Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Okay, okay, so I've been gone a really long time...

But I have a reasonable and rational excuse. You know how sometimes people just say, "Oh, time just got away from me...". Well, in my case, that's the truth. I've had an extremely rough spring and summer. In fact, I spent, literally, half the summer in the hospital. I don't want to go into all the gory details, but after a month in the hospital, I came home able to walk, but unable to lift my leg up steps so I could not even get into my own house under my own steam. Recovery was a bear for about a week, but after that, it has been completely smooth sailing, I'm happy to say.

So while I could do very little, I enjoyed laying in my hospital bed in the middle of my living room, relaxing and knitting up a storm. In between knitting and watching TV, I did have visits from a visiting nurse, a home health aide and a physical therapist. I have to tell you, I CANNOT STAND the thought of being dependent on others, however, if I have to be dependent on others, I could not have chosen better people than the ones that surround me in my life.

I had the help of my good friends Roy and Ilene, who ran over if I just needed help lifting my leg from step to step, but also brought food and clothing (shorts) so that I could have something to wear in my very swollen state. My friend Mary drove right over with a bag of clothes so I had something loose to wear. She also knew my distress about not being able to get up from certain heights (like my couch and my toilet) without assistance, and saved my life by bringing me a commode that raised up the height of my toilet. Peeing independently is a wonderful thing! My friends Frances, Laurie and Linda came over for an afternoon of lunch (yum!) and knitting in my yard; I had angels come in my house while I was in the hospital and they cleaned the house and did my wash (who could ask for better than that?) and then there were my in-laws, Al and Karen. Now most people, when they think of in-laws, get a feeling of dread. I, on the other hand, am so incredibly fortunate to have these two people in my life. Not only do they run over here at the drop of a hat when I need them, but these two wonderful people took my daughter for the entire time I was in the hospital, took her to camp, took her to the pool club, out to dinners, to a show, and kept her calm and content while we were going through this very scary time. I owe them more than I can ever repay and love them both to pieces. Everyone needs people like this in their lives and I am so fortunate to have friends and family like this surrounding me.

So anyway, here's this picture that looks like a puddle of knitting. Any clue what it is? C'mon... take a guess. I'm not going to tell you until my next post (and who knows when THAT will be, hahahahaha) so try and figure it out.

6 comments:

Robyn said...

Deb Friedlander D'Angelo passed away Friday night at about 11:00 pm. The funeral will be Sunday 9:00 am at the Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels at 44 Wilson Ave/Rt 527 in Manalapan, NJ

Robyn said...

yes you've been gone a long time now

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Cindi Wahlund said...

Hi. Is there anyone selling the yarn listed on Ravelry? Thanks, Cindi