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Monday, November 19, 2007

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Knit One, Purl Two...

My ex once told me a chant that he and his fellow business majors used to shout at the fine arts students at college games:

Knit one, purl two, hey artsies, f--k you!

Isn't that charming? I think of it every time I knit (also, anytime I catch a whiff of artistic pretension).

It was a little past midnight last night when I hit the publish button on this week's Flawed But Authentic post. I wrote about the power of doing the next right thing in times of crisis. Or anytime for that matter.

For me this weekend, the next right thing was:

  • get my dining room ready for Thanksgiving (in progress)
  • fold some laundry
  • learn to play Jingle Bells on the piano (having discovered there was a piano underneath my paper clutter)
  • laugh out loud (see previous item)
  • indulge in one skein of brightly coloured organic cotton and start knitting a dishcloth for a Christmas gift, then decide to keep it for myself
  • initiate a discussion about felted balls
  • laugh out loud some more (see previous item)

Any time I got the urge to pick up and gnaw on today's anticipated answer on our refinance, I would check to see if it happened to be the next right thing to do. It never was.

Thanks for all the well-wishing. Keep it coming. "This, or something better," is one of the best prayers I know when I am hoping for a specific outcome, but am willing to let it go.


Blogger Hannah said...

Ha. That little chant will be running through my head all day today.

I'm loving your blog, I'm so happy I found it. And I'm well-wishing you for the refinance thing... we went through something similar when my son was born and the waiting is awful. Good luck.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

That is a radical question to ask oneself. Laughing is almost always a good answer. Also, lobbing felted balls seems like a good option.

10:20 PM  
Blogger Susanne said...

I hope things are going well for y'all. Fingers crossed!

10:46 AM  
Blogger Geoff Meeker said...

Kyran, you realize that there are many, many of us sitting out here, and there, and even over there, with bated breath and fingers crossed, wondering how things went. And I am not talking about the piano!

Hope all is well.

4:31 PM  

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