Friday, April 14, 2006

Ramblin' On

Thank you all for taking the time to leave me your words of support. I have loved the distraction and the warm fuzz sent through the internet. I'm not sure that I will be able to get to thank each of you individually - but please know that I'm thankful and truly appreciative.

It has been a bit harder since our return to normal life. I live in a different city and did not often see her, however, knowing that I can not call is a strange feeling. We all have inherited her sense of humor (among other things) and have found this a great coping mechanism. Grandma was very particular with her things and was a bit of a pack rat. I was cleaning out her art supply cabinet (more on this later) and repeatedly dropped boxes of things. I was all jelly fingers. The theory floating around was that she was pissed and was trying to tell me to quit touching her stuff (most of it was being donated to the residence in which she lived.)

Rob and I purchased a lotto ticket the other night - we figure that we probably will never have as much of a chance of winning as we do this week. She would totally let us win if she had her way.

I have spent the last few days trying to catch up at work. Between Jury duty, my trip to NYC, and my trip home to ROC I haven't been in the office much. I have also been waiting for the other shoe to drop. First Ms. Melanie finding her way in out of hospitals and then Grandma...I'm waiting for the third thing to find its way to me. Bad things ALWAYS come in threes.

I did get to spend some time QT with my favorite new mom these past few days. This woman is my hero. For realises. She is so brave and graceful. Go show her some love. Her attitude has made me truly put everything back into perspective. And the hot doctors that seem to travel around her, well, they help too. ;)

To add to the rambling falling out of me today...

A huge box awaited me upon my return on Monday. It was a belated birthday gift from my BFF Juli.

A horrible picture - it was dark outside.

Ain't it awesome. Juli is an incredible potter (is that the right word?) And she made this 'specially for me. Her hubber (the soon to be recipiant of my tetrahymena creation) did the wood work. They rock.

Just because this blog needs a little pick-me are some of my favorite rugrats. Neala and Noah, True love Always.

These were taken during my birthday trip to Vermont. These two baby buttons are about 3 months apart. It amazes me to see the developmental differences in the short distance between their ages. The adults were sitting around the table shooting the shit and the kids were getting antsy. So, the moms plopped them on the table and I handed them all things knitting that couldn't fit down their throats.

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Anonymous Cara said...

Glad to see you back. Been thinking on you a lot. The third thing's not coming. Don't sweat it sweet pea! Love you!

4/14/2006 8:44 PM  
Blogger Norma said...

And they were apparently drinking enough beer to keep them quiet, too......:D

4/14/2006 9:21 PM  
Anonymous melanie said...

aw shucks, ya done made me blush. you know, i never could have been so brave and graceful without your visits, and let's face it, the right coffee. love you schnuckums.

4/14/2006 10:28 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Wow, that knit sculpture is stunning! What good friends you have. And I'm with Cara - don't worry about a third thing!

4/14/2006 10:30 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

You can use my husband as the third disaster.

Were two knitters born that day on the table??

4/15/2006 6:05 AM  
Blogger Carole said...

Glad you're home. I imagine you'll feel a bit scattered for a while. Love the knit pottery artwork! And the babies! There's nothing like pictures of babies to cheer up a blog post.

4/15/2006 6:19 AM  
Blogger margene said...

The pottery is so fabulous...beautiful artwork and so thoughtful.
The babies are darling and look very happy to be playing with knitting. Surely it will get into their blood and we helped to create two knitters.
Hugs to you Wendy!

4/15/2006 7:54 AM  
Blogger Gwen said...

We call that the 'poltergeist effect' around my's a pretty basic coping mechanism, I think. When my Dad died, we all started losing keys and cell phones and wallets, just like he used to; and there's been tons of trouble with the lightbulbs. (My parents always used to argue about those - Mom wanted the long-lasting ones, Dad thought they were just the same as the cheaper ones.) Then again, maybe we just notice it more...

4/15/2006 10:44 PM  
Anonymous juli said...

grandma's spirit will always be with you. when you called and left me a message i was getting ready to call you and (before i even know) thinking about grandma getting down with jesus. she was being so funny, dancing and laughing...and the silly kind of dancing not the serious kind...just pure elation and giggles. it made me smile.
you're too fun to poste me (i do LOVE my sweater) and our artwork (it was going to be way better and it was going to say bookish but it would have been so heavy the wall may have fallen when you tried to hang it...but it did turn out pretty cute anyway...)
love you

4/16/2006 10:35 PM  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

Oh, yeah! My favorite pic is the one with the beer cans, wine bottles, and baby bottle. ; ) They are adorable...

4/17/2006 10:00 AM  
Blogger Nik said...

that "knit" plaque is awesome. I wish I had one. Wait, can i have yours?

4/17/2006 4:53 PM  
Blogger Cathi said...

Sooo cool- love the plaque. And thanks for the update on Melanie. I needed that.

Also- love the baby bottles right next to the beer. Awesome.

4/17/2006 10:53 PM  

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