Number ten - just realized that this past September, I missed Life's a Stitch's ten year anniversary. Once upon a time, in the beginning of knitting blogdom, we posted "100 Things About Me." I came up with 59 and over the decade even some of them have changed:
I am now:
- a mother of three, two girls ages 21 31 and 19 29, and a boy age 14 24, mother-in-law to one with another one on the way, grandmother to a 2 year old boy.
- owned by a Scottish Terrier We're now owned by her memory.
- the Executive Director of a non-profit society Still there, fifteen years and counting
- in a committed relationship for over 24 34 years
- a 16 year old Grand Am - the Grand Am, sold to a friend is still running at 26 years old.
- hosted over 50 65 foreign language students
- written over 250 600 newspaper columns on parenting and the early years
I no longer
- drink Diet Coke at breakfast gave up that nasty habit as long as there's good decaf available.
- have convinced my family to go without TV since 1998; my husband has had to cope without his video valium. Chuck has his video valium back, I still don't watch TV.
- eat breakfast most mornings at Mac Donald's - they have my "bacon and egg bagel, no butter, no sauce, half cheese" waiting for me Decaf, FiberOne cereal, yogurt and a whole wheat, oatmeal and chocolate chip muffin are on my menu ten years later
I'm still knitting, slowly, while awaiting CMC (thumb base) joint replacement. I asked the doctor - did knitting cause this? His answer: you were bound to develop this problem, knitting brought it on faster. Can't figure out how my left hand is worse than my right as I'm right handed.
Being right handed, I can still paint. Just like in knitting though, there are projects stalled and stuck away, awaiting possible resurrection. This one got lucky. You can actually frog part of a painting and start over again, so I did. Wish I had taken a before shot: