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2nd Day of Spring

As is my custom, I have come away to a coffee shop.  I enter the coffee shop expecting zero interaction, yet as expectations go, they never cease to be erroneous!

Arabic words are being spoken by a young man behind me in line. I do not recognise this, I have to ask.  He is afraid he is too loud, I assure him he is not, and I enjoy the sound.

This young man is very friendly and fluent in both English and Arabic. He is concerned that he has taken my seat later.

As the place fills at 4:15 there are people of all ages present, including toddlers.  Parents are apologising for their children, though they”re only being children in the nicest way, not the naughty kind. One father in his apology, introduces himself and shakes my hand, he asks me if I am writing a book, I blush and whisper..”a blog”, he wishes me lots of hits! I would like to be read, though it will only be by accident as I do not tell anyone..it is about that moment that I lose all I have written, and you, the reader, are better for it, you have been spared.

Now about Goldfinger, shortly after my last post..He smiled and said hello, I was pleasantly shocked! But we do not acknowledege each other today, in fact he moves in and out of the building and to a different seat! He was reading a book, maybe, Borge by Jorge Luis, is what I am remembering..but more importantly he was also reading.The New Yorker! And that is a story in itself. He is always reading an intense book though..or appearing to! He is still creepy, in a giggling way..because i can write about him like this and he will never know!

Then a younger mom, strikes up a conversation with me..she texts me here number as she leaves, we have talked for some time. She is a transplant from Conneticut and California (in my head I spelled: Cal i for ni A). Her husband and 8 yr old have gone on a mission trip and she remains here with her 4 yr old. She and I had very similar opinions on life here in this state.  She works with an elder population and I hang with the younger/elder population..not as old as hers. This mom asks me what is in my knitting basket and I am glad  to show her. This mom is a Christian also and I know God sent her by to encourage me. We all ought know that God will use us to encourage others or them to encourage us..keep on being used.

First out of the basket is a Baby Argyle Sweater..which was requested by a mom-to-be..at the time I said, “I don’t know how to do that!” I did not intend to learn it right yet either as I had it buried in my bucket list..well check that off and call me delighted..it is 14 rows of fun! Then came out the Minion Hat for a LARGE headed adult! She will be surprised when she gets it as I never said I would get it started! Apparently these hats are a one dumb movie project.

Luggage of The Gods..this is not a recommendation, but a warning..do not waste any of your life on this movie, it was wrong of our neighbors to do this to us last night, I thank God for yellow yarn and a crochet hook, too bad for my husband..though I think he half slept some!  I am going to spend the rest of my life telling people not to watch this movie, though it is on Amazon..you have been warned.

I am also crocheting a fast head cover for a person who has lost her hair.  This is a temporary one. She has been asked to pick a desired hat for me to knit.Color and style and yarn are the biggest worries. I look forward to knowing what she would really like to have and i hope it is a challenge of color and design!

Today is the 2nd day of Spring and in this state it came last week..so when you have snow in my other state, you can know that it really is spring in this state. Now if only the population here could notice!


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