Good Friday morning! Yes, I was disappointed to wake up and discover I had to get up and go to work but what are you going to do?
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There was a sense of deja vu yesterday as I was coming home from work. No, there was not a train drama. The train ride was uneventful. But when I got home, there was a package in the mailbox and it had my name on it! Amy Lane sent me a yarn package. It has a beautiful skein of Noro sock yarn, some bamboo/wool/nylon sock yarn and some Schaeffer Anne in beautiful gem tones. A package of color! It was a wonderful surprise. I can't wait to finish some of the socks that are on the needles so I can delve into some of it. Thank you so much Amy!
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I mentioned to Em that I was feeling kinda strange to get presents in the mail. She responded that "that's what knitters do, mom. We can't always be there in person, so we let the other person we know care and are there in spirit by sending yarn. Who doesn't like yarn?" And I agreed that she was probably right. I do the same thing. It's heart warming to know that there is this community out there and I am a part of it.
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Em's surgery date is June 8. Probably at the ass-crack of dawn. It's an all day procedure and I'll be sure to take a variety of projects so I can flit from one to another as I need to. Two more weeks of waiting and then the healing can begin. Em will have a doozy of a scar starting on her upper chest and down around her rib cage. They have to crack her sternum to get to the spine baby. This bothers me more than I can say. Pk has said the same thing. The idea of our perfect little baby having this done to her body is almost more than I can bear. We'll deal because we have to and because the last thing Em needs is someone else to worry about. But I don't have to like it.
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Monday is Memorial Day here in the US. It means a three day weekend and I can't wait. Lots of folks head to the shore for the first 'summer' weekend. It's not even summer for another month but that doesn't matter. The ocean is probably 65 degrees and way too cold for comfort but that doesn't matter either. The beaches will be full. Too full for comfort. I'll be glad we take the train out of the city every day and don't have to drive in the 'shore traffic' on fridays. We may take a picnic somewhere, depending on the weather. Or maybe we'll just have a quiet, uneventful weekend. Wouldn't that be nice?

Comments

Rose Red said…
Good news about Em's surgery date (not so much about the form of it, I can understand you not liking it).

Hope you have a lovely restful weekend.
Galad said…
Fiber love is wonderful isn't it!

I'm glad they scheduled the surgery and now things can move ahead. I'm sure it will be a relief when the healing can begin.
Roxie said…
That's why they call it invasive surgery. My Bro-in-law had similar work done. They staple the sternum back together and it heals good as new. Em is the sort of girl who can wear her scar like a beauty queen banner, and oh the stories she'll be able to make up!

Everyone is sending gifts to you and Em. What would make PK's eyes sparkle? He needs hugs, too.
dr k said…
i wouldnt like it either, that whole procedure sounds medieval. but it will be over soon. and yes, thats what knitters do! arent they lovely? hoping you get the nice quiet weekend you need.
Jeanne said…
I'm glad Em's surgery is scheduled - and I can totally understand your feelings about it. I hope it goes well and that she heals quickly.

Have a wonderful weekend!
DPUTiger said…
I know the surgery sounds awful, but it's better than leaving the spine baby where it is. Hang in there and have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Bezzie said…
I can only begin to imagine what that's like for you to have to sit thru as a mom. Oye. My youngest younger sister had to fly to Seattle as a freshman in HS w/mom to have a metal rod put in her back (scoliosis) I mean don't get me wrong, I'm sure that was excrutiatingly painful for little sis--but I don't know how the hell my mother did that--and in a strange town no less.
Hugs to you mamma!!!
catsmum said…
no mother would look on that info without some angst but we'll be with you in spirit
teabird said…
I'm with Roxie: that scar will be honourable. You must be so relieved to have the date set, and to know that a few weeks after, things will begin to return to normal.

Hoping for a warm, sunny, and beautiful long weekend!
Geek Knitter said…
Surgery is ALWAYS at the ass-crack of dawn, I think it's some kind of law.

I'll be thinking of you all. Peace to you.
Em said…
Your perfect little baby is surprisingly okay with the idea of being cracked wide open. Truly, this is the easy part. The waiting and worrying and not knowing what was coming next was the hard part of this. The surgery and recovery are good things. It'll be long, and I almost feel bad for you guys having to wait... Almost. And I'll be damned proud of that scar, I've earned it.
GAY said…
I NEVER GO WHERE THE MASSES GO ON HOLIDAY WEEKENDS. FOR ME IT WILL BE A BIT OF YARD WORK AND A POOL DAY HOPEFULLY IN THE DAUGHTERS BACK YARD. MAYBE A KAYAK TRIP??? SO GLAD THE WETAHER IS WARMING UP. NICE TO BE NEAR THE BEACH THOUGH. SO GREAT YOU HAVE A DATE SCHEDULED. HOPE IT GOES BY QUICKLY.
Tinniegirl said…
I hope you had a lovely long weekend.

It is wonderful to be part of the crafty community. It's quite amazing how crafting and blogging join us all together.
Amy Lane said…
My pleasure, Donna Lee--it was fun to send!

And I'm glad Em's date is started... lots of good thoughts her way... it will be awesome to get that over with!

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