Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Knitmas to All

Here's the view from the front door (cause that's as far as I'm going today). We had a blizzard this past weekend that left us with about 2 feet of snow. Now that I'm home, I can enjoy it's beauty. Getting home from New Jersey was quite the adventure that involved me, mom, brother & sis-in-law stuck on the interstate and finally stranded overnight in a Delaware hotel. Even though it could have been a nightmare - the kindness of strangers made everything bearable. Of course, I'll never see those folks again but I'd like to put the good karma out there.

- To the fellow driver who helped shovel out the exit that the plows had blocked with snow......... thank you for the extra muscle. I'm sure the other 4 cars that sped by once we finished were just as grateful.

- To the 2 young samaritans that shoveled & ultimately pulled the car out of the snowbank to the end of the ramp: Much is written & broadcast about the negative image of young, black men. You are evidence to the contrary. The gratuity you refused will be used to "pay it forward" and help someone else in need. As we pulled into the hotel, we saw you helping others on the highway. Bless you.

- To the hotel clerk who had been stranded there himself long after quitting time: thanks for your efficiency & cheerfulness in a time of stress (oh yeah & the late checkout).

- Lastly, to the 3 enterprising young men who shoveled, sanded & salted all the driveways, sidewalks, & porches on the block: Trump has nothing on y'all - kudos for finding a financial opportunity in this rescession.

I'm back home now & using up my vacation time until the first of the year. Enjoying a bit of shopping, some holiday decorating, & the last minute flourish of holiday knitting. A last minute request for the Every Way Wrap has me speed knitting to get this finished by Friday. If not, it will make a lovely entrance into the New Year.

Merry Christmas to All!!!!


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you too.

Ava said...

Wow what an "adventure!" And the snow still hasn't melted. It's cold in West Texas too, amazingly enough - not that warm 60 degrees it usually it is. See you after the new year!

Crystal said...

Deb, that sounded like quite an adventure, but fortunately it sounded like you ran into a lot of nice people. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Many wishes for a prosperous New Year! Crystal

cici said...

Happy New Year!!! arn't we glad that snow is over♥ hope that we don't get another like it anytime soon♥

Anonymous said...

A search for "Artful Yarns, Old Western" led me to your blog. I'm so glad! What a beautiful person you are.
I knit a little - love the art, just not so artful. It brings me closer to my mother, who was a wonderful knitter.
I don't usually blog or comment, but I just had to tell you how much I enjoyed reading through your posts. Thank you, and may God continue to bless you.