Monday, January 19, 2009

Well, things are definitely better around here. I have heard from Jeni and they are settled in their new home and everyone is fine. Momma is doing okay, I have a great lady who is staying with her while I am at school and that is going very well. She and Momma like each other very much, so that is good.

Today I am determined to do some stitching. For Christmas I was making an afghan with a Gamecock on it for my son. It pretty much fell by the wayside when Momma got hurt. I have finished knitting it but I still have to put the Gamecock on it. The truth is I still have to chart the Gamecock, and THEN put it on the afghan.
I have started a baby afghan for a friend who is pregnant. I'll definitely post a picture. It is a design I have done before, but I am using smaller needles and I love the look, very lacy.

And I am itching to x-stitch. So these are all good signs that I am perking up.

I have enjoyed watching the inauguration festivities on TV and especially enjoyed the concert yesterday. What a wonderful variety of music and musicians and readings.

I have a friend who was there and called me during the program while one of the choirs was singing. That was pretty cool.

So, hope everyone is having a good holiday today. I am hoping for snow so we can stay home again tomorrow.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Happy New Year!

2009 - it's hard to believe isn't it - I will be 59 on my birthday! WOW!

So, my DD and her family left the country Saturday and will be gone for at least four years. I cannot describe how difficult it was to say goodbye to that baby knowing that it will be so long before I see her again. And, of course, Jeni.
Hopefully I will be able to fly to where she vacations in the summer of 2010. Anyway, that is my plan.

My 91 yr old mother fell on Dec 3 and broke her hip. She had surgery, of course, and was in the hospital and then a rehab center for all of Dec. She is home now, but during all of the testing etc. they discovered a malignancy. [Apparently this has been there for a while.] Because of her age, and the results of the tests, they are not going to do further testing. The doctor said the goal would be to keep her comfortable 'for the next few months'.

I got that news on Friday and Jeni left on Saturday. NOT a good weekend.
I'm pretty okay...I have lots of friends, a strong support group. Please keep us in your prayers. I especially ask for prayers that Momma will not suffer and that I will be strong.