Sunday, 25 March 2018

Catch up

My kind, courageous, gentle, calm 'boss-become-close-friend' lost her battle with cancer and last weekend I went down country to the small country graveyard where she was laid to rest.   A little over a six hour drive each way was very tiring and it has been a hard few weeks.  How I am missing her!
This weekend I am taking quietly as I have a head cold.   No energy to knit or stitch but I have read a book or two.   Coldrex makes me sleepy, lemon drinks keep my throat happy and the evening walks are on hold.   But this morning the scales were my friend - a total of 5kg lost.   And an email from Kazumi says she has mailed a package of chocolates:( Will I survive that temptation?

Anyway, the Aztec Stitch bookmark is completed and the knitting is started.   Yes, just as the weather is getting cooler I am knitting a short sleeved cardigan.   My efforts to clear my wool stash start with this and then it will be two pairs of wool socks.   I like having projects lined up ahead and once this piece of knitting is done it will be back to Arabian Nights.  Sounds like I am converted to a rotation??

9 comments:

  1. Oh Margaret, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. That was a long drive for you to make. You are so disciplined in your approach to projects - I feel like I've turned into a butterfly.

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  2. A long drive for a dear friend. Hope you are feeling better--projects help and sounds like you have a good plan for getting things accomplished

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

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  4. So sad to lose a dear Friend, Margaret,
    and you blessed her with your honor and
    trip. Your projects are lovely and that
    sweater will be so lovely when completed. Enjoy the reading.

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  5. I'm so sorry Margaret. Feel better.

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  6. Sorry to read of your sad news.
    I hope you are feeling better.

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  7. I'm so sorry for your loss. We spend so much time with our work colleagues, we often know them better than anyone. I am sure you have many good memories of your time together.

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  8. Sending love, so sorry about the loss of your friend x

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend :( I think she really would have appreciated you taking this long trip in her honor.

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