Thursday, September 15, 2011


Here is something I received today in my e-mail from a friend---when I receive these mass e-mails I hardly ever read or respond to them but this is one that i think has some truth to it.

Vitamin F
Some real truth here

Why do I have a variety of friends who are all different in character ?
Some of them have obvious flaws, but then, so do I?.
How do I get on with them all ?
I think that each one helps to bring out a "different" part of me...
With one of them I am polite and as refined as I can manage.
I joke a lot with another.
I talk about serious matters with one.
With another I laugh a lot.
I share a glass of wine with one ,
And dance on occasion with another.
I listen to one friend's problems and give them advice
Then I listen to another advising me.
They are all like pieces of a jigsaw,
When completed they form a treasure box.
A treasure of friends!
They are my friends who understand me better than I myself do, 
who support me through good days and bad days.
They are the anti-depressants that I need to make it through life.
Doctors tell us that friends are good for our health.
Dr. Oz calls them Vitamins F (for Friends) and recounts the many benefits of friends to our well being.
Research shows that people in strong social circles have less risk of depression and terminal strokes. If you take Vitamin F constantly you can be a lotyounger than your physical age. The warmth of friendship reduces stress and can decrease your risk of cardiac arrest or stroke.
We should all value our friends and keep in touch with them.
I'm fortunate to have a plentiful stock of Vitamin F!
Thank you for being one of my vitamins!

So if you are reading this---take the time to contact one of your vitamins.  In my life I have found that friendships just don't happen easily---they take some effort to keep them working.

So thank you friends for helping keep me healthy!!!

Even though I don't know a lot of people who are reading my blog I hope that if you are reading it that there is something here that will bring you back to read it again.

So now on to rug hooking...I spent Tuesday packing and shipping 6 big boxes of wool to Vermont which should arrive there tomorrow.  Today I plan to dye some more wool and ship 3 boxes to Ohio---what is left from Vermont will makes its way to Ohio in a rental car...oh what fun!

I am hoping the leaves are turning and am looking forward to some lovely fall color!

Sunday is my 10K Plaza run---so at 7:30 Sunday morning think of me as I pound the streets running 6.24 miles.  I never did get a 6 mile training run in but did to a couple of 5 mile runs so I am hoping for the best.  I wish it was this morning as the temperature is in the low 40's---Sunday it is supposed to be low 60's.

Here is a picture of my daughter Chelsea and her hubby at the San Jose Opera grand opening.  She assisted the costume designer for the production of  Mozart's Idomeneo.  I think they look GRAND!

Here are pictures of some  fall to inspire you.

These rugs were hooked by Cheryl---the top one and the Mighty Oak runner---thanks Cheryl for helping me at the Warsaw Hook-in!!!


  1. Hello Anita, I just discovered your blog. Your Fall hook rugs are very inspiring. I am taking my first rug hooking class in 1 1/2 weeks and I am so excited to get started. I have never in my life seen a stash of wool like you have. It is awesome. VBG Hugs Judy

  2. Thanks for sharing some vitamin F, I loved it!! Thanks also for your blog, you inspire me every time I check in, whether it be hooking or go girl Sunday!

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