About Me

I'm a forty something mother of two girls ages 17 and 11. I enjoy knitting and figuring skating. My grandmother taught me to knit when I was about 7 and I'm still "figuring out knitting!"

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Some Fun and Some Not So Fun

First, the Fun, a quiz

Question for you: What's the best knitting gift you ever received?

Weather outside: Warm, but I do belive that it will soon be fall.
What hurts: My heart. I am sad about the loss of my FIL on Monday.
What I want to eat: Nothing in particular, my appetite is pretty much gone.
What I'm wearing: Tinkerbell
What I'm crafting: two sweaters, Mermaid Socks, traveling woman shawl
What I'm watching: HGTV
Best thing that happened this weekend: Volleyball
Worst thing that happened this weekend: Barely slept at all - FIL was dying
What I'm most looking forward to this week: getting to the end of it
What I'm least looking forward to this week: a funeral
Last thing I bought: Yarn
Something I want to buy: nothing in particular
A link to share: nothing in particular

Now, the not so fun.
I have lost a special person in my life. This last week my FIL took a turn for the worse and sadly, passed away on Monday. Our family is doing well thanks in large part to the Peace of our Lord. I keep telling myself that my FIL is in a better place now . . .I have to think he must be whole in body, if you really have a body in heaven, and that he is watching over us. I know that he must be looking out for DD#1's Volleyball team. They have won both their matches since his passing. He is our families guardian angel now. Rest in Peace, Grandpa. We will miss you.

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Hat Completed

I finished my beret. It is going to go with my Splendid Triangle Shawl. It was made from the leftovers of the shawl so the colors will match perfectly.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Labor Day Holiday?

This weekend will be spent taking care of things about my house and for my family. I am cleaning closets, DD #2 room and boy do I have a lot of stuff that I'm getting rid of. I am in a good mood to be cleaning. I want to be rid of clutter right now. I need it. That means its a perfect time to be doing what I am doing.
On other family front . . . my FIL will be moving to a nursing facility soon. He has been in the hospital and not doing very well outside of the hospital. I know that it will be very hard for my MIL to be without him at home but he will be much better off going where his condition can be monitored. I know that he wishes things could be different. It is hard for me to imagine how hard it must be to want to do so much and not have your body working for you. He is a wonderful man and I hope that we as his family can make what we can see as the end of his life with us as wonderful as possible.
I have decided that I am going to finish a shawl I had in hibernation for my MIL and give it to her as a prayer shawl. I know that she will be especially fond of it and know that my prayers are in every stitch. She is a beautiful woman who I am proud to have as a part of my life. I know she thinks of me as her daughter from the time that I married her son and my DH nearly 20 yrs ago. That means a lot to me because I have such a close family of my own and they have a good relationship with my MIL and FIL too. When I called my DM to tell her that things were not looking good, she asked how he was and called my MIL after we talked for a while. Things are OK for now and that makes me feel somewhat better.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

School Starting Soon

This weekend will be our last weekend of summer vacation for my girls. They start school again the day after labor day. We have gone school shopping for them and aside from a few things that we have to get in supplies for DD#2 we should be set for the start of school. Both the girls will be playing Volleyball this fall and we hope for some fun. DD#1 has made her HS Junior Varsity girls team. DD#2 is playing in an outdoor league to begin learning the basics.