Friday, October 26, 2007

Everyone is OK

While the wildfires seem to be still burning in many parts of So. California, I am happy to report that I heard from Charles and from the Weavers Cottage. Charles had lost power for a few days, but they're doing alright, and Weavers Cottage is untouched by the fires - but they did have some damage from the winds.

My heart goes out to the folks who have lost their homes - but there are two good stories to share:

first, I heard one woman commenting on the news last night about how she knows that fire is supposed to be regenerative - and she said while she's sad about the loss of her home and everything in it, there's something freeing about the chance to start fresh. I admire her courage and her positive point of view!

second, there were a number of great news stories about New Leash on Life and how they are working hard to save animals who had been left in the fire- it's an amazing organization - I had worked with them briefly a few years back and while my life got crazy and I don't make time to do it any currently, I was really proud to know that they're still out there, day in and day out, caring for all those animals! If you feel a little generous today, and want to help out with the efforts, feel free to visit their site and make a donation - even a small $10 donation would help feed and house a pet!

As for us, everyone around me seems to be OK - except that we're all getting sick - Gregg and I both have sore throats (his is worse) and 2 or 3 people at work are sick with colds or the flu! - I'm eating Vitamin C and praying that I don't get sick -

on the knitting front - I'm working on a scarf for the Ravelry Scarf Exchange - and on my Lorna's Lace pie wedge shawl - I have high ambitions, I know, but I'd like to get both of those done this weekend. I guess it depends on how much knitting I'm able to do.

Happy Friday everyone!

:)

10 comments:

Judy G. said...

Glad you're o.k. The news seems better today wind-wise, but I know the cleanup will take a long time.

I got my Revelry invite, but I'm a little nervous about falling down the rabbit hole if I go.

Look after the sore throat. Have a good weekend.

flanthrower said...

Glad to hear you're well.

Thanks for the lovely comment about my bags. I am taking some custom orders right now so if you're interested, email me at poohba02(at)yahoo(dot)com to let me know what you have in mind.

*karen said...

Stay safe. The pictures on the news look horrendous, but things are supposed to be getting better. I'll think good thoughts.

Charles said...

Kyle..Read more story about fire..I made a new post about today!!!

Eric & Tony said...

Stay safe and well. The rest will work itself out.

The_Add_Knitter said...

Glad everyone is ok...

Kenny said...

eeck, I just got better from strep. Hope you're getting better.

Cheaky27 said...

happy friday to you too!
i hope you beat that cold and have a great weekend!

Cheaky27 said...

haha, yes, i wrote that comment on tuesday. geeze, see what a long week i've had already?? :)

Andy's Crafts said...

Glad to see you are doing great!