Lots happening here at the rancho. I picked up Baby Boy from the Bay Area on Tuesday. It is so wonderful to have him home. I love him so much. He is kind, thoughtful, and willing to give me a hug for no reason. LOL
On our drive home, we had plenty of time to chat. One of the odd things he always says to me is "thank you for being so kind to me". I thought that with him being an English major, he should be able to come up with a better word than "kind". I asked if he was being flippant. He said no, that he feels that kindness is the most unselfish act of love. It comes with no strings attached, no sense that it must be returned. I had never thought of it that way. When I commented that it followed "treat others as you would want to be treated", he said no, you should treat others better than you expect to be treated. I want to live that way...
And what have we been doing? First, stopped at a great yarn shop in Albany, Ca. Avenue Yarns, yummy yarn and great customer service. We were greeted as we came in the door and several times reminded that we need to touch everything! LOL One of the employees was a young man. He was so incredibly sweet and helpful. Answered every question and just chatted. I love that!! It was great to see him knitting. My son is always working on creative projects, whether it be painting or music. I think he should start knitting or crocheting, it would keep his hands busy. He is willing to think about it, but really wants to do ceramics. Either way, I'm good. If I don't get a new scarf, maybe he could make me a yarn bowl.
This is just one wall...
Little jewels just waiting to come home with me. I showed restraint. I only picked up enough yarn to make three scarves. LOL And a yarn bag. More LOL It's too early to take good pictures, so I'll post them next time.
Here is my latest project. I finished this a few days ago. I did a giant granny square (because that's all I know how to do, LOL) and finished with a shell edge. I really like how it turned out.
This is done with Charisma yarn, Eggplant. I kept up with the sales at Christmas, so I managed to get all of the yarn at least 50% off. And used some extra coupons for another $10 off. A win!
And my latest start? It would be the possum/merino wool scarf for my husband. This is a knitted, ribbed scarf, so it's going pretty fast. It is amazing yarn, so soft and wonderful to work with. I'm using size 6 needles, so it will be a very light, but warm, scarf.
A little update on my dad...he has started another decline. He hasn't spoken or made eye contact in over two weeks. I thought that it was hard when he only said okay, yes, no, or just nodded. This is so much worse. I go into his room and find him just staring at ceiling, no recognition or awareness. It is so sad to see him this way. I talked to my social worker yesterday (really just cried most of the time) and told her how life is not fair. She agreed, but had no real answer of why it wasn't fair. She asked if I still wanted him at home. She wasn't pushing for one way or another, just asking. My answer? Absolutely, I do not want him to die with strangers. No matter how hard this is for me and my family, it would be worse to think that he may have a moment of clarity at the end and wouldn't know where he was. I will not do that to him. So, we continue on our journey...no better, a little worse.
I hope that each of you have a wonderful weekend and spend time doing what you love. Be kind to one another.