May 6, 2012


Sometimes we come across people in the strangest ways and they affect us in a way we weren't expecting.  Today was that day for me.  I was in the grocery store this morning with the mister. and we were doing our usual laughing and talking while shopping.  Making jokes and such - but the mister made a joke to a woman and she burst into tears around the corner.  He said oh no - she's crying!!!

We went to comfort her and she just spilled out her story.  She said that she is taking care of her father and and needs some help she has been awake for 12 hours and she was just overwhelmed.  She was taking care of her father and how her brother would come over and spend time and then leave.  She was just grateful for a trip to the store to breathe.  We let her get it all out and spoke to her until she was calmed down.  We offered to help her around the store and she said no but thank you for just listening.  She gave me a hug and blew the mister a kiss and walked off.  My heart went out to her. I can't imagine what she is going through.  I am lucky because my parents have decent enough health that they don't need my help yet.

We take our health for granted until, well we cant.  It hurt me to see someone else in pain like that - with what seemed like no resources to help get her some relief.  I will no longer take my health for granted.

New Nephew...

So um I haven't been here in awhile.  I feel like I abandoned my blog.  I will have to work on that.  Well um how have y'all been?  I've been in a knitting funk (again?!?). I've knit some dishcloths and I'm currently working on a blanket for my dare I say great nephew to be.  He is due on my birthday in June - so that would be cool it if he actually waited until then to show up. 

I tried to get his mom to name him Nicholas but um Dad vetoed that and said he will be named Junior - I had to try (tee hee).  Anyway this is the blanket I'm working on for him.  I may actually finish it by the time the baby shower rolls around in May.  

I can never seem to get these things done on time and maybe it's because I like the small needles.  They seem to make a squishier denser fabric.  I think the big needs are cheating - but then if it was easy for me to do - I wouldn't want to do it.  The colors are placed randomly and I used a size five needle and cast on 322 stitches and went for it.  I know it sounds crazy - but it was a pattern that had a whole lot of definition and I didn't like the pattern so I ripped it out to the border and continued on the with the colors I had for that blanket.   One of these days I will actually like to finish one of those complicated intarsia patterns that I love to start and finish before I get bored with it.  I do have one in mind that has bunnies on it.  And I do intend to finish the elephant parade - which I sadly had to rip out due to the gigantic hole in it.

So what are on your needles and hooks today?