Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Check this out!

I was hunting for Christmas cards tonight and stumbled upon this at the Red Cross store.
I think it is pretty cool! In fact I want it - but I am trying not to spend too much money at the moment so I am not going to get it right now... isn't it neat?!?

An odd email....

Last night I logged on to a random email account to find that I had a message waiting for me at classmates.com I was shocked to see that it was from my ex boyfriend from high school. I haven't talked to him since he dumped me on Christmas eve 1993 (I think that was the last time we spoke). Anyway this is what I received:

November 20, 2005 08:55:11 PM
A long overdue, heartfelt apology

This was a shot in the dark, but I'm glad it worked. I owe you an apology. Hopefully, you've forgotten me and this won't mean anything to you. I, however, have not forgotten, and I've realized over the years how much I owe you an apology. Over ten years ago, I behaved like a dumb, selfish kid, and tried to use a sweet, loving, beautiful young woman to satisfy my own wants. Thank God you didn't let it go too far! You certainly did not deserve what I did, and I am truly sorry. I hope all is well with you, and I wish you success in everything that's important to you.

I was ASTOUNDED to get this. I never thought I would hear from this man again let alone have him apologize for his behavior.

It gave me faith in dating again.... Somehow it is good to know that as we get older we really can realize our mistakes.

I wrote back to him. I am so curious what prompted him to send this.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

I love nights like this...

Cold and crisp but not wet. It's foggy tonight but a comfy cozy kind of foggy - makes you want to just light a fire or snuggle up under your down comforter. I had a pretty good day today - got my house cleaned (I love having someone help do this - almost like having rent-a-partner someone who can clean while I do laundry!) I also hosted my cooking club - New Orleans inspired food, and went to see Harry Potter.

Lately I have been addicted to NPR segments on hurricane Katrina - I found out that you can subscribe to a feed on bloglines that lets you know when new Katrina stories are available for listening. I don't quite know what to say about why I want to hear all of these stories but somehow it feels important to keep all of this in my mind.

I really want to go back to New Orleans and I have been looking into ways to do this in the last week or so. I haven't let my family or my job know that I want to go back but I figure if it seems like it will work out I will talk to them about it then.

I am trying to get together some knitters to help me with a little Louisiana inspired knitting project so if you have any desire to knit a hat, gloves or scarf for someone special who has been effected by Katrina drop me a line and I will tell you more!

Friday, November 18, 2005

Join this KAL!

Check out this great Knit Along that Margene and Carole are hosting! These great ladies are doing it again by being the hostess to a great cause! I just cast on tonight for a rolled brimmed hat using Patons Melody that I am hoping to send to Anne at the Village Knitter to help warm someone in Indiana who has been effected by a tornado. So now you - go join up too!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Knitting update! At last!

Ever since I returned from Louisiana I have been struggling with blogging... I guess with knitting too... other things just seem to be getting in the way...

However I did complete the corner to corner baby blanket for my cousin's new arrival - Tyler! He was born on Halloween! :) I mailed it off and they should have received it so no problems showing you the finished object.

I used Paton's pixie yarn and didn't love how it knit up but it was nice and soft - which I know my cousin will like!

The photos aren't great but here are a couple!