Sunday, November 20, 2011

Crafternoon!

I am thankful that Ashley lives less than 10 minutes from me.  It makes it very convenient for when we want to have a fun little Sunday Crafternoon (get it? doing "crafts" in the "afternoon"? Craft + Afternoon = Crafternoon? *sigh. I'm so clever, it almost makes me sick).  The plan was for us to do a Thanksgiving craft, but, believe it or not, there are very few (if any at all) Thanksgiving crafts at Michael's, right now. Instead, we decided to buy what was on sale and do some Christmas stuff.

No door is complete without a Christmas wreath!

Also, I'm thankful for my wonderful neighbors who helped me rake up my leaves, today. Not only am I thankful for the fact that they are so helpful, but also I am thankful for their example(s) of maintaining a positive attitude in the face of adversity. They are a sweet couple who have had to battle with cancer. The one has just finished her last round of chemo, and I am SO impressed with her strength.  Her last treatment was just 2 weeks ago, and the very next day she and her partner were outside walking around. And they have already been out hiking, jogging, and now helping me rake leaves. They have such a positive outlook...and they're so strong. I'm very thankful to have them as neighbors (and friends). 

I'm thankful for the beauty of the night sky. I love gazing at the stars and the moon. I think that's one reason I love camping, so much- being able to see thousands of stars at once, without having the city lights outshine them.  It's such a stunning and spectacular sight. 

Lastly (but not least(ly?)), I'm thankful for all of you. Thank you for being my friends (and/or blog stalkers- whatever).

5 comments:

Old Jew said...

Speaking of blog stalkers, this is one I periodically check. -Because it makes me laugh. So, thanks, keep it up.

Raising Helm said...

love the "crafternoon" -you should hang onto that one and become a billionaire, own show, name in lights...I can see it now. "Good crafternoon, I'm your host..." I am sure thankful for you. You are a Rae of sun little lady:) beautiful wreath btw.

Sarah Jane said...

Yay for crafternoons! I wanted to have a crafternoon yesterday but i ended up raking my dumb leaves instead.oh well, your wreath is super cute!

the mom said...

Dang, the domain name is already taken. But your wreath looks wonderful!

I loved my crafting days - in a former life.... when I was around your age.....

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful wreath Ashley! I also love gazing at the stars, especially when away from city lights. They are simply beautiful.