Thursday, October 24, 2013

New day dawning

Well, yes, that happens every morning, doesn't it? Not always so beautifully as it did this morning,

but ready or not, a new day dawns every 24 hours or so. Sometimes a new day bring big changes, like today. Today I pick up my MIL from the airport – for good. Her AZ house has sold, all her worldly goods are on their way, and she closes on her house here in town tomorrow. I don't know what to expect or how this will play out in time management and family dynamics. She lived in town this summer, but in a temporary, no-maintenance apartment (which still has to be emptied), not a permanent, brand new house on an unlandscaped lot....

To fight the trepidation that's been niggling at the back of my mind, I focus on what makes me happy. There is so much to enjoy right now – this season, this weather, my horse, my sheep – often in combination!
Sheep in this morning's lovely light, pretty in color or black & white
There's also knitting, one of the world's best coping tools. :-)

I've cast on another beanie; I'm calling this one Purple Paws. I'm taking better notes as I go to write up a proper pattern for those who are interested.

I also cast on a pair of fingerless mitts for an elderly aunt, but had to rip them out. Dark yarn + middle-aged eyes + nighttime knitting = Do Over. I will cast on again in the light of day.

That's it for now from . . .

8 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Praying for a safe journey and settling in for your mother in law!

Mama Pea said...

You have such a good attitude which is more than half the battle when dealing with unknowns.

Even though I was awful and turned away from my knitting when I fell in love with quilting, nothing is as soothing or comforting or settling as sitting with needles and yarn.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Great hide and seek pics of the sheep, looks like someone needs a new larger coat

Sandy said...

Michelle,

Continue your positive thoughts, enjoy your special animals, and your knitting things will be okay!

Susan said...

Oooh! The hat pattern!
I hope that your MIL will integrate into her community quickly and develop a circle of friends. I know it will take a while, and my heart goes out to you - a change in dynamics is always a little bumpy in the beginning. You have a support system out here - use us!

Beth P said...

I'mi hoping for a smooth and happy settling in for your MIL. This is a big change but close to family and a new garden to plan perhaps is just the thing! I love that yarn you are using for the fingerless mitts but I certainly hear you on the middle aged eyes and night time light! Ripppppppp!:D
Hugs and enjoy the weekend my dear friend!

Maureen said...

Love the peekaboo sheepie pic.... so cute! Hope all goes well with your MIL.

Laura said...

I think you should come visit me, and let certain people see how it is to be without you... You could bring Lance!!