Lurker 2 wrote:
Have you been busy with the travel to see your Mom?
Caryn put everything very nicely!
Hi, Julie. Seems that I've just been busy what with the holidays, the added seasonal challenge of traveling four days a week on bad roads to visit Mom and a slight new wrinkle in my life. Somewhere around the 13th of last December, a single mother and her almost 4-year old daughter moved into my Mom's house at my invitation. I had met them about 6 months earlier and had visited with them a couple of times in the intervening months. Then quite unexpectedly they found themselves in a very dangerous "stalking" situation. So without hesitation I invited them to stay with me at Mom's and the next day they "moved" in. Basically, the authorities escorted them from their home which is about 70 miles away. She has been able to make one trip back to her property to get clothing, toys, etc, but basically, they have been be "hiding" out. It seems that the danger was averted, but unfortunately, the jerk who caused the problem shows no sign of disappearing. Well, in any case, I've been spending sometime with them getting settled, trying to sort out my Mom's stuff so that they can be comfortable (cleaning out closets and drawers, etc). So it has been a busy season. For now, they continue to be my guests until the whole situation can be dealt with by the authorities.
All this adds up to I now have neighbors, Mom's house is happy with occupants (in my opinion, a house always is better with occupants living in it and carrying for it on a daily basis), and CHANGE is afoot. Isn't it amazing how in the proverbial blink-of-an-eye, everything can change so much!!!
I have no idea how long they will stay, but my life has taken a turn. The little girl is delightful, well mannered, and truly lovely. It is really a joy to be around young ones again. For one thing they are refreshingly honest. One day she was here and while her Mom used the telephone, she watched me sweeping up my kitchen floor (which really needed it) and I casually commented that I ought to sweep more often. After carefully considering what I had said with a look on her face of great seriousness, she announced that I was correct -- I should.
Well, this was a long diatribe in response to your simple comment. Sorry about that, but I've been reluctant to take the time to write anything about their presence. Now we are in a new year, a fresh beginning, and I'm assuming that this will be a year of change in many ways. I'm very optimistic.
Happy New Year to each and every one of you. And happy knitting too. I'm working on the Niebling 2019 KAL. I'm somewhere around row 40 of the first central motifs of what I hope will become a nice table runner for my big table. Am working with size 30 crochet thread on 2.0mm needles. Can only work for an hour or so before I have to rest my eyes. Although the thread is white, it is still had to see something that small. Now that I've finally gotten the piece onto circs I suspect it will go faster. My 2.00mm dps are 6" and frankly, I need a bit more length to comfortable work another motif. I can feel a HandsomeFibers order coming on.........