Its a beautiful (but cold) day here….storm has passed, and its time to dig out.
I finally got the Black Bunny sock yarn in a ball and started the Flicker socks last night. Great pattern (although my finger hurts from pushing the needle down for all the YO/SSK combos – I really need to figure out another way to knit). I just want to sit and knit these all day…beautiful pattern, beautiful yarn!
Today is the 7th anniversary of the day Cieara came to live with us….we celebrate it as “gottcha day”. We are so lucky that the planets aligned on the day that we were matched with her. She’s a wonderful kid – not perfect, but she’s beautiful, funny, smart and although I am concerned that we are going to end up with 10 dogs because of her, we are proud of her and can’t wait to see what she does in the next 7 years. Typical Cieara – we asked her what she’d like to do to celebrate – Broadway show? Weekend in NYC? Special dinner out? Cieara thought about it – and picked IHOP. Did I mention that she’s a little weird? (Did you notice her hat? Handknit by Grandma!)
Climbing on my soapbox for just a minute….I was listening to the CNN yesterday and there was a segment on how the celebrity foreign adoptions are causing concern that domestic adoptions will decrease. They went on to discuss how much better it is to adopt domestically because of medical record accessibility. I thought they would mention older child adoptions, but they were only focusing on babies. Any kind of adoption is good, but I think its important to remember that there are so many kids in foster care that are waiting for their forever families. You can find out more here. Its too bad that so much focus is on adopting babies from other places when there are so many children here that need a family. Wouldn’t it be great if a celebrity adopted a child out of foster care and brought some media attention to it? OK, climbing back off soapbox.
Have a wonderful Saturday!