Wednesday, June 17, 2015
knitting, reading, musing...
Oh, what a bad blogger I am -- two weeks have passed with nothing shared here. Lots of reading, lots of knitting, lots of life happening here. I'm sure the same is true in your world. School is officially "out" even though we still have a few subjects to wrap up (logic, literature, government), and we'll be writing throughout the summer in preparation for an online fiction writing class both kids are enrolled in that will begin in the fall. But let's not get ahead of ourselves; it's not even officially summer yet!
That May "catch up" post is still sitting in my drafts, and soon I'll need to do one for June. This space needs it. I need it. So many memories made that need to be documented in some way, that need to be remembered. It seems that the sand of the hourglass slips all to quickly through our fingers. Time marches on so swiftly, it seems, and like Ann (who I relate to more and more even though I didn't so much like her book when I first read it). I want to acknowledge all those blessings and embrace every single moment for the gifts they are, to open my eyes and see, to really, truly, see and embrace all the life around me and to feed upon the goodness of His hands. Note to self: slow down!
After reading a mention of Heather King over at Ginny's a few weeks ago (at least I think it was at Ginny's -- looked but can't find the post or I'd link to it), I clicked over and wound up buying her memoir about her her breast cancer diagnosis since a friend is going through chemo for the same. Heather is raw, edgy even, but her faith is consistently drawn upon, and the quotes...oh my. I loaned the book to my sister who's going through a hard time (not cancer, but a hard time all the same), so I don't have it with me to share any quotes. So sorry!
It Starts with Food is a borrowed book that I picked up from a friend yesterday... A week ago AnnaLynn was in the hospital for what we all thought was appendicitis, but (thankfully!) her ultrasound revealed a healthy appendix. We've been trying to solve the mystery of what caused her such pain (pain that every single nurse and physician and surgeon who examined her last Wednesday immediately proclaimed was appendicitis). The pain has pretty much resolved, but she's having some digestive tract troubles leading me to look to food. We eat pretty healthy, but we're not purists. As of yesterday, both AnnaLynn and myself are grain and dairy free, at least for a while. This book recommends a 30 day diet of sorts that is supposed to help with inflammation...I'm joining Anna in solidarity because what 14 year old girl wants to give up cream cheese and tortilla chips and toast all by herself? Really, we're just trying to figure out if she's developed some sort of sensitivity to gluten or grains, or dairy, or ??? Please pray we find some answers and she's feeling better soon. :)
Knitting has been frustrating in a way. I had to rip out my Brennan and start over as I got mixed up. Too much going on and too much on my mind, I guess, to get it right. I did cast it back on and think I've got it now. I did cast on a few small projects (a beanie and mitts) to set aside for Christmas, and those have brought me knitting peace after the Brennan frog. My citron hasn't seen much knitting time, but I'm looking forward to a long, slow day at the river to remedy that...
Joining Ginny :)
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