It’s been an interesting, eventful and sometimes sad late summer into fall. As some of you know, I live in St. Louis, MO. I am about 7-10 miles away from the community of Ferguson which became infamous in the media. I haven’t really known how to respond on the blog because like so many others, I’m not sure anyone will ever know the “truth” and feel the media has treated St. Louis, like so many other places and people, like the latest shiny new toy. Play with us, report inaccuracies and downright lies mingled with the truth, then move on to the next new shiny toy. In this case, it’s Ebola. I will not attempt to explain the events in Ferguson that day because I don’t know. That being said, I also spent every Sunday afternoon for 10 weeks or so visiting my BSIL’s mother in hospice. It was bittersweet for me. My BSIL’s mother was difficult at times when she was strong and healthy, but when her health began to decline she softened and was so dear. I took her flowers and up until the final two weeks, she brightened when she saw them. I have no regrets and was grateful when she was able to finally move on into her next great journey in mid-September.
Now, for the important stuff. My refrigerator died. Not life altering by any means, but still a pain in the rear. After it died, I measured the space. Twice. I went and looked at refrigerators in the store. I measured the one I wanted. Twice. It was delivered to my house two days later. It didn’t fit. Now, I might have been upset years ago when I wasn’t knitting, but now? I know knitter’s can’t count so I just chalked it up to life as a knitter. Now, a cabinet must be removed today. And, it shall be. Grover and I have to walk into the kitchen single file.
I have been knitting. I was spinning a bit when my Peanut came over and asked if she could spin on my Joy and I said, sure! There’s about 8″ left on the unspun fiber and she hasn’t finished it yet. Little Stinker!
I hope to blog a bit more often. I miss everyone’s updates, except Margene who faithfully updates, and Joan, and Cookie, too. I’m afraid I am the cause of the loss of a blog friendship due to communication error. I am still sorry about that one, but cannot correct it because the line was severed. Have a good one, all!