I finished my shawl! I am extremely pleased with it, it is big and warm and cosy, and it's been a comfort to be working on it during a difficult week. It is ravelled here if you would like more details.
But no more Bleurghs for me, I have so many things to be thankful for after all, a lovely family, a big silly dog, the friendliest cat in the world, new friends, old friends, bloggy friends, being nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award (thank you so, so much, more on that to come), wine, new orange and shortbread galaxy chocolate and now a cosy shawl. So what if I spent a couple of days moping about a job I didn't get? It obviously wasn't the right job. Maybe this is the year I will write that novel, who knows? It would be wrong to be downhearted, I am one of the luckiest people in the world and I get to spend time with my beautiful daughters that some mothers can only dream of having with theirs.
I can even make soup and drink it as I read lovely blogs, whilst feeling too downbeat to write my own. I have been struck this past couple of weeks by how many of you are going through hard times, terrible times in some cases. I am so sorry and you are in my thoughts and prayers, if you were near enough to invite round for a cup of tea and a shoulder to cry on I would.
So I am going to pick up my African Flower and try and catch up on my One A Day project, which just wasn't mindless enough for this week. I hope that you are having a lovely weekend, making something warm and seeing the people you love. I'll be back very soon with a book review.