Saturday, December 29, 2007

I'm back!

I just looked at the date of my last post and I can't believe how long it's been since I posted last. I'm feeling SO SO MUCH better, almost back to normal. I'm still seeing the chiropractor and I'm getting back to almost normal energy.
I decided to really simplify this year partly from necessity and partly because I just want to make thing less complicated and stressful. My daughter and my almost daughter put up a real tree and decorated and I helped but we didn't go so crazy. Christmas Eve was supposed to be easy, just six people, my mother, grandmother, my two kids, and my associate daughter. At the last minute my sister and her family rang the bell. Their plans were canceled and they were going to just say hello then eat at a restaurant. NEVER so we rearranged and had a great night and I still had leftovers!

The rest of vacation has been very pleasant, lots of family time and getting together with friends. My usual Tuesday knitting group came to my house Thursday night for coffee, desserts and knitting. I really had a nice relaxing evening.

One of my oldest friends is at the end of her long struggle with lung cancer. I've been visiting and bringing food to her family while she is home on hospice. We used to sit and knit together much earlier in her treatment and some days because of the fog the chemo left her in I would redo most of what she had done during the previous week! Today her daughter asked me to finish off the last scarf she was making so I sat near her bedside and bound it off and tried to make my stitches as tight as Beth's. I'll really miss her.


Katya said...

I am so happy to hear you had a wonderful Christmas! Family is so great, and always there when you need them!

I am REALLY glad to hear that you are feeling much better....I kept coming back and coming back to your blog...I was concerned that you hadn't posted! Phew! Glad everything is working out well for you!

It is so special to have a many young kids these days don't even know their grandparents! Everyone is so far removed from one another. How special YOU are to minister not only to your grandmother, but your dear friend, Beth. I would venture to say that the Lord has blessed you with a little ministry of helps....that is such a special and blessed calling. Not everyone could/would handle it well.

Sending blessings your way, dear Frances! May God bless you and keep you throughout the New Year, and may love, peace, and happiness surround you, always!

Denise in PA said...

...and you thought I knitted tightly! LOL

Denise in PA said...

...and you thought I knitted tightly! LOL