Why, hello!

I haven’t seen you in a while! How have you been?

Me? Oh, I have been busy. Mostly doing boring things. You know, working, cooking, dishes. I have found time to kick out lots of hats, but other fiber fun has been slow going. As in three weekends, still plying the same singles. Haven’t had time to unpin the shawl I blocked last week. 

The caregiving is changing but still an ever-present thing in our lives. All three of us are working to make the best of it and can’t wait for it to end. There had been talk of L going home this weekend. A and L were both really counting on that, but it isn’t happening. There is a PT appointment Monday that will give us a better clue about things. A and L are planning the big move for Tuesday. I am not holding out hope for that, but am resigned to the November 8 cast removal date. Which will not stop me from measuring L’s interior doorways when I go get her mail today. I have a feeling the wheelchair won’t go through them. That means she has to get strong on the crutches or wait until the cast comes off. Hope I am wrong here…

I did have two unusual things happen this week.

The not so good one was that two mice moved into my car heating system and then died. That was smelly!! And meant I am was cold for two days until I could get it fixed. 

The reason it took two days is the the other thing. I was able to attend a writing workshop through work that was held in western Maine. The leaders were Stephanie Land, a freelance writer, and Greg Kaufmann, editor at Talkpoverty.org.  They were amazing! The format was pretty laid back, but we each got to have them review our writing we did there, and I heard some great pieces being read. I came away more inspired to do the writing I have to do at work than I have been in a long time.

Of course I got back to work to find a kazillion emails and mundane tasks to deal with. Oh well.
I am off this morning to get the truck serviced, pick up mail, measure doorways, and be back in time for whorls and purls this afternoon. So I had better get moving! 

Why, hello!

I haven’t seen you in a while! How have you been?

Me? Oh, I have been busy. Mostly doing boring things. You know, working, cooking, dishes. I have found time to kick out lots of hats, but other fiber fun has been slow going. As in three weekends, still plying the same singles. Haven’t had time to unpin the shawl I blocked last week. 

The caregiving is changing but still an ever-present thing in our lives. All three of us are working to make the best of it and can’t wait for it to end. There had been talk of L going home this weekend. A and L were both really counting on that, but it isn’t happening. There is a PT appointment Monday that will give us a better clue about things. A and L are planning the big move for Tuesday. I am not holding out hope for that, but am resigned to the November 8 cast removal date. Which will not stop me from measuring L’s interior doorways when I go get her mail today. I have a feeling the wheelchair won’t go through them. That means she has to get strong on the crutches or wait until the cast comes off. Hope I am wrong here…

I did have two unusual things happen this week.

The not so good one was that two mice moved into my car heating system and then died. That was smelly!! And meant I am was cold for two days until I could get it fixed. 

The reason it took two days is the the other thing. I was able to attend a writing workshop through work that was held in western Maine. The leaders were Stephanie Land, a freelance writer, and Greg Kaufmann, editor at Talkpoverty.org.  They were amazing! The format was pretty laid back, but we each got to have them review our writing we did there, and I heard some great pieces being read. I came away more inspired to do the writing I have to do at work than I have been in a long time.

Of course I got back to work to find a kazillion emails and mundane tasks to deal with. Oh well.
I am off this morning to get the truck serviced, pick up mail, measure doorways, and be back in time for whorls and purls this afternoon. So I had better get moving! 

A little bit different

Not my usual knitting busy post – I’m attaching a link to an interview piece written about a local author, Penny Guisinger.  I know her at best superficially, but have always been so impressed by her abilities, and this makes me even more eager to read her work.  I thought I would share it with you.  If you get a chance to read anything she wrote, or to hear her do her own reading, or to attend her conference – DO!

 

Nothing much is different or new – a random post

I was popping off an email to a cousin I don’t see often, she had asked how things are going.

Going? Everything is basically fine, right? No big tragedies, comedies, life altering changes.  Just humming along enjoying life; dealing with it as it comes and getting some knitting done each day.  Sure I have my little ups and downs, but it’s all pretty smooth.

I pointed her here if she wanted to learn more of the details of a humdrum life.

Mom has been forced into the world of blogging by a different cousin who is traveling in Europe for several weeks and is keeping a private travel blog to keep all the many interested parties up to date.  So far the blog is great – lots of photos and chat about what she is seeing.  Am I jealous that she is in England, then going to Prague, then Spain, etc?  Yep.

Anyway, Mom just wants to see the darned blog, but WordPress makes it look like you are setting up a blog even when you don’t want to.  Mom and I tried dealing with it remotely, but it frustrated her, so finally, I just set her up and sent her the logon info.

In the process, I made her a follower of this blog. Hee hee hee.  How to increase my stats, and get my first family follower!  (That  I know of, anyway.) Welcome Mom!

So that got me thinking.  When I first started this blog, I did it as a way to let people who cared about me know what I was up to, without having to write the same letter or email over and over.  I sent everyone the link, and a couple of relatives checked it out, but I was too boring with my steady, humdrum life, and they did not follow.  Not sure if they visit occasionally or not.

However – a whole bunch of people who apparently do care about what I am doing began reading and following, and so the blog has become what I intended, but for a different audience – one that I did not know was out in the world.  Funny how these things work, isn’t it?

One of my very favorite comments came from Cobweborium Emporium when she said reading my blog was like sitting at my kitchen table over a cup of coffee, or something to that effect. Wow!  That made my day.

Now, if Mom and Cousin M start reading, maybe I will merge these two worlds.

And that will be a bright moment in my otherwise steady, humdrum world.  🙂

Thanks for reading!

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