Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Take Two

I had a well thought out post ready to go, hit submit...and Blogger ate it. So, here we go again.

Yesterday was the sixth anniversary of the day my dad passed away. I can't use the "D" word about him. I will never think of him as that...he's just not here. Daddy was way too young when he left us--only 57 years old. He'd fought cancer for a year, but the beast won. No matter how much time goes by, I'll never stop missing him. He was such a wonderful man and such an important part of my life. We think our parents are invincible, and until that terrible day when he got his diagnosis, I thought Daddy would be around forever. Truly, I never thought the cancer would beat him. He didn't let it win by any means. He fought every step of the way.

The world lost another good man yesterday, Steve Irwin, the Croc Hunter. My heart hurts for his wife Terri and their two children. Steve was another one who seemed invincible and who left this world too soon.

Not a Good Way to Spend a Holiday Weekend
Daughter got sick with a cold while I was at my meeting last weekend. She seemed to be improving but developed a high temperature Saturday evening. Her temp was 102 when she woke up Sunday morning, so we made plans to be at the walk in clinic when it opened at noon. Daughter's diagnosis: Walking Pneumonia. Three prescriptions later, daughter is starting to feel a lot better. Thank goodness for weekend clinics! I was so pleasantly surprised at how fast we were in and out of there. It only took about an hour to sign in, fill out the forms, and see the doctor. The place is also covered by our insurance, so that's a bonus.

Knitting News
I'm well under way with the Wonderful Wallaby. I have 3 inches of ribbing and 6 inches of body knitted and am about to start the picking up of stitches for the pouch. This pattern seems well written and fairly easy to work. As a self proclaimed yarn snob, I hate to tell you that I'm using cheap yarn to make this sweater! Yep. You read it here first. I'm using...gasp....Woolease. Now don't think I've gone over to the dark side! I was just at a point of impatience and had to start this sweater. I also didn't want to invest a lot in the first one in case I didn't like the pattern. So far so good....I plan to make more Wallabies and will use nicer yarn for the future ones.


Blogger amylovie said...

I hope your daughter gets to feeling better. Good thing you caught it in time.


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Blogger Carolyn said...

Here's sending best wishes for a speedy recovery for your daughter.

7:31 AM  
Blogger mf said...

ohhh no! I hope your DD feels better soon!

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Shea said...

Sorry to hear Em is under the weather and I hope she's on the mend now :)

I've been thinking about my Dad a good bit lately too... wishing that he'd known Sophie and her new brothers... September is my month for reflecting I think... so many of my favorite people (g-parents, aunts etc) died in September. We used to say Sept was a depressing month, but then my neice was born in Sept, and now Akyl's Bday is in Sept... so there's some happy things there too :)


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