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Some Days

Some days are just harder then others, and yesterday was that kind of day, nothing seemed to go right, nothing serious but nothing right either.

I made a long post —and word press deleted it before printing it, I could not bring myself to do it again.

I have two customer service issues that were not resolved to my satisfaction and I hate the indifference I get from the companies involved. I will not be dealing with them in the future, it won’t matter to them but it matters to me.

I miss my kids—I wish they weren’t so wrapped up in their own lives that they forget their father and I exist. I messed up some how and didn’t teach them about reaching out–of course there is an exception to the rule and they know who they are.

Sometimes Tom and I are just off—and yesterday we could not agree on anything. Then I feel totally alone

Enough of me—how was your day?


this that and the other thing


Its been a very crazy two weeks here—Thomas was in the hospital again, for his prostate problems. He had a rougher recovery this time too and still isn’t 100% well.  He doesn’t want me telling the kids as he feels 2 out of 3 of them are too busy with their own families  and the other one  does is too far away to help  So needless to say he missed work which added to both of our stress loads 
this week he is ready to work and there isn’t as much as he would like
Maisie has changed so much in the 6 weeks we didn’t see her, we went to brunch there on the 29th, Her eyes are no longer blue but brown, She should get out of the cast later this week. Then she will be in an adduction brace for another 7 weeks or so but it won’t limit her nearly as much. Spending time with her is priceless
Our Alabama daughter, Debb’s surgery is the 14th, she has pre op tests this week—I am a total wreck over this because I can’t be there, but thankfully she has Chad.  Sunday was Chad’s birthday—last week they drove Columbia to her friend in Florida’s and then this past weekend went back to get her. Its a long enough drive from AL to FL that they had to spend the night each time.
I have been my usual wreck—-panic attacks, leg cramps, and lots of totally sleepless nights.  The night he wound up in the hospital (the same day we saw Maisie) we never got any sleep.
Saw My brother steven, his wife emily, my niece  amelia,my sister  joanne and brother in law bob Sunday at Steven’s  They have two russian exchange students living with them this month  next month they will have two more from China  Emily has applied to teach in China next summer so that she can take Amelia there and show her where she comes from—they are also seriously thinking about selling the house.
lots and lots of knitting has been happening, all shawls in pretty yarns and gorgeous beads, Word Presss seems to have changed the way you add pictures so I don’t know if I will ever figure it out.
Today the oppressive heat is getting to me, I want tea but it is just TOO hot and we have no ice. What a quandary!!!
Hoping things are well in your world. 


What is Happening!

I have been WATCHING my very favorite soap opera The Young and the Restless, and a lot of Star Trek the Next Generation episodes, I also enjoy Everyone Loves Raymond–because he is such a total idiot!! 

I am READING Terri DuLongs latest book in the Cedar Key Series, and loving it, I only read at breakfast in the morning and of course only if I am alone and Tom does count so I don’t read every day (I see couples who share a meal together and spend absolutely no time talking to one another, with their noses in their computers, phones, books or newspapers) 

You know my main KNITTING focus has been TTL Mystery Shawl, but I am also putting in time on Boo Knits  Ocean Breeze MKAL and the Dream Bird KAL with Ria—-I frogged my first attempt, not liking the way the yarn was playing with the pattern and after two more attempts I seem to be getting the hang of it.  I am only knitting one feather at a time to keep up with Ria!  She has many irons in the fire and there is always something else for me to knit

 I have been LISTENING TO CBS 101.1 FM when I am in the car, and sometimes 104.3 Image

I’ve been  THINKING ABOUT  my grandchildren a lot, I can’t believe it has been over 6 months since I have seen Rob’s kids, 6 weeks since I have seen Maisie and I haven’t seen Columbia since last September. I don’t like being a long distance grandmother! 

The one thing I’ve been CELEBRATING is the glorious weather. Granted I spend most of my time indoors but its nice to know the area is thriving with great temps and sunny skies 

We are PLANNING to visit Chelsea Gardens again soon and applying to rent an apartment there.  If it goes well I think we will be moving the day after my 60th birthday.

, I’m ITCHING TO make a big yarn purchase but constraints are not letting that happen, it is not something I need just something I miss doing. I thank goodness every day that I had the forethought to acquire a sizable stash when things were good. 

In regards to  DRINKING,  Tom’s beverage of choice has become bourbon, with an occasional beer chaser. We have really enjoyed SHock Top Ale, but mostly I am a water and iced tea girl. 

I am  NEEDING TO sit down and pay some bills, I do like online banking but a few of our accounts still require a check and a trip to the post office. 

 ORGANIZING used to be my strong point but lately I have been a bit blase—-i have tons of things that need to be put in their correct places but why do that when i can knit?


Tom’s cooking has been INSPIRED BY his desire for meat at every meal, my digestive system and I would love a couple of salad meals thrown in, I am actually tired of meat!  Any meat! 



DELIGHTED BY the fact that we are going to visit Jeanne, John and Maisie this Sunday—all the ride is long and the traffic terrible on the way home we can’t wait to see them all.  

What is happening in your world. 



What is Happening Here

Eating / nothing–this apartment has no food
Drinking / Cool, crisp water
Practicing / Patience—it is a virtue they say
Mastering / Knitting with beads, i enjoy it and slows me down a bit so I actually enjoy the process
Learning / Not to expect anything from others 
Trying / To use yarn from my stash and not order any on line
Playing / Solataire Blitz and Words of Wonder and Mahjong
Finishing / Clue 3 of the Through the Loops Mystery Shawl.and a beaded shawl too
Reading / The latest Maggi Sefton novel–a knitting cozy 
Remembering /Last night I found myself remembering the early years of Catholic school—1959 – 63 
Wearing / black pants and purple and black shirt 
Cooking / Nothing—Tom does it all 
Working / on finding a new place to live and new life insurance 
Traveling / To Alabama sometime this year 
Wanting / more time with all of my grandchildren! 





Sorry for the Missing In Action!!!

I”d love to tell you its because I have been so busy but I have just been so under the weather that blogging took a big back seat, I was able to be online but trying to compose thoughts was not a strong point.  The usual aches pains cramps, anxiety, panic attacks, intestinal distress and general malaise all took a toll on me, and many many sleepless nights. 

I feel like the world passed me by during all of this—there were birthdays and father’s day and operations and I was never asked to even be a part of them but it didn’t make me not long to be involved.  Learning about things on Facebook instead of direct conversation has truly become the only way 90 percent of the people I know communicate with me. The old adage No news is good news isn’t true anymore—its just on facebook. 


Of course I have been knitting —lots of lace and beads, that is fun and when Master Blocker resumes his roll I will share them with you–Image

We are looking into moving again—we have seen some apartments we like, a good hour south of where we are but that puts us a good additional hour away from family. But Tom needs something in his life to be easier and since work is still so iffy–it looks like it needs to be less of a commute.  He dreads the thought of another winter like this past one (although truly he was home through the bad stuff) 

Hope you are hanging in there even though my posting is so scattered.   KNIT ON!!!