So if you're wondering where I've been, just know that since Oct. 3 we have been dealing with the shock of my dad going into a coma. I'll skip all the drama as to what put him in that, but just know that's what's going on. Let me also say that yes, I'm one of those who believes in miracles. And there have been so many trickling through this process. But, most recently here's the scoop: (1) My dad has been vent dependent, (2) He has been running an infection, (3) He was supposed to be transferred to a skilled nursing facility in another state because there are only 3 in our state and they were all full. This we found out during the Thanksgiving holidays. Here are the miracles: (1) My dad breathed on his own for 4 whole days this week! (2) The feeding tube was misaligned, he had surgery to get a new one and they found the source of infection. He also went through the procedure beautifully, still without the vent. (3) On Friday he was able to move into the skilled nursing unit in the hospital he's been in and does not have to move out of state. Yes, he's still in a coma and yes, they put him back on the vent Friday afternoon, but I'm still seeing all the miracles in the process. All the glory and praise belongs to God because only He can make these things happen.
Last night I started and finished a hat to which I will make a matching cowl. I think that will make a cute set. (BTW, if you haven't tried using Red Heart's Love yarn, you're missing out on something pretty terrific. It puts the Super Saver line to shame.)
Since all of this happened, I've been staying with my mom. And gradually I've been bringing more and more things from my place to hers, namely, yarns! Ok, when I look around the room that used to be my brother's, I just see yarns coming out of everywhere. But, I've been using them. On another post I will show you the latest hat creations because this one has gotten pretty long. Thanks for hanging in there with me and being patient while I've been gone so long. :-)
And since you haven't seen me in a little while, here I am. When I look at myself, it seems that I lost the weight (most likely due to stressful times and odd eating habits) that I was trying to lose by running. Speaking of running, I went to the doctor yesterday and he encouraged me to get back to running so as soon as I can get a schedule or at least something to wear for this season, I'll pick back up with Week 9 of the C25K running plan.
Happy 1st Day of December,