Sunday, November 25, 2012

November 25, 2012

 I was all set to write an upbeat post about these socks, finally finished after years, and I do mean years, on the needles....but I just don't have it in me.  You see, today is two years since my mom died, and even though I've never been one to mark these kinds of anniversaries, it's getting to me.  So many memories have been swimming around my heart and is bittersweet to think of them all.
The four-day weekend has flown by, and I'm looking forward to getting back to work tomorrow (there's a new one). Ask me again on say, Wednesday, how I feel :) 

There were a lot of starts and stops this weekend, including Christmas decorating, cleaning, shopping and some house hunting (nothing concrete yet, just starting to look around).

Another pair of socks was this time. I also just ordered new yarn to start another sweater for my son.  Another sweater because I got all done with the back of the first one and discovered I didn't have enough yarn for the whole sweater.  I'm still so perplexed by this......if you knew me, you'd know that I can be counted on to buy enough yarn.  Somehow I either goofed up with the total purchased or hid it so well that I can't find it (also unlike me).  So, I bucked up and ordered a light gray (the first one was charcoal), and will cast on for it soon.  I had hoped to have it done for him this winter, but that seems like a real pipe dream at this point......he's a 42 tall. Yikes.

To end this choppy little post, I will share a short memory of my mom.  Mom was an accomplished needlewoman, making beautiful crocheted, knitted, embroidered and sewn items. She always had a project (or two or three) going.  One day not long after I was married, Mom was at my house and I was showing her something I was working on.  I could see how delighted she was that I, too, loved to stitch.  Mom told me, "Amy, as long as you have your needlework, you will never feel alone." I think she was right, except maybe for I feel terribly alone.  I miss you, Mom.


Wool Winder said...

Grief can pop up at any time, but especially on anniversaries. Hope you are having a better day today.


Of course you miss your Mom...and have some days that are sad...
Take care.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Amy, I'm so sorry you're having a rough anniversary. We're starting a new phase with my parents as we have a little part-time, in-home help. It's been rough, but I know it will get better. Your socks are beautiful! I hope today will be a good day!

Kris said...

Hello Amy! I just discovered your comment on a recent post of mine. Thanks for the visit. And I shall enjoy looking around at your blog. Hooray for the finished socks! Better late than never!! I am sorry you were feeling so blue missing your dear Mom. I am sure she is with you though, just as I feel my darling Dad is with me always.
I will be back again!!
xo Kris'
PS Lay Heady Down comes from a dear friend of mine since childhood. She always said it to her kids, and I have always said it to mine.
: )

Gloria said...

Hi Amy. So good to see you, it's been a while. Happy New Year to you and yours as well Amy. Your Mom is beautiful and she will always be shining down on you. ::hugs:: to you and lets look on forward to the new year a few hours away. Your Mom is always at your side dear Amy. Take care.