We are under some crazy stress around here and I am well aware of the toll it can take. I make a conscious effort to find some time to wind down but relaxing seems to elude me.
Yesterday I worked and had to stop for groceries on the way home. My feet were hurting like crazy and this was not my idea of how to spend an hour or so after work but we needed food! People needed to be fed and the cupboard was looking very bare.
After loading the groceries into the car I headed out for the drive home. Now I was really depressed because daylight was fast disappearing. I didn't get to enjoy the day and already night was marching in.
And then it happened..... a gift. What gift could I possibly find on the drive home? A beautiful sunset, one of those that can only happen at this time of year. Winter light creates the most beautiful shades of pink, purple and blue. All my cranky thoughts immediately left my head and I just focused on the colors and the bright pink reflecting off the underside of the clouds. It was a Maxfield Parrish sky. No pictures.... I was driving!!
During these stressful days I find myself talking to my grandmother, long gone from this earth. I thanked her and the Big Guy for sending me that sunset. It just said to me, breathe, take time.
I'm so glad that some of you are crocheting along, using the Emergency Room Scarf pattern. Vee, it appears that you've figured out Row 3, if not, let me know. My friend Sandy says that the pattern works with a beginning chain of 18. See, this is why I'm not a pattern writer!
Have a wonderful day everyone.