I thank those of you who shared Clint's "final journey" with us. I hope you found inspiration and encouragement as we shared the good and bad moments over the last months until Clint found his way home to Jesus on December 3, 2004. As we journey through the next season of our lives, perhaps something I share here will help others who are also making this painful journey.
Before heading for bed last night, I got an invite to Joanna’s birthday party on July 29. This morning I crocheted a handle on the little bag to go with her sweater. I finally did the vinegar rinse on the red vest this morning and followed that with a rinse with hair conditioner so it wouldn’t smell like vinegar. I was ready to begin knitting the bottom border of the second red, white, and blue Milo Vest when it came time to head off to rehearsal. Scotty, one of our college students, will be leading the music on Sunday. He plays guitar with us when he is home and able to do it. I know the young people have to learn how to do things, but this was a painful rehearsal. I don’t think Larry helped him pick out the music so Scotty selected some of the more difficult songs we have in our repertoire. That was not a good plan under the circumstances. Oh well… After I got home, Bill spied a deer over across the driveway in about the same spot we saw the doe and two fawns the other day. He also saw an owl. Now to see if I can finish the vest before bedtime.
I am thankful to all those who said "no" to me. Because of them, I did it myself. - Albert Einstein
The alarm went off at midnight for my thyroid pill. I took the pill, closed the computer, and went to bed. Miracles never cease! I got up about 10 minutes before time for the alarm to go off. I forgot to turn it off so I was in the living room when it sounded. I had a couple of errands to before Fiber Friends so I left a little earlier than usual. I dropped off mail at the Post Office for Bill and then dropped off prescription to be refilled at the pharmacy. All I had to do was remember to pick it up after Fiber Friends. There were eight of us today. I showed all the yarn I got yesterday from Hula Hut. I knit on one of the red, white, and blue Milo Vests. I got to the border and realized I hadn’t brought my Size 4 needle so I put that aside and knit on the other red, white, and blue vest. I did, indeed, remember to go pick up my meds. Bill wanted me to bring him home a fish sandwich from Burger King so I got a Swiss Mushroom Burger as well. When I got home I ate lunch and checked some of my email. I got the vest transferred to the Size 4 needle so I could finish that project. It was 3pm by then and I had to take a nap so I could make it to knitting tonight at The Blend. We had a new person tonight. Peter goes to our Friday night Fiber Friends group and has been going to the Friday night group at the fire station. I think that one has pretty much disbanded so he joined us. He showed us how to do the Zeppelin Bend knot. I learned how to do the magic knot a while back but both Barbara and I have had it come undone so we no longer use it. This one looked more substantial. I finished knitting the garter stitch border on the one vest so I’m ready to bind it off. I’m moving right along with these projects.
Many of my prayers are made with my eyes open. You see, it seems I’m always praying about something, and it’s not always convenient–or safe–to close my eyes. - Wayne Oates
They began inducing Barbara’s g’daughter-in-law at 8am Saturday morning. Barbara slept with her phone and checked throughout the night but there was still no baby news when I got up this morning. It was almost 8:30 when word came that they were going to do a C-section and shortly after nine we learned that 8lb 9oz Claire Marie had finally made her entrance into the world. Church went fine although I was yawning towards the end of the first service. Joanna came running up to me, jumped into my arms, and patted me on the back. I thought someone behind me was doing it and then realized it was her. Sarah and her gang were there for the first time in a while. I saw two more new babies – Ethan and Evan. Ethan’s mother is the sister of baby Elizabeth’s mother I met a couple of weeks ago. Evan’s family was there for the first time. I was home for a short time before dozing off. I pan fried the raw oysters we bought yesterday and that was Sunday dinner. That should take care of my oyster craving for a while. I’ve been working on the fourth repeat of the shawl this afternoon but I’m going to try for a fifth repeat since I don’t have anything else to do with the leftover yarn.
You don't meet people by accident. There's always a reason. A lesson or a blessing. - Unknown
In case you couldn’t figure out what I was talking about last night, we had a cup of Bordeaux Cherry Chocolate Flake “ice cream.” Duh… I finally bit the bullet and upgraded to commercial free service on Hulu. Watching a bunch of shows like I’ve been doing and seeing the same commercials over and over was extremely annoying. That annoyance is now a thing of the past. Yay! I worked on the shawl again today and was ready to start the third (of four) garter stitch sections when it came time to head off to Wednesday night knitting. I only knit about three rows while there. Tomorrow will be a long day so I best get myself to bed in a timely manner tonight!
Life is about using the whole box of crayons. – Unknown