Saturday Gratitude and Cheap Scarves

February 7, 2009 § 1 Comment

It’s Saturday night, which means I’m exhausted. Saturdays at the bridal salon are 7 hour marathon runs for me… a breakless, heavy-lifting, chaotic whirlwind of a day. I’m grateful for the way the time flies, and the chance I have to really connect with people with my job. It’s a blessing to use my stressful day to magically make someone’s planning process a bit LESS stressful… everything comes full circle.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how lucky I am to have a job that I love, given the state of our country and our economy. I certainly don’t make much more than I need to get by, but I’m able to get by, and enjoy making a living, and I’m just humbled, and grateful, and thrilled. I play dress up all day long, and there are tears, and champagne, and I get to make other women feel beautiful and special and pampered… it’s awesome. I’m a lucky, lucky kid.

But in light of our current economic crisis, I present the two dollar scarf: made with (on sale) KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Kettle-Dyed (1 skein) and one beautiful left-over button. Pattern is Mustard Scarf…find it on Rav.

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Cheap and dead sexy… I’m in love with this little scarf, and am wearing it everywhere.

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(this is me trying to model. the more observant of you will note that I’m cracking up)

Today I am grateful for a job that is stable and makes me smile, for the tears of happy moms-of-brides, for cheap yarn, a new president, a boyfriend who tirelessly takes photos, the world’s best dog, happy-hour manicures and glasses of wine, beautiful, intelligent, inspiring friends, and a family that constantly expands my definition of love.

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And buttons. I do love me some buttons.

hugs.

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