…Joining Ginny’s YarnAlong, sharing what I’m knitting and reading…
Surprise! I’m doing my YarnAlong a day early, since tomorrow morning I’ll be on my way to Wyoming. I’m planning on bringing my laptop with me on my trip, I think it will be fun to blog on the road (for the few nights I’ll have access to the internet, that is.) If for some reason, it doesn’t happen (no internet or some such thing) I will be moving Gratitude Sunday to Monday, since we’ll be returning late on Sunday. I hope you’ll still join me for Gratitude Sunday a day later than usual.
I had some of this lovely green yarn leftover from Bracken’s hat and decided to make some mitts for myself.
I loved the little mitts I made for Bracken and have been wanting to make myself a pair. Hopefully I’ll have enough yarn, I think I will. It will be wonderful to have some cozy mitts this fall and winter, in my favorite color no less.
The library got another book I requested. (Thank you library for all the books you’ve gotten over the years from my requests, I really appreciate it!) I had read a book by Ben Hewitt before (The Town That Food Saved) and had visited his blog on occasion. Now I’m enjoying his book Saved: How I Quit Worrying About Money And Became The Richest Guy In The World. Money is certainly an interested topic. I can relate to what Ben writes about. Jeff and I have chosen to be self-employed, which means that we need to work very hard to get our bills paid each month. Sometimes Jeff jokes that it would be much easier to get a job elsewhere with a regular, reliable paycheck and to come home and actually be “off work.” But we value being together as a family so much and we love what we do, even if it is not always the “easy” option.
I saw the Poverty Levels for 2012 and our family’s yearly income was below the poverty level for a household of three. That’s in the United States. Compared to other parts of the world, we would likely be considered monetarily wealthy. It’s all about perspective. I’m looking forward to reading more of this book.
How about you? Knitting? Reading?