It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone and the Christmas Season is fast approaching. Every year we string this Star up on our barn.....it has become a family tradition for us. The one year we didn't put it up, our neighbors all wondered what happened to it, so every year now, we grace the street with our star. For some reason the Christmas Spirit has
LEPT gotten into my DH. He was outside tonight furiously stringing up his strands of lights.....hehe......kind of reminiscent of Chevy Chase.
Most of my current knitting is destined to be Christmas presents and as my older children are now reading my blog, it makes it a wee bit hard for show and tell, so I thought that I would share some of the Thanksgiving pictures that my camera buff brother snapped. We had a lovely time together. I am very blessed to have a kind and supportive family.......who all get along :-).
It's pretty scarey when you can't fit a family into one picture..LOL. I am going to have to rent a hall once all of the kids grown and have families........ouch!
A good time was had by all, both 4 legged and 2 legged. As I said, I am very blessed. I hope that you all had as nice of a Thanksgiving as we did here.
Every morning, I share my cup of coffee with all of the blogs that I enjoy reading. This morning however, I read a blog that kind of ruffled my feathers. Now.....it was not Kerstin that ruffled my feathers.......it was her post about how most insurance companies will not cover birth control pills, but the majority of them will cover Viagra. How twisted is that???? As the mother of a daughter in college who dealt with this over the Thanksgiving weekend, it is just infuriating to have to jump thru hoops to help our girls protect themselves from getting pregnant, but then we enable men on the other hand and pay for it!
It hardly seems fair that insurance companies will pay for Viagra, but yet deny birth control claims. How can it possibly make sense to deny birth control claims, but yet pay for pregnancies........isn't paying for preventative measures, cheaper in the long run for insurance companies and taxpayers than paying for birthing and raising unwanted children?? Call me dense, but I don't get it?? Hopefully if enough women demand that their voices be heard, that change will come about........one can hope.
On a more positive note.........one of the things that I am most thankful for this year, is the new friends that I have met thru fiber and blogging. The blogging community is such a close knit (pun intended) community.
One of my new blogging friends, Jean, sent me these little cuties. The beads are from Venice......a couple are missing from the picture......they are already on a few needles. I just LOVE them! Thank you Jean!!