I am making slow progress on the Teal cardigan. I also am working on a pair of childrens mittens. We are short on them for Knitwits. I hope to get a few pair done before our December meeting. I'm making these ones with leftovers from the Navy Tweed pullover.
Life has not been dull the last few days. On Friday night my daughter Sarah called to tell us her husband, Frank, got a new job. They are moving to Massachusetts next month. Wow! That took the wind out of my sails. I really don't want them to move so far away, but I also understand they're young and they need to have adventures, so I'm happy for them. Sometimes, though, it's hard being a parent.
On Saturday night we went over to Dan and Sue's to try out their new hot tub. I had a really great time. I drank way too many Appletini's and laughed a lot. Our daughter Ruth stayed sober so she could drive us home.
On Monday I found out my Grandma passed away during the night. It was not unexpected but, still, when it happens it's a bit of a blow. She had been going in and out of comas the past year or so. I guess I kind of said goodbye to her already because she hasn't been herself for quite a few years. She was such a vibrant energetic person before her body got too tired and old and she lost her eyesight to a degenerative disease. The last time we were together we were sitting on her front porch at the hunting camp watching my uncle mow the lawn and sipping straight vodka, no ice, out of chipped coffee cups-at 10 in the morning. It's one of my fondest memories.
The weather has been cold, gray, wet, and dreary. It's been so dark out today that we've got all the lights on in the house. The clouds lifted a little bit yesterday so we could see snow on the mountains out front. I expect we'll start getting the white stuff in the yard any day now. Today it's a chilly 45F degrees. Winter is very near.
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Live long and prosper. \\//