Doesn’t little David Bowie look so young? Of course this blog has nothing to do with the song. I don’t recall ever saying I didn’t want to be richer. I just don’t want the burdens and crap that go along with wealth. And, there are so many burdens and crap involved in having and keeping money.
What I did this weekend was knit a fingerless mitt. Honestly. I really and truly did. I have photographic proof. It’s a really well written pattern and a fun knit. I had the first one done by Saturday night. It’s still a bit damp from its bath, but I love it. This is Paton’s good old wool. Isnt’ it pretty? It feels good and durable. Happy Happy Joy Joy!
So, now my right hand is warm, but my left hand is very very cold. This is the Lady Charles fingerless mitt pattern. I have only about 1″ of the wrist ribbing done. Still, I’m happy and it’s fun and I will finish very shortly. I spoke with Lil Bit in Chicago yesterday and she asked me to knit her something because she is cold. How on earth can I say no to that?????? So, I’ll be working on something for her for Christmas and, also, for Peanut, her big sissy!
Now, the ch-ch-ch-changes part? I am adjusting to my new role. Support and caregiver to my Mom who has Alzheimer’s Disease and has decided to accept it and enjoy her life as it comes. I signed on for the same plan. I am working on getting the house in order. I will declutter and toss out and not worry about the little crap. I have asked her to help for quite a while and she has been unwilling or unable or both. Now, that I know it’s mine to do I’m starting. It’s going to get done in little bits and pieces because I don’t have huge chunks of time to devote to the job. Yet, still it feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Acceptance. I think that’s the key here.
We are going to get a freeze tonight. It’s about the right time, but I’m still not really quite ready for it. Ya know? At least we’re not getting snow. I would be reduced to a whimpering whining crybaby if it snowed before the middle of November here in Middle Earth! Of course, it could happen and if it does you’ll read about it first here! But, here are some beautiful flowers given to my mother by one of our “friend” vendors at the farmer’s market last week.
Have a good one!!!!!