Last Friday a childhood friend was diagnosed with a form of Leukemia. She’s 32, has a 6 month old and a 2-year-old, she is a physical therapist and has a fabulous husband. She is being treated aggressively already and the leukemia is treatable; but life changing and earth shattering all the same. This news made me think about what’s important. For a moment I thought I really can’t write about crafting and cooking right now. But then I quickly changed my mind. To me the creativity involved in crafting, planning, cooking and playing with my children is what fuels me! And I think of my friend’s love of knitting and being creative herself and I know exactly what I need to send her way to power through her upcoming treatments. Life is precious. And usually too short. Take a moment to notice the things that truly matter. I was surprised at how “everyday” the things that matter to me are.