And I'm feeling more proud of myself than I ever did at 25. I'm four months away from earning my bachelors degree, and planning for grad school. I always wanted to do it, but never thought I could. And one day I just decided I was gonna, and now I am.
Today brought with it a few lovely gifts that I treasure (and I'm not sure if the 25-year old me would have seen how priceless they are). My son let me sleep in another hour this morning. He got dressed on his own the first time I asked. He sat quietly on the couch (I'm talking no sounds...not moving a muscle...I actually asked if he felt okay) and watched cartoons before school.
My mother-in-law brought me two bracelets from Alex and Ani (which I'm very excited about); one with the tree of life, and the other with a bunch of grapes. They represent wisdom, prosperity, and several other wonderful things that I just blanked out on, lol. Thank goodness she didn't get me the pomegranate...I don't need any help with fertility ;)
The value isn't in the swag. The value is in the various expressions of love that I got today. I'm loved and I've got three mothers who make it a point to show it (cause my on mom got up at the crack of dawn (Pacific Time) to call me today and wish me a happy birthday...I love you mom!).
So I'm passing along the love this week with a pattern sale. Tell everyone! Tell non-knitters, and offer to knit for them if they buy the pattern (lol). Go right now and get your 35% off, cause it's only good for a week. (You do not need a Ravelry account to purchase a pattern from my Ravelry store).