Sometimes You Can’t Keep the Peace

I was hoping to make a bit more progress than this today. The finished mitt is the rough draft I made a couple days ago. The unfinished one only needed a few more rows. Sadly, my mother-in-law took up most of my energy this morning. We have been having an increasingly strained relationship over theContinue reading “Sometimes You Can’t Keep the Peace”

Sometimes our shadow journey is kidney stones

I’m no stranger to difficult times. My life has been one challenge after another with enough sunshine and rainbows to get me through. I wouldn’t change it. Often in retrospect, those struggles were some of the best times of my life. These kidney stones, and especially the stent, is not one of those times. TheContinue reading “Sometimes our shadow journey is kidney stones”

“No. It’s perfect.”

This was my littlest goofball’s response when I asked if I should make the sleeves longer or add some sort of hem. I had to laugh. It’s nice to be done. It cracks me up that I refuse to make anything with seams, but will gladly sit here and sew a hundred patches of yarnContinue reading ““No. It’s perfect.””

It Started with a Dishcloth

Our sponges are getting gross and I can’t seem to remember to put them on any grocery list, or that we even need them. I’m almost never happy with whatever I find anyways, so I decided to make several dishcloths with all the cotton yarn I have for such a purpose. It really is quiteContinue reading “It Started with a Dishcloth”

Another Book Done

I’m making my way through those three books I have been reading and finished Life and Death by Stephanie Meyers the other day. This version of the Twilight tale was much more in line with the vampire novels I grew up reading. There was the gut wrenching reality of dying in order to be reborn.Continue reading “Another Book Done”

I Don’t Recommend Kidney Stones

I really thought I’d be feeling better after my kidney stone surgery, but I underestimated the ‘discomfort’ of the stent in my ureter. The doctors all told me it would be ‘really uncomfortable’ and is not pleasant to have, but they really undersold the pain factor. They warned me about the constipation too, but IContinue reading “I Don’t Recommend Kidney Stones”

The ‘Secret’ Husband Sweater is Done

Finishing a sweater always seems to be so anticlimactic. All the hours of knitting, reading and re-reading the pattern, making notes and tallies for rows and progress, the laddering to fix mistakes, the fittings, and months of sitting in a bag, it just all falls flat when I can sit back and look at itContinue reading “The ‘Secret’ Husband Sweater is Done”