Friday, June 3, 2011


I've been in a bit of a slump with my knitting - I always knit -but lately I have been doing plain knitting - nothing too exciting.  I think it is because the rest of my life has been so crazy.

I have mentioned my part-time work as a retail pharmacist - it is work that I really love - but the 10 hour days just kill me.  So...I've decided to take a break from work and re-enter the world of retirement (again).   My boss, a great pharmacist and manager, whom I will miss so much, sent me these flowers on my last day.  Nice of her, wasn't it?

My other transition is we are selling our condo in Kalamazoo, which has been our "home base" for our family.  Youngest son still lives there, while he attends college and works at Starbucks.  We close on the sale next week and youngest son will be moving into his own apartment this weekend.   We have a fully furnished condo, and the furniture is headed into six different households.   My head is spinning with the coordination of all the moves, and we will be busy with this for the next week.

However, in an effort stop the knitting slump, I started a project that I've been thinking about for a while, and actually had the yarn in my stash waiting for the project.

Bermuda by Ilga Leja
Noro Taiyo sock yarn (I LOVE this yarn so much), size 7 needle

I started it last night and take a look at what I've got done so far. 

We have all the grand kids coming over today, so it should be a crazy day - they are 6, 4, 3, 2 and 9 months old.   I will be ready for an early bedtime tonight, don't you think?

1 comment:

Judi A. said...

I started following your blog when you were in FL, but then and until now I couldn't figure out where your blog name came from. Now I understand. :-) When we moved here it was our 15th move in 40 years of marriage so I have a sense of what you're going through. We had our house up for sale last summer, and then chabged our minds about moving and I am very glad to stay put! I have an attachment to the knitters in MI because that is where I spent the majority of my life and we raised our children there. It's a beautiful state, even in the winter, but we didn't care to spend the winter months in that snowy,cold,dreary "beauty." I know you understand that! We do reach a time in our lives that we no longer want to, or are able to, work those long hours. Nurses now do 12 hour shifts and there is no way I could survive that on a regular basis. It's rough even on the younger ones. Wow, you truly will be needing an early bedtime after those 5 precious ones leave. I know you will be glad to see them come,will enjoy every minute they are there, but will also have a good feeling whren they finally leave. :-) Been there, done that. Our 8 year old granddaughter is with us for a week, and older and one at a time is a real treat.
Do hope your sending/moving things in several directions goes smoothly.