Friday, April 8, 2016

I am still here

I am here, but not feeling much like writing these days. 

We have been getting the camper ready for the season, raking the grass, Ä«tidying up.

I have been swimming and have increased my sessions to an hour which is lovely.

I think the cold/flu I had for six weeks is finally gone.  (fingers crossed)

I went back on my full dose of meds after about four days - I am ok, the timing just wasn't right.

I went to the doctor and had all my blood work done and all is well. 

I finally got in to the eye specialist and I need laser surgery to correct the haziness that has developed since I had cataract surgery five years ago.  Early June is the date - so there is that.

I haven't felt much like reading blogs either.  Except Rubber Shoes in Hell.  I always read what Michelle has to say because I feel some connection to her that goes deep.  She makes me laugh and cry, often at the same time. 

I have been knitting, and also un-knitting.  I ripped out eighteen rows of lace this morning because I noticed a mistake, and tried to fix it (major fail), and so resigned myself to removing a whole section.  It was easier than I thought, and only lost one night's worth of knitting and now I am back on track. 

The little ball is the amount I ripped out and have to reknit.

I tried to ignore the mistake.  I tried to convince myself that once blocked no-one would notice it. 

But I would know it was there and the wise words "no-one ever regrets tinking back to fix a mistake, but always regret not" circled around in my brain.

I finished a  baby jacket (for no baby in particular), good old Elizabeth Zimmerman's Surprise Baby Jacket.

and have almost finished knitting Little Cotton Rabbits - Bunny Girl in the dotty dress.  (that's the name of the pattern).

My sock yarn blanket is past 600 squares so there is progress on that front too.

I am ok. 

Just wanted you all  to know that. 

Just wanted to tell myself too. 

Besides I have this little tin of mints that a friend gave me.  I carry it with me always (and the mints are good too)


  1. and you're still here ... and the world, your family and friends are blessed by your presence. May you keep on, keeping on, my courageous friend.

    1. It is because I have such wonderful friends as you!

  2. It's good to have your silence broken and know you are ok and keeping busy and.... here.

  3. Thanks for the update... Not much writing here either ... Not much of anything really ... Your knitting is, as always, divine. You sound content. Content is good. Xx

    1. I miss your writing too, but am glad for your facebook updates.

  4. It's okay that you don't feel like writing. It isn't compulsory. You have so many other things going on, it is good that you are doing those. Illness can really knock a person for six - it is understandable that it will take time to feel stronger again but it is good you are taking the opportunity to deal with your health. It is great that you are keeping up with your craft - I'm impressed with the variety of things you have on the go. Take care, Mary-Anne xx

    1. Thank you Jodie - you are one of my inspirations.

  5. it's OK if you don't feel like doing some things. When you're ready, they will be at your disposal. And for the med, I know it's hard and disappointing not to manage to have less, but there will be a moment that will be the perfect moment. Take care.

    1. Thank you. I am thinking of you too and hoping things are well with you.

  6. I am so honored to be included in this lovely post. Thank you so much. :)


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