Monday, November 19, 2007

OYE!

I know I haven't been writing much lately...but quite frankly SO much has been going on I can barely keep my head on straight.

So...Congrats to

Heather and Serge who eloped to Lake Placid a couple of weeks ago!
Trish and Arthur who got engaged &
Robin and Ronnen who ALSO got engaged and are moving to San Francisco this week!

But with all the good, the sad as well...
A dear family friend, Kathy, has been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. Kathy and her family lived next door to us in Willoughby. I've known them since I was 13 (whoa) and babysat all the kids (who are now in their 20's). Above all, Kathy was a big sister to me and Allison. We spent lots of time at her house after school, eating oreo's and talking about how stupid our parents were. Kathy is strong; a marathon runner. I'm channeling lots of energy into knitting her a very special chemo cap. Think good thoughts for Kath!

On top of all of this:
I'm dog sitting Harry and Luther---I've missed sleeping in bed surrounded my beagles...its very safe and cozy. Although there is LOTS of snoring.

And this was the weekend to set up my home office. Saturday night, 5 hours or so into the project, I started to panic that is was not going to get done and that I was having 14 people over for dinner in a week and the house was TRASHED. But somehow...it got done and the downstairs looks amazing and is ready to welcome the masses for the "After Thanksgiving" bash.

So between being focused on knitting Kathy's hat and finishing the holiday knitting, I'm STILL not allowed to start anything new...So far, I'm sticking to this.

2 comments:

JoAnn, Wynnewood said...

Glad you're back. So sorry about your friend, but glad that there's also good news. I know how you feel about the mess. I've been waiting for an entertainment unit -where I keep all my cook books and knitting books. I have what feels like 100 books on the floor in my living room and I'm also serving dinner on Thursday - OY! The furniture guy was supposed to bring it last night but was held up by the rain. I think maybe this afternoon if the rain stops.
Have a great Thanksgiving. Give lots of thanks for the doggies.
I just got invited to ravelry. Very exciting. I'm putting in my stash - muy embarrassing.
Have a good week.

Elysbeth said...

Good vibes for your friend.