The weater here is windy and wet. We are getting the typical California winter rainstorms...wet and rainy one moment and then sunny the next. Makes for a good pajamma day.
Hope everyone's holiday is going well.
"Don't let it get to you. Just keep on going."
Either I am a supportive, commited parent...or I am a parent who needs to be commited...to a loony bin!Never the less, they won 3-0 today (and they won their first game last night 7-0). Pretty exciting - but I find that we are in that strange place some sport-parents find themselves in...it would be exciting for them to make it to the championship tomorrow and win; but on the other hand that may mean another trip for their Silver Stick finals, which is in Port Huron, MI. I hope Santa brings plane tickets for all the traveling that we will be doing after the first of the year!
I want to thank each and everyone of you, then, for the many loving hugs you have given to others, for the countless smiles you have flashed, and for the thousands of kind words and "I love you's" you have shared. I want to thank each of you for the trees and flowers you have planted, for the trash you have picked up, and for the pets you have adopted.
I want to thank all of you for the laughter you have spread, gentleness you have shown, and forgiveness you have given to others. I want to thank you fo rthe help you have given, concern you have shown, and caring you have bestowed. I want to thank you again and again for giving so much fo your love, spreading so much of your joy, and sharing so much of your goodness with your family, friends, community, and world.
You may just be an ordinary person but you have lived an extraordinary life. You may have made your share of mistakes, but you have also made this world a better place. You may have only seen your faults, but God loves you and has seen all the goodness, love, and joy that is within you.
Remember, there is no limit to the goodness a single, ordinary life can do. There is no limit to the love and joy a single person can choose and share. There is no limit to the beauty a single soul can bring to this world. Let us all live a limitless life then and rejoice always in a limitless love!
Here is what I am working on right now. The design is called "Shoo Fly", from the collection of Connie's Quilts by Cross Stitch Destiny. I found it during one of my visits at my favorite store in Alameda, CA called Needle in a Haystack. Technically, the design is for one of these "Shoo Fly" patterns, but I have decided to repeat the design in difference color groups. The different stitches and the repeating pattern, makes for a nice project to take with me to the hockey rink.I am stitching it on a piece of 28ct evenweave fabric. And using DMC thread.
The hardest combination for me to come up with was Orange and Yellow...yet, Yellow was probably the worse. I stared stitching the lighter stitches before I really had the combo figured out. Hoping to just use what I had in my stash, I found that I was slightly void of yellows and oranges. At this point, I think I will just continue with what I have and finish the yellow. After that one is complete, I will then have to determine where to go with it next. There is room for one more row of 4 on the "bottom" and one more column of 3 on the "left side". But it is the squares between the four colors that I will need to figure something out creative to do (if anyone reading this blog has any ideas, please let me know!)
During the Thanksgiving break, my youngest son (Matthew-9 years old), is on a team who is playing in the Silver Sticks tournament. Yes, Thanksgiving vacation = tournament time for those in ice hockey. Matthew is on the Santa Clara Blackhawks Squirt A team. In the normal season games they are undefeated...and right now in the Silver Sticks tourament they are 2 wins - 0 losses - 1 tie. I was up at 5:45 this morning, getting breakfast for him prepared and his hockey gear packed up. He and Steve (dad/husband) left around 6:45am in order to be in San Jose, CA for the 4th game of the round robin. They are playing a team from Peoria, AZ. Peoria is undefeated in all their 3 games.
I am at home with my older son (Robert - soon to be 13) who is on a AA-tier hockey team - the San Jose Jr. Sharks. They are not playing in this tournament, but his team is having a lot of on-ice and off-ice practices this weekend. He wanted to sleep in this morning (becoming that typical teenager, I guess) - so I stayed home...which also provides me an opportunity to get my exercise in before the rest of the day really gets started.
Well...it is game time, so I will close this entry so that I can log onto the San Jose Jr. Sharks website and find the link to watch the electronic scoresheet of Matthew's game. Got to make sure that the Hockey mom follows the game, even when I am not at the rink!