Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers! In the spirit of the holiday (also known as Husband’s Birthday Eve) I’ve made up a list of things I’m thankful for in no particular order:
* Yarn with a cashmere content. I think it’s the only reason why I keep attempting these stupid sockettes.
* Having a wonderful husband who has stuck by me through thick and thicker. If there was ever a test of the strength of our marriage, cancer was it. He stepped up to the plate and was by my side and never wavered in that. I will always be in his debt for that.
* Have great friends and family who also helped out and stepped up. Some of my former friends did make themselves scarce but that’s OK. The ones who did step up were indispensable and I’m so glad that I know who to call for a laugh or a cry–or both! I was also inundated with emails, postcards and gifts from internet friends. That touched me the most considering I’ve never met most of them nor have I ever spoke on the phone with them!
My family is also my backbone. From visits, to cleaning out my apartment (thanks to my sister Maritza), to boxes of chocolate (my brother knows me well!) and home made cards they helped me so much. I’m also thankful for the kind of mom who just needed to look at me to know what I needed. I am glad that I finally caved and let her fill me with soup nearly 24/7 during chemo. My in laws were also sweet enough to visit and send many cards and phone calls. My mother in law even sent me yarn!
Also, her best friend, Mercy and her husband Cesar were incredibly generous and took me to every single doctor’s appointment since Paul had to work. They might as well be my other mom and dad with how much they helped and suffered through this with us. They are a family that I will always be indebted to. Plus, Mercy crocheted me a nice hat! She’s an amazing crafter and I aspire to be like her one day.
* I am thankful for the internet. It may get my hackles up because people are so often wrong on the internet but it’s provided endless food for though and creativity. Internet, you made me the knitter I am today.
* I am also most thankful for knitting. It keeps me sane and from shanking my friends and family. They should also be thankful for my knitting as well.