Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Knitting keeps me centered

Knitting helps me f eel centered. And believe me! Nowadays I need something that will keep me from flying off the planet!

My daughter is in her year of college, her second semester at University. I found out yesterday that she failed 2 classes last semester and is on probation. How did I find this out? By going through her drawers, looking for the bill she got last winter from the Motor Vehicle Commission, for her surcharge. She never paid it and now she is revoked.... yet again! I didn't find the bill.

So now I pull out my knitting nnedles and follow my pattern and become engrossed in the color and placement of the stitches. Knitting is contempletive. I do my best thinking either in my car, driving ,or while I'm knitting.

Now I have plan. It's time to push this bird a little further out of the nest. I'm not kicking her out, just giving her more freedom than she's had before.

I'm signing the car over to her. She's being removed from our auto insurance and getting her own policy. I'm giving her back her debit card. ( We had taken it because she continues to over draw her account. ) And, I'll no longer oopen her mail,.(In order to let her know what bills and important papers come in. ) From now on all mail will be forwarded to her at school.

And, in the future, when I have anxiety over her antics, I'll send up prayers and pull out the knitting.

3 comments:

Kylie B said...

Oh Boy you need to Knit!

Though Crochet is the same for me!

Conscientia's Cameos said...

you sound like a wonderful mother :)

p.. love your background, its the same as mine!!

Blythe Hopes Vintage said...

Tell your daughter to read Isaiah 49:11 - I will make all my mountains a way

It helps me when I'm feeling overwhelmed.

Great blog!

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