How did I get here?

I’ve been pondering what has been going on in my tiny little world lately. There have been an inordinate amount of pregnancies. Co-workers a-plenty are having children. Friends have been having children. HA!!  I have no plans to have children. Yet here I am making baby blankets for the foreseeable future. The woman who chose to have her tubes tied at the age of 39. Who rarely ever regrets that decision. Life sure is funny, isn’t it?

Those of you who know me personally, and well, know that I am hardly maternal. Never have been. I love small fuzzy things. Babies are not among my definition of “small fuzzy things”.  Hamsters? Yes. Cats, OH yes! Babies… no. They’re lovely for others, but not me. The fact that I am toiling away at several baby blankets…well that’s silly. I do love knitting though. And this enables my love of learning new patterns and shopping for appropriate yarns. I have a love/hate relationship with shopping. I love a great bargain. I hate bad service. I love the hunt, yet am easily frustrated by it at times. I guess you must have a balance.

I’m 2/3 of the way done, possibly more, with the first one. I would love to show y’all, but it’s a surprise for someone, and if she clicked on this blog, the surprise would be spoiled! It’s lovely, and I am pleased with it.

In other news…my heart broke a little when HLC announced that they were discontinuing a beloved color in the Fiesta line of dishes. Farewell Paprika. I barely got to know you before you were gone! You look beautiful with Turquoise, Sage and Slate. I am just short of despondent.



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