It feels great to be back, and feeling almost 100% again. As always, Mommy Chicken is the last one to catch and recover from the family's colds. The down time did give me a chance to start a Prayer Shawl for someone special, and pick up one of Max's favorite reads The Hunger Games, fantastic!
I've been curious about these "Prayer Shawls" for some time now and always thought they must be worn when praying. Sure one could use them that way, much like the Tallits in the Jewish tradition. However these particular shawls are made WHILE repeating prayers, blessings, hopes, wishes, good intentions, mantras (you catch my drift?) much like Mommy Chicken Prayer Flags. I love that, don't you? It's a bit of a longish story how I came about targeting this project, but let's just say it's culminated in my offering a Knitting As A Spiritual Practice class. Check out the link for more details and to register. I'd love to have you join me!
This weekend we were also lucky to get a visit from "The Uncles" or "The Brothers," Brad's two siblings, Mark and Ted.
|Ted, Mark, and Brad (L-R)|
|At a family favorite, Brasserie Ten Ten|
|Rachel, Ted, Brad, Mark and Max (L-R)|
I guess I will sum up by returning to gratitude. How lucky we are to share the time we do. Perhaps we value it that much more? Now I will bid you all adieu until next time, and try to be good to yourselves and one another. Our choices are all we really have!