I don't *heart* those kamikazee freaks
who sneak up and steal your ebay prize at. the. last. second. Okay, I feel better having vented. I had a good bid on a little something to "go with" a secret holiday knit and darnitall if someone didn't rip me off at the last minute - nice. I am taking it far too personally, right? I realized as I was searching for that something to go with my knitted something-something, being thoughtful is time consuming:) You know it is, between knitting things and then finding complimenting prizes. (but also so worth it for special peeps)
After that disappointment I needed a shot in the arm - I admired yarn.
Some so soft Malabrigo - for a hat. And after seeing Jared of Brooklyn Tweed's recent version of the Koolhaas in the same - I think I have made a decision for this skein. Maybe it will be next, maybe after the holidays. Even though I do not wear hats - I almost want this one for me - it is a work of art, or architechture.
Along a seperate vein...Photodee has made me think lately with all of her recent thought provoking blog entries...so this is what I came up with today...
I have realized that my word for the day should be "mindful" - to be aware and attentive. This time of year is a good time to slow up and consider this word, consider what it means. To me it means be in the moment. It's pretty overwhelming - packages, wrapping, shopping, baking - wow - easy to let things get a little chaotic and think "I'll pay attention later" - since when don't have time to pay attention? So I know I need to slow down, breathe and find some sweet spots through the day to be attentive to my surroundings...sounds an awful lot like meditation doesn't it. My goal for tomorrow is to be mindful enough to take time to be mindful. I challenge you to do the same *grin*...I'm only think of your mental health. 13 more shopping days til x-mas...ugh.