don't know how much I appreciate them! God's Word is the most important thing in my life and I love to share it. Hebrews 4:12 (Amplified Bible) says For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.

God's Word brings life and judgement to those that would ignore it or speak against it. I feel so strong about declaring it.

I checked your profile and saw that you hs, we have been hs'ing for 9 years! Glad to have you visit!!