Friday, June 11, 2010

Getting back in the saddle

That was a longer break than I had expected. Thanks for the patience.

No sooner did I feel like I finally recovered from the surgery, I had a dear friend become suddenly very ill. Sadly she never woke from her coma and passed away on Memorial Day. Before and after that I ran around in circles with helping her family and keeping my kids running to the end of year activities where I could, and then following that, helping her family and helping prepare for her funeral. I've been in a bit of slump since her funeral last Saturday. The busyness meant I didn't fully embrace the pain of her loss, I think. Then I was busy getting Caleb ready for a trip to DC with his 8th grade class. He's on his trip now, and reality sunk in but dear Trudy, wouldn't want me to wallow. I'm going to finally join the quilt guild that she had been bugging me to join for the past few years and of which she was the librarian. I'm going to try and get back to normal.

I'll be back now. Knitting camp is only a month away and I've got a sweater to knit. I'm looking forward to a dose of Jessica - she'll be just what the doctor ordered. And to hear Meg's soothing voice sounds like heaven.

Again, thanks for your patience.


Denise said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend :(
What is knitting camp? I've not been posting to my knitting blog much, still knitting though, but just small gift items... I decided to open an etsy shop to sell them!
Hope you continue to feel better.

Nancy said...

Wish I were closer for a shoulder to cry on....the release you need. But remember that it's glorious Summer and fresh life surrounds us, envelops us in Nature's glory....maybe some fun on the island in the Wisconsin River there in Wausau?

Jessica said...

Oh, honey. I'm so sorry. What a shock. I am looking forward to spending time with you too. Big hugs and lots of love to you.

stitching under oaks said...

I so sorry about the loss of your friend. what a hard thing. you'll be in my prayers as you move forward and work through the loss.

Carrie K said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend.

Camp will be nice, hopefully.

Denise said...

Oh Kim, I'm so very sorry about your friend's passing. That's so hard and painful. I feel for you. I wish I were going to camp just to give you a're on my mind my friend.