Yesterday at the morning meeting, a young woman celebrated 1 year of sobriety. I was so glad I was there. She told a bit of her story, she had tears streaming down her face, I had tears brimming in my eyes, another woman had tears running, and the men were trying not to cry. It was one of those wonderful AA stories. Heartbreak and redemption. Decimation and reconciliation. A living death and then life. And the gratitude that naturally flows from that.
On the way to the restaurant last night, I stopped at the yarn shop to get a new quick project to work on. I have been knitting the same baby blanket since last March and I am SICK of it. It is going to take at least another couple of months to finish.... on size 1 needles, and very intricate work. I usually pick quick projects because the variety. I LOVE to knit socks because they are quick, they make a great gift, and I love the tactile aspect of the bamboo needles, the wool yarn, and the way these interact.
I walked into the yarn shop with 5 minutes scheduled to do this! I told the owner of the shop that I NEEDED some socks to knit for therapy. Unfortunately, I am afraid this is probably not a strange request for that store. She knew exactly where to take me to get some beautiful marino wool yarn, and I always buy new needles even though I am sure I don't need them. I have a portfolio of knitting books, and several books of sock recipes.... what fun to come home and pick a sock pattern and get started.
I am really looking forward to today. I have been working very hard to get several projects going. They are now going... there is lots more work to do, but they have a good foundation now. I feel like I can work at a less frenetic pace for a day or two... and that is good.
Have a wonderful Friday everyone.