I am grateful for the people who read this blog and for everyone who commented on Friday's post. You have all given sound advice, and support, which I appreciate. Thank you, each and every one of you, for not over indulging my pity party. It was a short lived party. Thursday night I was Monica's guest at a benefit concert for the Zambia Scholarship Fund and Emmylou Harris was the headliner! (I realize the picture sucks but I refused to use my flash.)
The stories and pictures of the children of Zambia put life in perspective. This organization does so much with so little. Fora donation of $20 a Zambian child can go to high school and for $100 they can go to college! Giving is a good way to show how grateful you are for the bounty of your life and 100% of the money goes to the Zambian Fund.
The concert was amazing, as you might expect. Emmylou's voice has stood the test of time and the members of her band were exceptional musicians, too. My body rebelled but, it was worth every single minute. Thank you, Monica for a wonderful evening.
The knitting intention for the weekend was to spend time with a bit of lace. The weekend WAS spent with a lace shawl, but all the time was spent tinking or frogging. Part of the lace was messed up (even though it's simple feather and fan). It seems I still can't knit very long without making mistakes. It took all day Sunday to get back on track...ALL day.
Thankfully I am a persevering person. There are some who would call me stubborn, I know. Watching myself work through the error, never giving in or ripping out the whole piece (because I did not want to cast on 388 st again), brought the realization that this attribute (or character flaw) is why I'm actually doing as well as I am. I'm just too stubborn to give in.