Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Life Happens

Crafting, blogging and reading have all taken a backseat in the past few weeks. A few posts back I mentioned the vagaries of life interfering and unfortunately they still are. In the past three weeks, Hubby and I have attended four separate wakes and one funeral. We have also been attending to the needs of our elderly parents. This has included emergency room and doctor visits. All is stable right now. 
One reason that I am able to write this post though is that I am off from work today for yet another doctors visit. My 87 year old mother's 17 year old pacemaker is in need of a tune-up and we have to explore the options. 
Oh, did I mention that it has also been cold and snowy here on Long Island. It is raining today, but we are expecting more snow tomorrow. I am really tired of shoveling the white stuff.
All that being said, I have been slowly working on my Jaunty Jacket. I have finished the back and both front panels. 
I am now crocheting the first sleeve. 
I got started on this on the car ride to visit our daughter and lend a hand with packing last Saturday. Yup, our daughter moved from Hartford, CT to Boston, MA on Sunday. I have barely even had time to dwell on the fact that instead of being a mere 2-1/2 hours from us she now lives 4-1/2 hours away. Visits will now require an overnight stay. Sigh.....
The car ride to visit our daughter also afforded me time to read Shadow of the Night (All Souls Trilogy #2) by Deborah Harkness. I really like this trilogy about witches, vampires, daemons and the quest to obtain a mysterious book. The first book was set in modern times. The second book was set in the 1500s. Deborah Harkness includes many historical people in this book and beautifully describes the setting. I read this book quite quickly and often found myself lost in the story. I have already started reading The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3). I will probably be very sorry when I am finished with this trilogy.
I am joining Ginny for Yarn Along this week. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are up to.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Best wishes for your parents' health. Your jacket looks great.

  2. Goodness, what a difficult time for you all. I'm sorry for all of the stress. Hopefully taking a few minutes to crochet will help center you again. Good luck with your mom.

  3. Oh goodness, you have been busy and not really in a good way! Take care.

  4. A dear friend of mine is going through the same with her aging sad!

  5. Your jacket is looking great, for all that it sounds like things are tough at the moment. Hope everything - especially the weather! - starts looking up as spring approaches.

    I've heard a lot about Deborah Harkness - sounds like my kind of book. Another one for the wishlist :)

    1. Thank you. It seems that amount of snow forecast for tomorrow is going down. Supposedly we are going to have temps in the 40s next week.

  6. Oh Cathie! Hugs to you. I have a son that is in Boston and that's six hours away and a daughter about to be married and they could be anywhere in the US and Europe!! Fingers are crossed they land in Boston as well. Then I can see two at the same time ;)

    Good luck with your mother, and hang in there, I'll be thinking of you.

  7. I am thinking of you its hard when family move away and I know how it feels to e looking after ageing parents, its a constant worry. Stay strong.


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