Saturday, November 29, 2008

Gratitude for Life's Little Moments

This Thanksgiving holiday has been filled with good times and a few sad times. I feel grateful for being alive and well and looking forward to more knitting projects. I have been quite prolific of late, but have not taken photos as I should have. Part of my frenzy has been in preparation of the Hill Country Weavers Fiber Festival. I will be volunteering on Saturday, December 13, but the fun event goes through Sunday. Local crafters, not just knitters, will be selling their wares at the store that weekend--if you are in the Austin area, please drop by--you are sure to find some great items for holiday giving.

Sad times include my aged cousins--one ailing with a fractured toe and the other preparing for a mastectomy. And yet, we are all here and grateful to be alive. That's why we endure miniscule inconveniences such as having to wear a hard boot to keep toes straight and why we choose to have surgery to remove a memorable part of ourselves. Because life is worth living. We are definitely looking forward to a new year filled with good times that life seems to be stingy with sometimes.

I am also grateful for having attended this years ACL Fest in Austin. Absolutely loved Robert Earl Keen, John Fogarty's energy is electrifying and what can I say about Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. I'm one of Robert's biggest fans and Alison Krauss is my favorite female vocalist. So to be able to see them together after listening to Raising Sand, there joint album produced by T. Bone Burnett, about a gigazillion times, it was great to be able to see them together in person.

Take a look at a couple of the photos I took. Not great mind you, but it does conjure the memory for me.