Thursday, December 10, 2009

3 weeks later

My intentions are good with regard to blogging...really. But for the past 3 weeks, I haven't been near the computer except to respond to email if needed.

My Mother was here for the first two weeks. We had so much to say to each other. She hasn't been able to stay at my house in many years as a trip to California was difficult for her (she is 86). Oklahoma is a much easier trip from Texas where she lives.

It was a wonderful visit. She had Thanksgiving meal with us. Helped us decorate for Christmas.

She even considered bowling with us on league night but decided to watch instead as the logistics of walking cane and sending the ball down the lane was daunting. :)

She and my mother-in-law met for the first time. Gary and I have been married for 27 years but never managed to get the two together before. Very special. (And did I remember to get pictures? Of course not! geesh)

We also managed to get together with her younger brother and his wife (my uncle and aunt) whom she hasn't seen in probably 10 years. We had to meet at the hospital as their younger son (my cousin) had a heart attack and was admitted for observation and testing. (He's out and doing well now)

I drove her home last weekend. But no need to feel sad! We will be visiting her for Christmas. There is something to love about the move to!

While she was here, I found a little time to knit in the evenings. And it's for me! The Shipwreck Shawl on Knitty. ummm...yeah....I'm thinking about the last season of Lost. Is it February 2nd yet??

For the past few days, I have had last minute knitting to do for my to-be-released Leisure Arts publication. A couple of additional projects to round out the booklet. Yarn and looms have taken over my dining room table...

...but should be cleaned up (finished!) by the weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing the end results!

So...did you even miss me? ;)


Janet said...

Yes, I missed you! Things have been super hectic around here, too. Thanksgiving was a real challenge this year....not sure why....and I'm not feelin' the Christmas spirit yet. I think because it will just be me and one will be visiting this year. Glad you got to have your mom there with you for a couple of weeks. I always seem to forget to take photos of really special occasions, too!

Janet said...

Oops....I it February yet??

Monica Norman said...

Great pictures, Kathy! Sounds like you're finally settling in and enjoying having family near by. Family is everything.


Changes in the wind said...

Enjoyed your are blessed to still have your Mom. The shawl is gorgeous!!