I'm still here. Really, I am! I really want to blog more often but the last couple of weeks have been crazy! And, it's early Monday morning and already looking like it might be another crazy week.
I got a job a few weeks ago to fill in two days a week for two weeks at an antique/yarn shop for someone who was going out of town. It was so much fun! Yarn and antiques are two things I love. Getting to work in a place where I'm surrounded by that was great! I enjoyed chatting with the people who came in to shop and helping them find what they were looking for. It was fun arranging the antiques to make the store prettier and help things be seen and sell. And, of course, it was fun helping the yarn shop customers with patterns and choosing yarn. I even enjoyed cleaning and organizing the store. Each of those four days flew by fast and I had so much fun. I was a little sad last Monday when it sank in that my job was done. But, I may fill in more in the future as they need me. In the meantime, I've taught a crochet lesson and hope to be teach more. This yarn shop is tiny right now but growing. That's good because we sure need yarn shops here.
That kept me from blogging as much. I've also had a crazy long to-do list and some day trips. There's also been some illness in the family. My dad has been battling with various health problems for months and came down with a bad case of shingles a few weeks ago. He's been in so much pain. Then, last week, my husbands 93 year old grandfather went into the hospital. Luckily, he went home a day later and we thought he was fine. But, grandma called last night and didn't sound herself. She was quite worried about grandpa. He ended up going to the hospital a few hours later and has pneumonia. So, I'm heading to the hospital in a bit to see him and spend time with family who are there with him. I'm hoping grandpa will be fine. He's tough and if anyone can pull through, he can.
I've been doing a lot of knitting. I'm fitting it into the waiting around time I've had. I've been working a lot on a lace knit scarf that I started last year. The ball of yarn seems to keep going and going. It'll be perfect to take with me today though because it's small and easy to carry. And, the rows are short so it's easy to put it away quickly.
I'm hoping this whole week won't be as busy and that I'll have time to do some blogging. I have something to share that I bought last week, Penelope kitty needs a post to show how much she's grown, I have an update on my biopsy. And...hopefully...I'll have a new scarf to post. Oh...and I promised another give-away for February but the month went by so fast and I wasn't able to get to it. So, I'm extending it into March. So, everyone who comments in February and March will go into the drawing. I'll post the prize soon, I promise.
Have a marvelous Monday!