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.
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