Tuesday, September 08, 2015

A Long Time Coming

This post has been a long time in coming because I’ve been coming and going and not much else.  The past three weeks have been a big swoosh in my life, but I can’t complain because it’s all good—wonderful in fact!  Long trips are great for knitting.  I would like to say that Bricklayer Baby Blanket... 
is at least half finished but it is really a third at best.  Other things have grown though, like the Featherweight Cardigan 
and a new project which is a circular pullover for Christmas.

We were multi-state travelers for a couple weeks, visiting family and old friends and finishing it off with the best ever wedding.  I have been to a lot of weddings in my life but this particular wedding settled in the bride’s parents’ wonderful garden after discussions of an away wedding.  It was accompanied by a lovely breeze, sweet smelling flowers, comfortable chairs, a funny officiate and a beautiful couple who love each other so deeply that it brings tears to my eyes whenever I think about them. 

We came home to find that not only had our sweet grandson Christian taken great care of the pups, but he had left us with fresh veggies and a gourmet pizza for a late dinner on arrival.  He put his life on a back burner and moved into our home to take care of Max and a very sick Macy.
                Seen here as the chosen leader of his graduating class (2011)

He had help the first three days when Samantha moved in and took his place in the days before she left to move into her college dorm.

Oh my how they grow!!  Christian is serving an apprenticeship at his dad’s manufacturing plant and Samantha, after two years at a local college, has entered A & M’s nursing school on the Tarleton campus.  Just yesterday Sam had the pups in her playhouse in the back yard and Christian was bringing me snakes from the garden.  I’m sure it was yesterday!

Macy’s recovery has been a long time in coming!  With the Vet’s help we have found a medication, diet, bathing routine that works and has given her sweet, welcome relief.  I am considering adding a second blog to share our journey.  We went from believing we were about to lose her to finally seeing her free of fever, scratching, and inflamed patches of skin.  It’s a story I want to share, especially since the Vet says the whole thing is environmental.  I tell you for certain that I will cook food and treats for these dogs for the rest of my life if I can just see them as healthy and happy as they are today!
                                                      Waiting for daddy
Life is good.



Tired Teacher said...

Delighted to hear that Macy is feeling better. It's heartbreaking to see wee ones suffer, especially since they can't tell you how they feel. I'm glad that Christian was able to care for the pups and give you the peace of mind to enjoy your trip.

Your knitting projects are fantastic. I love the baby blanket - an elegant pattern.

Welcome back. I'm eager to see a photo or two from the wedding and hear more about your trip.

kathy b said...

Hooray for Macy feeling so much better! Hooray for wonderful weddings.
Hooray for family. Wow Samantha is doing so well! She will make an awesome RN. I love your baby blanket knitting. SO pretty. Someones going to love it.
Happy to hear from you Dear Katherine!!!