Thanksgiving and giving thanks.

This past week was busy with the multi-day Thanksgiving festivities here.  Although we had a small gathering this year the amount of work is just the same.  I’m not crazy about cooking, but I do love leftovers!

Even in these tumultuous times, it’s not difficult for me to find things for which I am thankful.  I am thankful for the beautiful countryside in which I live and the panoramic views of hills and valleys.  I’m thankful for the ability to spend time designing and hooking rugs and having the freedom to spend my days doing whatever pleases me.  I have enough in my life and “enough” is all that I need.

In a couple of days, I'll be taking a trip to Connecticut to help a friend organize her new apartment.  Yes, I’m the friend who is quite OCD and organized and who enjoys using those qualities to help out.  I like things in their place and that place to be where it is most convenient.  We will start in the kitchen and arrange things to make an efficient workspace.

I’m still between hooking projects.  I think this is the longest dry spell I’ve had in recent years.  The muse is sure to visit and tap me on the shoulder.  In the meantime, I have to be patient and sensitive to creative feelings that are often mere whispers.

There’s a lot of beauty out there to be thankful for every day.

Looking west.

Looking west.