Tuesday, September 23, 2014

My Universe

Me on the shooting range
Hello Fans and Followers -

Carolina Wren living in my mailbox
Sending love to all of you.  Life has thrown me some curve balls this year.  WOW it's already nearing the end of September and I've NO idea where the year went.  Dad was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and much of our time has been spent with him.  Hubs was laid-off, I got promoted with a ton of extra responsibilities, and then things got really crazy.  Let's break it down:

Dad- he's currently in the hospital and has been for 11 days now.  I'm hoping that we will be able to get him home soon.  There is no doubt that there is definitely a decline happening and it's sad to watch.  I'm grateful that my husband has been able to be the primary care giver as well as that my dad trusts him and allows him to help.  Less so for me.  My sister is now getting to know him, and I'm happy about that.  She is still dealing with some of the feelings that she has.  I love her and she's made a tremendous effort.  I know it was hard for her.

Mr Pitt's Socks for Hubby
Hubby - well the layoff occurred just days before the diagnosis for dad, so you know what they say everything happens for a reason.  I believe it.  With the level of care he needs even with Hospice it is not enough and Hubby has been FANTASTIC.  I couldn't ask for a better man.  He's taking this time to determine what he wants to do, care for my dad, and to work on some training and classes.

Kids - Well DD1 - has been made a store manager of Teavana.  I'm so excited for her.  She has a wonderful career ahead of her if she stays on this path.  I want her to follow her dream.  She's a lovely lady and I hope someone realizes that some day and she finds someone to share that with.  She's a great girl.  DS is doing well and started at the community college.  I'm really proud to see how seriously he is taking his studies.  and DD2- recently was hired on at my company so we get to see other every day.  Very nice.

Socks for DD2
First pair of Fingerless mitts - fantastic
Knitting - Off the Needles - Not much really.  I did finish the socks for my daughter.  I also made a pair of fingerless gloves and the honeycomb cowl.  I did not get pictures of the cowl before I mailed it to it's recipient.  On The Needles: My moderne day log cabin blanket is still on the needles.  I needed a break from it.  I'm currently working on sock 2 of the Mr. Pitts socks for my husband.  I love socks they are so easy and fun.  I still have some shawls on the needles that I want to work on, but haven't in awhile.  When my  son moved home and then dad moved in I had to take a part my stitching/craft room and now I'm living in boxes.

Loose Feathers piece - still in progress
Pulled this LK out of hibernation and finished January
Cross stitch - I joined a group on facebook and have been inspired.  I participated in a few SWAPS. They were fun.  I also joined the Shepherd's Bush Fold this year and have been working on that piece, and I also am part of the SamSarah mystery stitch.  I have it, but have not started stitching it yet.  I am working on a Christmas card piece too (I started last night) for another group swap due to occur at the end of October.  I'm attending the DownSunshineLane Stitch at the Beach getaway this year.  It's in Myrtle Beach.  I'm really looking forward to the get-a-way.  I will be participating in a couple of SWAPs and completed a lovely Halloween piece and purchased some items for the grab bag swap.

You know what they say about the road to heaven - it's paved with good intentions.  Well I'd promise to keep blogging more regularly, but I'd rather not setup a false expectations.  I predict things will get a bit crazier before they get better.  Love and Blessings to you all.........................J

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