Thursday, February 26, 2009


Last June Becky posted on her blog that she wanted to start a Traveling Scarf event. The first seven people who commented they were interested would get to participate. The idea was that you would start your own scarf in the rib pattern provided and then it would get passed on to the next person on the list. Eventually your scarf would have 8 segments total.

So, last Thursday I met up with Kim for lunch. I was really excited about it because she was bringing me my completed Traveling Scarf. I have to say that I totally LOVE it!!! All the color choices were perfect. I love how bold/bright they are. This scarf has been wrapped around my neck for the past two days. The Koigu yarn is so soft and scrumptious. I thank all the wonderful ladies who worked on my scarf. It is perfect.

In addition to receiving my scarf, Kim gave me these really cool circular needles. They are square and have the most flexible cord I have ever seen in a needle. Way cool. Oh, but the surprises didn't stop there. While Kim and I were goggling over my scarf I see this person approach us out of the corner of my eye. When I look at her I realized in was Misa! My mouth fell open and I was so surprised to see her I was actually speechless. Unfortunately I didn't have a camera with me that day so I didn't get a picture. It was a really really really nice surprise.

As the title of this post says, there are some unexpected changes happening in my life right now. As of yesterday I was laid off from my company. I got the call from my boss on Tuesday night within 10 minutes of walking in the door from work. Needless to say I was very upset. I have been with this company for 10.5 years which is really unheard of these days. I never imagined I would now be out of a job.

I signed off on my separation agreement yesterday and found out what my severance will be. I will have money coming in from my company for 3 months. I will also be joining the thousands of others who are claiming unemployment. I am still going to try and continue with my Paralegal Certificate. I have 3 classes down and 7 more to go. Today I am doing much better than two days ago. As Kim told me yesterday, "When one door closes, another will open". Very true.