Sweet Summer Time!

Sweet Summer Time!
New Found Love

Cloud Nine Rose

Cloud Nine Rose
Wish for Summer

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Faith Journey

My Dad & Mom<><><>Two of the most amazing people I know<><><>
They always have walked in Faith

I have just been hired for the job of my life time. I have worked in dentistry for the last 35 plus years. I really felt like when I started this journey of looking for work, that I had reached "burn out". Now I feel like I have revived my feelings that I can go forth in the same field. I have found a employer who has passion and compassion like no other that I have ever seen. She respects me as a professional as well as respecting her patients. I feel so encouraged.
My husband started a new job that he is happy and encouraged that he has finally found a positive environment to work in. He's not making the money he was almost 3 years ago, but the positive rebuild that has to take place will be the best in time. Thus our 
"Faith Journey".
These last 9 months have been a "Faith Journey" for me and my family. When I think about 9 months, I think about being pregnant, and how long that felt to me as the months went by, as I became more and more uncomfortable and anxious. 
This has truly been uncomfortable and as the time went by and I was really becoming anxious! This time it was not about giving birth and how I would feel and what would I feel. But it was all about 5 other people that now were counting on me to support them. 
I was becoming creative about paying the bills and making our resources go further. No one ever asked for extra's. If they wanted it they went out and mowed a lawn, or dug a ditch to finance it. They too were becoming creative with our resource's. 
We have been on a journey together as a family. I have worked temporary jobs here and there  and unemployment in-between. My husband has kept the family together as he has looked for a job for the last 2 1/2 years! Even though it has been hard for him to be 
home, he has created a bond with the boys that he would never have been able to get if he had been working.
We have prayed through some of the hardest of days, weeks, months, and years of our life. I truly believe God has been with us every step of the way. I know just a fraction of how Jesus felt on His journey of Faith. We are in the the season of Lent. I have felt as if my season of Lent has been for years. Not just a short season. 
I look forward to celebrating Easter this year more than ever! 
Thank you God for sending us your Son to show us the way to "Life Everlasting".  JOY! PEACE!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Knitting my first Shawl

Zauberball " Larch" Shawl
I've been working on knitting my first shawl. I just finished it about 1 1/2 weeks ago. I knit the "Larch" shawlette, which can be found on Raverly. My reason for taking this on was to get some practice knitting a pattern with a chart. I'm so proud of myself! I made mistakes and got off a bit as anyone can see. :) There is what my husband calls a "dragon tail twist" going on at the end of the triangle. I told him that it makes my shawl unique to me and my style! I used Zauberball sock yarn. The color is really more pinks, and purples. I haven't blocked it yet and am really thinking about not doing it. I love the rufflyness of it unblocked.
Now I feel almost ready for the "Pacific Northwest Shawl" but not quite.... I'm working on "Cedar Leaf" with some of my beautiful handspun that was given to me for Christmas by one of my son's.
Merino, Yak, Silk
I really can hardly wait to finish that and see the results of the hands-on.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Birthday to ME!

Today is the day I was born to John and Darlene Dobson. I was born on a day that it was truly Spring in Eugene, Oregon. I'm told it           snowed, sleeted, rained, and the sun shone. I was born at 5:00pm, as my Dad always said at dinner time! How rude! However I think that my birth was a thrill to my Daddy, as I was and am his only daughter. I'm his little POOPSIE.... Now not every one knows that he calls me that. So don't be passing it around :). I had a big brother to greet me when I was brought home to Baxter Street. Of course that was only after my Mom was kept a mandatory 5 days in the hospital. I'm told   that she was very happy to get out of that place. Too many women      screaming and fussing when they were in labor. Just too noisy! Haha   I'm sure my Mom is reliving my birth story as I type. She is very good at birthday parties about telling her children and grand children about their birth stories. As she always says, every one has a birthday story and every one deserves to know it. I love my Mommy!                                                                        
I think thats funny. Times have really changed now!                          
At 53 years old, I really don't feel much different other than my        joints aren't as limber as they were even a year ago. Yes I still dye    my hair, if I didn't it would most likely be a very dull gray with         streaks of brown. I really hate to think of that! I'm still raising my      twins so as long as I have children under 20 years of age, I will be      dyeing my hair!                                                                                      
I'm sure that today will be like any other day for me. I work, I have lunch, I work, I come home.... Only that I intend to take an extra     long time tonight taking a bath and soaking in the fact that I am one year older with a glass of wine. Cheers to me on this lovely day in March that I call my BIRTH - DAY!!!!!!