Last night, I sat down in front of the TV, turned on Canadian Idol and made stitch markers.

The stitch markers are done and I think they look pretty cool, although I have to say that my beading skills can DEFINITELY improve. Yes, lots of room for improvement. Since my camera is still be de-sanded, I will take pictures of them at the earliest possible time... you might be waiting a while.

I've been debating what I should do with these Toe-Up socks. Since I really don't like the colourway of the yarn, I was thinking that I should try to knit and entire sock with one skein. That means making it really high... that way I won't have any ugly yarn left over. At the same time, I really don't want to keep knitting these for longer than I have to... ahhh!! Dilemma.

Two days ago, my co-worker's father passed away. He was in his late 40's and his death was very sudden and unexpected. Apparently, he sat down to lunch while at work and just fell over. I remember talking to my co-worker that day before she had found out and life seemed so normal. She had just gotten married a year ago, her sister had a son at about the same time, and everything was going so well. Then without any notice someone she loved was taken from her. I haven't spoken to her since it happened, but I really wouldn't know what to say if I saw her. What words are adequate for such a time?

I've been wondering if there is something I can give her to help through this time. The office is putting together a small plant and a card for her, but I feel like this is so insignificant compared to her loss.

Whenever tragic things happen, I am always reminded of the fraility of life. Go hug someone you love and make sure they know you love them. You never know when it will be your last opportunity.

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