How is everyone?  I know it's been a long time since I've written here.  I miss doing it.  Things are so much different than they were a few months ago.  I thought I would do a little update.

I am working as an RN in a Woman's Pre-op/Post-op area.  We take care of all types of woman before their surgeries and then woman who are going home the day of surgery come back to us.  C-sections, hysterectomies, D&C's, laparoscopies, breast surgeries, etc.  I have always liked taking care of surgery patients.  I like calming their fears and answering questions, I love starting IV's, I like helping them with their pain afterwards and teaching them how to care for themselves.  I guess I just love it all.  There is something about nursing - despite it's long hours, stressful situations, drama between employees, lack of time to eat and go to the bathroom - there's something else about it that I love.  It's hard to put your finger on it, but it has to do with being needed and doing something worthwhile.  It is fulfilling.  

Then there is the time off.  I have actual days off, where I don't have to do anything work related.  I can actually clean my house, have time with family where I don't have to check my messages or orders, I can pursue some hobbies just for fun.  It feeds the soul.  

Do I miss yarn?  Well, sometimes I miss the colors.  Other than that, I think I burned myself out so badly that I don't honestly miss it much.  Sometimes I question whether I gave up a successful business for this, but it doesn't take long for me to remember why I did it and not wonder that anymore. 

I am thinking of doing a KAL/CAL for Christmas in the Facebook Group.  Kind of like last year where we all picked a Christmas-y  project to work on and showed pictures of our progress.  I even have some prizes.  It was fun last year...maybe this year too.  The Facebook Group continues to grow despite there being no new yarn.  I suppose everyone has found other sources for their yarn - there are so many gorgeous possibilities out there.   

Thanksgiving is next week.  I am thankful for each one of you!  Even though you aren't customers, I still consider you friends.  I hope everyone's holiday is full of things to be thanksful for!