25 November 2010

Thanks Giving

I have a lot to be thankful for:

I am thankful for my niblets, who brighten each and every day (even during the times I will not let them darken my bedroom doorstep when I hide under the covers). 

  • I am thankful for my family, who has supported me through the ups and downs of my Life, from childhood to now.
  • I am thankful for my work.  I adore being a librarian.  I may not be in a library right now, but it is still my title by degree and performance.
  • I am thankful for my home.  I have been a year in my house and while it is definitely harder than dealing with a smaller apartment, I feel blessed with two floors, a basement, a yard and with that...
  • I am thankful for my gardens.  While they were not as successful as previous years, I am excited to plan for next spring.  To see my vegetables feed my family, to see my flowers bloom and feed my soul.
  • I am thankful, oh so thankful, for my friends.  At church, at work, on Facebook and Twitter, the web I have woven with these people strengthens and supports me.
  • I am thankful for love: for the ones I love and who love me, past present and future.  For the simple love of my beloved pets, the shiny love of my children, the heartbeat-skipping ardor of being in love.
I hope today finds all in states of thankfulness, in one form or another.

In other news, I have put the finishing touches on a couple book reviews but it was suggested to me that there should be that "personal touch".  I thought about pairing my book reviews with various yarns: was the story as scratchy as unprocessed wool? As flammable as acrylic?  I certainly cannot say my knowledge of yarn would get me far in that, but then I thought about spinning a yarn.  One of the definitions of "yarn" is "to tell a story".  Isn't that what my review essentially does, tell the story from my point of view?

So, my reviews will consist of two parts:  "The Book", which will be an overview of the work, and "The Yarn", which will include my thoughts and highlights. I am sure at times I will have more than enough to say to take on the more formal meaning of a yarn, which is "a long and often involved story or account, usually telling of incredible or fantastic events" (which reading totally is a fantastic event).

I hope you enjoy!  

1 comment:

  1. I'm thankful for your friendship, Kristi. Sending love.