It feels incredibly good to be working again. This last week has flown by! I’d nearly forgotten how lovely weekends are as being unemployed they blend into every other day.
There hasn’t been much knitting, sad to say. About another 1″ on both Tipsy Triangle socks and several designs going on in my head that have yet to be put down on paper. Oh, and the back of Jury Duty is finished. It took three skeins for the back so I’m figuring on about three for the front and then will decide on whether to do the doubled egg shell sport weight for the lace top panel and sleeves. It may turn out there’s enough lavender for the entire thing but I really don’t think so.
Last night WRT and I went to the Days of 47 rodeo, compliments of Comcast. It was FUN! I hadn’t expected it to be so enjoyable! They didn’t have any seats together but our tickets were on the club level so we leaned against the stool-seating area outside the restaurant/club for a while then moved to the expansive area overlooking the shoots. It was great! It brought back so many memories of earlier years. My Grandpa Hinckley taught me what a Brahma bull was with the distinctive hump and how steers are different from cows. I’ve always enjoyed horses, learned to ride when I was two or three but it was my grandfathers who taught me most about horses as well as cattle and general farm life. I’m blessed to have had such great men as grandfathers on both sides.
Heidi passed on a year ago Friday and the emotions were a bit high all week. Overall, it was easier and more difficult than I thought it would be. I still miss her horribly and am so sorry that she chose to leave us. Then again, I’m glad her suffering is over and she is undoubtedly having a far more peaceful existence now. I’ve had numerous dreams about her the last few weeks. The overall theme seems to be that she is watching us, still involved in our lives and smoothing out some wrinkles that she left behind.
My dear friend TJ’s sister also passed about two weeks ago as the result of a Jeep accident. It is so hard to know TJ’s going through similar, though different pain. She’s been through so much the last eight months or so and could use a break from it all.