In the beginning, all things are hopeful. We prepare ourselves to start anew. In order to start, we must make a decision. This decision is a commitment to daily self-cultivation.
Auspicious: Giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, "an auspicious beginning."
This year my resolutions are not really resolutions, but a desire to become fit........in body, mind and spirit. I am knocking on "50's" door and I want to enter those years as "fit and whole" as I can be, so that I can enjoy not only my life, but the lives of my children and grandchildren. Here's to a new and exciting year!! Cheers!
"A" is also for "Angels Pride Edinburgh"
Remember last week when I mentioned that crazy trip to Boston? Well, this 9 month old young man was the reason for that trip. "Eddy" is from Germany, bred by Tanja Engels of Angels Pride Cavaliers His mother is a girl from the UK that almost came to live with us here, so I am very excited to have this young man here.
However, as excited as I was to have him.......the trip into Boston was dreadful!! I grew up outside of Boston, but I never get used to driving in the city. Eddy came via Lufthansa airlines and was scheduled to be picked up around 1:30 pm. I showed up at the airport, only to find out that I needed to go to the Cargo area. The girl at the desk, not having a good command of English, sent me on my way. After 2 trips thru Sumner Tunnel (have I told you how afraid I am of tunnels?) I finally found my way to Cargo, which is almost in Revere, not Boston. At the desk, the woman.....who also had very little command of English (sensing a pattern yet?) reprimanded me for being early. It was now 2:00???? Eddy finally came in around 2:30 and then I was told that I needed to go to Customs in East Boston to have him cleared. Remember........this girl does not speak very good English and her directions were sketchy at best. This time it was 2 trips thru the Williams Tunnel.....(eekkkkkkk!!!). We finally arrived home in NH sometime around 6:30pm. Although it was a frustrating day in Boston, the frustration was well worth it. Eddy is a calm, sweet gentle boy that I am looking forward to getting in the show ring this year!
"A" is also for" Accidental Mistakes"
It seemed that everything I have picked up to knit since Christmas has been a bust. The NE socks with the pointy toes......now fixed, then the Morehouse Merino Cardigan that needs to be completely pulled out, as somehow I messed up on the very simple, easy raglan sleeve increases and River.
After fixing the toe on the socks, River was the easiest thing to fix next, so I decided that she would be the focus of my attentions this week. I think part of the problem is that I am itchin' to start something new, but I really want to finish these WIP before starting something else.........so I will plug along, although the Cardigan may wait now until Spring, while I contemplate what may be the next thing on my needles....