Saturday, March 1, 2008

Awake, thou wintry earth-Fling off thy sadness!

Well, If you have nothing good to say, then say nothing at all. I didn't.

It's been a lousy winter. Winter in Michigan, by definition, is lousy, but this one has been worse than any I can remember in a long time. When I can't move around freely, I feel more stifled than Edith Bunker, and I haven't been able to move around freely since November. We've had just about 100 inches of snow as of yesterday in this area - 41 of those inches in February alone. There has been almost no sunshine.

Today, however, was sunny for a few hours. I felt as if I were in a dream. I celebrated by going outside and shoveling last night's snow accumulations.

We're all quite sad because my son's girlfriend was in an accident this week and suffered a severe head injury. She's been in the Intensive care unit since the accident and it's been very touch-and-go. She's such a sweet girl, and my son is absolutely crazy about her. I'm such a practical person, and I'm always looking for ways to fix things that go wrong. This is something over which I have absolutely no control and in fact, no input whatsoever. It's frustrating to sit on the sidelines and wait, knowing we can't help at all. She isn't allowed visitors in the ICU, of course, so we can't even do that.

Well, in reference to the post below, my friend took neither of the kittens. I had to scramble to try to find homes for them. I was successful in finding a home for only one, so the kitten in the picture (Teddi) is now a member of our household. It's been fun having a kitten around again. We laugh at her antics all the time!

As for knitting, I've felt no creativity to speak of, but I have been knitting a lot of baby hats for the Preemie Project. They are easy to do and in some cases you just knit around and around and pay no attention at all. I have also knitted several pairs of children's mittens, which I will add to over the course of the year and eventually donate to some worthy cause (perhaps a local elementary school). As winter loosens its death grip, I will no doubt feel a lot more creative and energetic. I always feel significantly better in the spring time.

1 comment:

Wool Winder said...

So sorry about your son's girlfriend. Praying that she recovers from her injuries. It must be very scary for everyone.