My attempt to find balance with the sweets, and the sours, of life.
Monday, February 15, 2010
And the winner is . . . me!
Well, One World, One Heart 2010 has come to an end. My magic carpet has been washed and hung to dry before I store it away for another year. Whew! What a fun-filled, but dizzingly busy few weeks it's been.
I've been all over the world . . . Moldova, Germany, Scotland, England, Israel, and Australia, just to name a few. It is humbling, exciting, and somehow reassuring to find so many talented and kind people strewn all around the world. And I do believe that was just the intent of this event as it was conceived by Lisa Swifka years ago.
I asked my personal random number generator to produce a number between 1 and 254 (omitting one duplicate and one who took herself out of the running -- she'd won my earlier giveaway). Precious random number generator, who had the day off of school today for the federal holiday, exclaimed "thirty-six!" And so it is. Astrid MacLean of Astrid's Artistic Efforts wins the scarf. Astrid, I'll get a'knitting right away. I already had the yarn, but wanted to wait to knit it until I knew for whom I was knitting. I hope you wear it in good health and deep happiness.
Thank you to all who visited and for all who hosted me and, most of all, thank you to that wonderful Whimsical Bohemian for bringing us all together.
“Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, ‘In this world, Elwood, you must be...’ - she always called me Elwood - ‘...in this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.’ Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.”~Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey
I am a stay-at-home mom who is coming to grips with the fact that my children are growing up, and that is bitter sweet. I have several pets who understand me including a couple dogs, some beautiful pigeons (yes, pigeons), some chickens who boss me around, and a mourning dove who I believe is God's little whisper to me from heaven. I was a lawyer before I got really serious and became a mom. I love to knit, write, cook, and to take good care of my family. We struggle with my daughter's Reactive Attachment Disorder, and hold hands very tightly sometimes while we withstand the high tide of her challenges. Through it all, I am blessed to have a husband who is the corner piece to my puzzle.