Sunday, May 12, 2013

Don't think I've Forgotten

Because I haven't.

It's Mother's Day.  A day to enjoy the flowers and maybe plant a few in the garden; which I totally would if the temperature wasn't at the freezing mark.  Two days ago I had on shorts and a tank top and felt I was roasting.  Today I'm thankful that though I started to do it, I have not yet put all the wool away.

Happy Mother's Day, friends.

It's also International Nurse's Day which marks the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.  Happy birthday, Florence, and Happy Nurse's Day to my fellow nurses.  This year for nurse's day, I got a raise and a begonia from my employer.  You could have knocked me over with a feather!  I'd have been satisfied with the plant alone, but don't tell my boss.  I'm keeping the raise.

Lastly, it's hockey playoff time!  I know I haven't mentioned it before today, but I've been watching every Wings game even though I admit to falling asleep before some of them ended even regulation play.  Never mind the games that ended in OT.  These west coast games are brutal on my sleep schedule and I've had to satisfy myself by checking the score first thing in the morning.  Tonight's game 7 against the Quacks starts at 10PM.  While I plan on watching, it'll have to wait until after the movie.  Sara is taking me to see Jurassic Park on an IMAX screen.  I'm fully expecting to be to afraid to sleep after that, so I should be good to watch the game.

Go Wings!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Long time, no see


Things have finally calmed around here and my loved one, who was the victim of medical negligence that is beyond appalling, is making improvements and is back at home picking up the pieces of his life.  I've run the gamut of emotion from fear and grief to anger, but that's all settling down now and life for most everyone is getting back to normal.  For one, I think it'll be a new normal, but at least he lived to tell.

Tomorrow I'll return to the work that pays me a salary, but this weekend I took for myself as a breather.  I don't think I could have picked a finer weekend for regrouping.  The weather is cooperating, everything is in bloom and the house is finally getting aired out after our long, drawn out winter.  All I can I say is it's about time!

My stealth knitting has been on again and quite literally off again, and all I can say is, thank the knitting goddesses for the creation of lifelines and my good sense to use them.  Because of distraction, preoccupation and knitting with tears, I've made some pretty horrific and unfixable mistakes.  Being able to rip back to a safe spot has fixed all that and it's a back on thing with an extended due date.  I am at least half way through and have been given a two month reprieve.  It'll be done.  And it will be stunning.  I wish I'd snapped a picture of it off the needles.  As it hung from the lifeline, it was so easy to see just how beautiful it will be.

Yesterday we had a visit from Miss Rylan, who just turned one in March.  She's walking everywhere and kept 3 adults and one dog on their toes for the couple of hours she was visiting.  It's been a long time since she last visited, and her time here was a joyful one.

I hope you're all well and can forgive my neglect of this space and visits to yours.  See you all, soon.