Friday, November 25, 2011


We had a super special Thanksgiving.  The family gathered and shared and loved and didn't want to part again!!  I love watching my family interact.  I could wander around all day taking pictures and listening in on conversations. 
 Later, looking at the pictures I had to laugh at the fact that this room full of nurses and firefighters all have phones in their hands.  Of course the grandchildren were born with an iPhone in their hands, but they have the phones ready because four of five are on call.  
Their jobs lead to lively conversation--from heart surgery to facial transplants to five alarm fire calls to all of them standing in line at Best Buy later that evening.  The young ones play Wii, text friends to tell them how bored they are, and roam from group to group reporting on the pumpkin vs. the French apple pie.
Sweet Granddaughter #3, who had two surgeries within 36 hours just over two weeks ago, was looking especially healthy and beautiful!
The food was pot luck and especially good this year!!  Turkey Cordon Bleu, broccoli pierogies, cornbread casserole, Kow Pad Thai (Thai DIL makes the best ever!), three types of stuffing, sweet potatoes like nothing I have ever tasted and a pie table that by end of day looked like a Texas tornado hit.  (The final vote was for the pumpkin cheesecake pie).

I prayed for all of you, my dear blogging friends!  I hope your Thanksgiving was as comforting and blessed as mine.  I want you all to know that I am thankful for the virtual friendships we have struck and the exchange of kindness and love that continues on the knitting blogs.  You are a special group!!  Happy Thanksgiving...

Life is good!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

More Of The Same And A Review

I've been using the little time I've had to comment on my blog buddies blogs but have had no time to post myself.  It was touch and go for a while.  GD#3 had some internal bleeding after surgery.  After two units of blood they took her back for more surgery.  What a week!  We are all groggy after a week of sitting, waiting, sleeping, more sitting in the hospital.  So, when she was sent home a couple days ago we all fell down and slept like we were hibernating.  I sat in a chair to knit--and went to sleep.  We sat down to watch a movie--and slept.  We gave up and went to bed and slept soundly until almost 10:00 this morning.  When I called DD and asked how their night went she said they had done the same--sleep, sleep and more sleep.  I guess we are ALL recovering!
It goes without saying that not much knitting has been done.  I did grab two skeins of wool and cast on for a felted case for my new Kindle.  DH ordered me a Kindle Fire as an early Christmas gift.  One of the neat things about the Fire is that I will be able to read magazines  (as in knitting magazines) in color.  I can surf the net for patterns and store them on the Amazon Cloud.  I can listen to audio books, download from our local library and watch movies and TV shows.  If I sound like an advertisement for Kindle it's probably true!  I am a techno freak--one of those people who wants every gizmo that comes out.  I've said many times that if I had to give up all my e-toys and could keep just one, it would be my Kindle and that goes double for the Fire!!

I think life is back to normal so I will get back to trying to get some work done without falling asleep every 10 minutes.  I have been known to doze at my computer .  Do any of you do that?  I'll be typing along or doing research and my head drops to my chest but it's okay because I've seen other people here do the same thing.  Nobody ever said accounting is exciting stuff! 
Thanks for all your prayers!!  Life is good.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Did You Get That Truck's Number?

Both DH and I went to bed last night feeling like we had been hit by an 18-wheeler.  One minute I was Christmas shopping online and the next making a mad dash to the vet with two very sick dogs, while on the phone with DD getting information about our granddaughter who was at that moment being taken into emergency surgery.  Whew!!  That's a whopper right?  Well let me tell you--before I got back with the dogs and left again for the hospital I received a call from DIL about her doctor's diagnosis that she is having a cancer biopsy in the next few days and may have to have surgery.  Phul-e-e-e-z-e  STOP!!

One of the worst parts of all this is that the only truly effective thing we were able to do all day was take the dogs to the vet.  Wait--that's not true.  We did a LOT of praying.  I have learned over the years that the most powerful thing we can do in any situation is pray.  Did it help?  Of course it did!!

The dogs have a bacterial infection (probably from eating a dead squirrel or live lizard or such) and are well on the way to recovery with two antibiotics, a probiotic, and a special diet for a week.  Granddaughter is recovering from multiple ovarian cysts.  DIL is recovering from the first surgery and I'm certain it will be discovered that nothing more is necessary except careful watching.  How do I know that? Faith!

Some days you are just minding your own business and a Mack truck hits you while you are walking along the busy highway of life.  I'd like to say I am just going to stay out of the road but it doesn't work that way.  So I'm taking the day off to rest in the healing power of prayer and faith.  No knitting going on, I'm just going to close my eyes and visualize GD#3 healing, DIL being cured, the dogs learning not to eat garbage (we do what we can).  Peace....