1. Speaking of moving, I want to spend every possible minute and hour with our girl and the grandchildren before they are 3,000 miles and 3 hours time change away. Although we were busy cleaning, decluttering, and packing, we still had plenty of time for hugs and snuggles.
2. One item that wasn't packed and will stay close to a little girl for long distance snuggling is the afghan I finally finished knitting.
It's a large blankie because she's a tall girl. We had to measure it.
Details (if you care): 64" x 48". Size #9 needles. Simply Soft yarn.
3. A rain storm. Another rain storm. While this is certainly not an El Nino year of constant rains, we have finally had some rain. Southern California desperately needs rain, and we are thankful for every drop of precipitation. The sound of rain on the roof. For this Native Oregon girl, the patter of raindrops is a comforting and memory inducing noise. I fell asleep two nights to the pat, pat, pat, swoosh, of rain.
4. A highlight of my weeks occurred the last Sunday in February. I attended Healthy Taste of Ventura which is a seminar focused on---healthy eating choices. The premise of Healthy Taste is that eating a plant-based diet is the healthiest diet possible. Since I have been eating that way for more than three years, I guess I'd have to agree. It's my choice. The seminar encouraged me to keep on keeping on.
5. Lent Season is here. I can't decide if I love Advent or Lent better. People often focus their attention on giving up something for Lent. This year I've decided to do something different--I am 'adding' something. Every evening during the forty days of Lent, I plan to write into a journal three things for which I am grateful. I'm not a journal girl, but I've been wanting to start a gratitude list, so this is a fitting time to do so. Do you have a plan for celebrating Lent?
This was Willow's Two Weeks. If I don't get around to read and comment on others' Fave Fives, it's not because I don't care. It's because I will be traveling again this weekend. Thanks to Susanne for her faithful leadership in Friday's Fave Fives.