Friday, January 1, 2010


I am not one of those people who gets overly sentimental about the ending of one year and the beginning of another. Suffice it to say that my 2009 was filled with blessings far beyond any expectations I might have had.
I begin the new year with the hope that in some small way I might be able to give blessings to others. OK, that's enough sentimentality for me!

A couple weeks ago, I shared a photo of the jammies that were going to the NY grandchildren. I think those PJs look MUCH better with the children in them, don't you?

And yes, I did get the socks for one daughter made before we went to Nashville to deliver a bit of Christmas cheer.

One of my favorite Santas is encouraging me to finish this second sock for my other daughter. We will see her in a couple weeks, so I have plenty of time to sew that toe. (Actually I'll do that today.)

Ah, and I got a little carried away buying sock yarn at one of my local yarn shops. But who can resist a 60% off sale!

But before I start on more socks, this yarn will be getting whipped up in to a sweater for little Grace's (far left in the NY children photo above) 2/21 birthday.

I'm going to start that in just a little bit as I watch the Rose Bowl parade.
Well, now that will be a little bit of sentimentality, too, I guess. I'm not particularly interested in the Rose Bowl (parade or ball game). However, I will be watching both. My mother never missed the parade as she was cooking for our New Years Day gathering of friends. So it just seems like something I should be doing--ooohing and aaahing at all the flower covered floats.

And as for the game. Well, I heard last night that this is the first time since 1997 that Ohio State has been in the Rose Bowl game. As an Ohio State vet school graduate, my father rarely missed watching an OSU game. I'm sure he was watching that '97 game, just a year before he passed away. I'll watch it for you this afternoon, Daddy, and cheer Ohio State on, just for you.

1 comment:

Jan said...

Awwwwww Mary Lynn! What an adorable picture of the NY Grandkids :) Love those socks too! I truly wanna learn how to do that someday. Happy New Year :)