Click Click Click. Hear it? It's my needles!
seems my knitting is back. I'm whispering that because I don't want to scare it away again. It's like having an old friend back. I love the sound the needles make. I pulled Birch out of my basket and have been working on her while watching season 2 of Grey's Anatomy on dvd. I already saw most of it but figured I'd re-watch since they are finally going to start showing the third season in February on Armed Forces Network over here.
I forgot to show you all the sock yarn I scored at the Rothenburg Christkindlmarkt before Christmas:
Yea... I know what I said about getting rid of stash but I don't really think sock yarn counts, do you? I still have a sack of yarn that I bought just before we moved back to the States the last time. That was six years ago, folks. Back then, Regia was harder to find in the States and twice as much. With the exchange rate, it's not so cheap anymore.
Dan got word a few days ago. He should be home on February 7th! That's five days earlier than we thought. That's LESS than a month! Being a seasoned veteran at this deployment thing though, I am not telling the boys until I know Dan is on the flight. We've had an extremely mild winter (I don't even think you could call it winter) here in Germany. It's snowed twice and both times melted within an hour of hitting the ground. The pessimist on my left shoulder is whispering in my ear that Feb 7th is the day the snow will finally come in the form of a blizzard. The optimist on my right shoulder has reached around and smacked Lefty upside the head.
Thanks for the prayers and kind words about Dan's soldier. She did make it to her father's side in time and so did her husband and kids here in Germany. They are all with her dad right now and he's actually improved. They are optimistic. She's going back to Afghanistan so she can come back to Germany with the team.
Last October I planted a bunch of bulbs in baskets to force and give out to friends in the gloom of February. The thing is, it's been so warm they sprouted early (even in a dark garage) so I figured what the hey and brought them in the house. I really didn't expect them to bloom because they didn't have any dormant time but this morning I found a lone red tulip starting to bloom. Made me smile.
If you actually come to the blog and don't just read it on bloglines you'll see I made some changes right after I did the last post. I was looking for a cleaner, more open, updated look. Seems to be a trend in Blogland these days. Let me know what you think.
I also took off the list of links for supporting soldiers and replaced it with a link to America Supports You. It was getting hard to keep up with the links that no longer worked and this way you know they are legitimate organizations. Don't forget our troops. Check out the web site and see what you can do to support them!