Tuesday, August 03, 2010

All I want to do is sit and knit...

That's a corner of the blanket I am knitting for my little unborn granddaughter. I wish I could just sit and knit all day, but oy! that is not my life! I will sit and knit for at least a half hour once I get done with this post, I swear I will!

When you get up at 4 a.m., and go out and run 7 miles, come back in and get ready for work, then work all day, then come home and make a home cooked dinner and do the dishes and get done with that at about 7:30 p.m., there is no time for anything but that stuff and sleeping. Well, I do exaggerate - because I did have time for some phone calls.

And I had time to have lunch with my daughter. The one who is not an alcoholic. We went to a Japanese restaurant. The lovely young Japanese woman who waited on us asked if we were mother and daughter, we smiled and said yes. She got tears in her eyes and said we were "so lucky," her mother is in Canada, and she has not seen her since 2008. She must miss her terribly because she talked to us for quite a while, always with those tears.

I really did stop and consider how fortunate I am to have my children so close - both geographically and relationally. Blessed. How wonderful. And now a new grandchild on the way. It hardly gets any better than that.

I better go knit. I get to be a sober grandmother. Who would have ever thought this would happen?

5 comments:

Syd said...

I just wanted to rest today but went to a meeting tonight after taking a nap this afternoon. There were lots of beginners in pain. I am grateful to not have as much pain as I once did. Life is indeed good.

dAAve said...

Yeah. That special relationship between parent and siblings is special. I truly began to appreciate it after I got sober and then helped make my Mom's passing as comfortable as possible.

AnyEdge said...

What a lovely blanket! My 'mom', the one who is dying, made me a knit afghan as a housewarming present once. It's one of my prized possessions. I'm sure this will be as well, for your daughter or your grand-daughter.

marie said...

my husband's grandmother just died. He didn't grow up around his grandparents as they always lived thousands of miles away. He was saying that he wished he could have seen his grandma more often, especially as a child. I am glad that you have your family close to you and you to them! Beautiful blanket! I love the hearts!

Annette said...

Oh MC...I love the blanket! Beautiful and the color....not the typical light pink. I love that! I am going to blog about some goals I am setting for myself...and you will be mentioned there, so I hope you go and read.

I am a knitter too...but not like you. lol I can do the knit stitch and that is it. I am in a knitting group that is a lot of fun...but I mostly visit when I am there. The group is making "chemo caps" to donate to a hospital and they are using knitting looms....Knifty Knitters I think they are called. I am working on my second hat now. Very simple stuff. Thanks for sharing....you really get up at 4?? Ugh.