January 6, 2015
Barbara's Beginnings and Endings
Last year I decided to keep the labels of the yarn I knitted up into finished objects to gauge how much yarn I used. I happy to report that I used 85 skeins of yarn in 2014. I've recycled last year's labels, and the collection process has started again.
We had a loss over the holidays when our 19-year old cat Wee went to Cat Heaven on Christmas Eve. She'd been a part of our family since she was a kitten and my kids were 5 and 7. Although she had been losing ground for some time, it still came as a shock, and we were very sad to lose our old friend.
Less than a week after Wee's passing, my beloved cat Louie was diagnosed with kidney failure. Though he's still with us, he requires extra care and I'm treasuring each day we have with him.
For New Year's day we had a celebration of what has passed and what's to come with children, step-children, step-grands, and in-laws. It was an auspicious way to open the new year. Whatever comes next, we are always in loving company. Who could ask for more?