Friday, May 08, 2009

Good news, bad news . . .

The good news is . . . it's a girl. The new grandbaby due in September will be our 9th grandchild, and 6th granddaughter. We're excited of course, and I'll begin knitting for her soon.

The bad news is . . . another family member has been laid off work. Our youngest daughter learned today that her job has come to an end, along with the jobs of several of her workmates. She welcomes the opportunity to seek a new field of work, hopefully something of a more artistic nature. She's been doing communications work for about a decade now, and while it has paid well, she's a very artistic person and it hasn't been her dream job by any means.

I picked up this jar in Southern California recently and love the look of it filled with left overs of sock yarn. I haven't had time to clean up the very rusty lid yet. The jar is about a 3 gallon size. I'd seen an even larger one some time back at an antique sale and later regretted not buying it, so finding this one was a stroke of luck.

Hubby is now up to full dosage on his meds for Parkinson's with no side effects other than he seems more tired. Fortunately he hasn't had any nausea that many suffer with from the medicine.

Our recent trip to Disneyland was a very relaxing one. We met friends there and spent lots of time visiting with them and people watching. Dale had a sore foot and didn't feel like doing a lot of walking and I developed a blister on the bottom of my big toe so we were quite the pair of limp alongs! Two of our daughters joined us there on Sunday and hung out with us. They spoiled me by buying a teacup, saucer and spoon set that I was eyeing fondly.

Today I received a gorgeous bouquet of flowers from my oldest son and his family for Mother's Day. It's a mixed bouquet of Lillies, roses, stock, daisy poms, bupleurum, and salal. There is also a beautiful locket attached to the vase by a ribbon. Tomorrow hubby is treating me to lunch at Claim Jumper, or another restaurant of my choice (we'll skip the crowds expected on Sunday).

I've finally finished the increases on the toes of my Poem Sock socks. This yarn is so soft . . . I can barely wait to finish them and put them on my feet. The ride to Sacramento will be some quality knitting time.

Happy Mothers Day to all my friends and family out there! May your day be filled with love, family, and everything that makes you happy.


At 8:41 AM, Blogger Sandy said...

Sounds like you've been busy, in a good way though. Congrats on the new baby news, thats always exciting. Hopefully the loss of the job will turn out positive and give her the opportunity she needs to make the change. When one doors's often hard for us to see another one opening.

What a cool find, the sock yarn in the big jug. Do you plan to use the yarn or keep it for a display?

trying to do some blog visiting this am, as I've been behind


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