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Old 07-04-2013, 03:28 AM   #1
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The Thankfulness Club

We have our Complaints Departments in the "Venting" and "Petty Vents" threads. Heck, sometimes we even gripe in the "What are you doing?" thread. Well, pacanis got me thinking the other day when he thanked chopper for posting about enjoying the sounds of a gentle rain in that thread. We crab a lot (after all, we're human ) but we don't have somewhere to go when we have Happy Feet! We post happy stuff all over, but I thought it would be nice to have a gathering spot for good thoughts. Plus, if you're having a bad day, it might make you a little happier if you see what there is to be thankful about.

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It's 72 degrees outside at Way-Too-Late-o'Clock, but I'm thankful we have air conditioning. It's what has made this hot summer bearable. Thank you so much Willis Carrier!
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
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I'm thankful that on this summer holiday it is warm, not too hot, and that we can enjoy being outdoors. Good weather. good food and good friends will make for a good afternoon picnic.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:21 PM   #3
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I am thankful that my father's estate is finally coming to an end and meeting at the bank today allows me to spend time with my sister. If she feels up to it we will be going for lunch after.

I am also thankful that my sciatica is at a manageable level so I can drive the short distance there.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
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Thankful that I've finished up with my end of all the major projects Re: the house. Now it's up to everyone else to take it over and complete. My neighbors are going to be shocked. They will eventually come around to my way of thinking. They balk every time I change something. Next thing I see they're doing it to.

Now I can sit back and enjoy my new hobby. Love that I can take it anywhere I go. Make and design my own styles and patterns. Little did I know such a simple thing would immediately reduce my stress levels.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #5
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What new hobby Munky? I must have missed something.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:57 PM   #6
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What new hobby Munky? I must have missed something.
You didn't miss anything. I've kept it quiet.
It started out as a simple idea. Something that wouldn't run me all over the place. Not knowing how or having someone around to teach me what I wanted to learn. I've taken up teaching myself how to knit, crochet. With all the hooks and needles. You name the looms I've got them to.

It's been a lot of fun working with a sock loom. The afghan I'm looming is almost completed.

That's it in a nut shell. Exciting huh?
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:19 PM   #7
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Chef Munky, loom weaving is very therapeutic! A dear friend of mine was going through an ugly end of marriage and divorce. Her loom and weaving is the only thing (besides her two sons) that kept her sane and out of jail. Enjoy your new hobby!
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:44 PM   #8
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Chef Munky, loom weaving is very therapeutic! A dear friend of mine was going through an ugly end of marriage and divorce. Her loom and weaving is the only thing (besides her two sons) that kept her sane and out of jail. Enjoy your new hobby!
Those looms are addicting. Every time I think ok last row then bed. It ends up being one more, then another... The collection of yarns I've bought could open a yarn store. It's been very therapeutic for me as well. It helps me to unwind not think about work that needs to be done.

Some say Looms are not the true craft of knitting or crocheting. I beg to differ. You can achieve the same results from a loom that you could with needles. It's up to one's own creativity to accomplish a pattern. I don't have the dexterity using the long needles. Working on that. I'm clumsy with them. People who suffer with arthritis would say looming is easier on them to.

We all win. Everybody's happy. Who doesn't love a nice warm hand knitted scarf?
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:14 PM   #9
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Thankful for Shrek...no matter how much I complain about him.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:57 PM   #10
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Thankful for all of the people who care about me, finding that person that makes every day a little better. Thankful for the family that is pulling together to throw us a wedding, right down to hand made wedding invitations (so much nicer than we could ever afford, she is so talented!).

Thankful for a comfortable home and jobs to pay for it!
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