Weekends


Look!  That is the most beautiful acorn ever seen by me - the promises of fall arriving are right there.  I'm giddy just thinking about it.  How was your weekend?


Mine was quite emotional, my father in law passed away Saturday night after nearly a full week in a trauma unit after a fall down the stairs.  Thank you for your prayers and positive thoughts.  He lived a long full happy life.


Today, my husband and I drove to State College to see our son for lunch, and the afternoon outing was a perfect diversion after a stressful week.  We ate at a ramen place and I slurped my messy soup with gusto.  I cannot manage my chopsticks like my husband or son, but I did my best and I was grateful for the ramen spoon to help me along.  They put fresh greens on my soup and I liked it!  Gave me some ideas for home cooking.

In the knitting front, I am one to two rows away from finishing the searing pink shawl (yay!).  I love knitting shawls, they might be my favorite item to knit.  Tonight I will cast off. 

We have finished many tv shows:  The Americans (recommend but violent!), The Crown (recommend) and The Handmaid's Tale (recommend but disturbing at times - I look at my knitting).



How was your weekend?

Comments

  1. I am so sorry about your father in law! Thoughts and prayers with you all!

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  2. I am so sorry for the loss of your father-in-law. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Glad you got to take a little break with you son. I hear State College is a lovely town. Ramen sounds like a quite comforting lunch.

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  3. So sorry to hear abour you FIL. A trip to State College sounds like a nice outing. Have you ever been to
    the state capital there?

    The pink color.of your shawl is so bright and cheery. Will he wonderful during the dreary winter months

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  4. I’m very sorry for your loss. Prayers to you during this difficult time.

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  5. I am sorry about the passing of your Father-in-law. No matter the circumstances, it is hard to lose someone. I'm glad you have knitting and such a supportive family. That shawl will be quite cheery come winter and grayer skies.

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  6. I'm very sorry to hear about your father-in-law, and send sincere condolences to you, your husband, and whole family. Its never easy to lose a beloved family member, and I hope happy and loving memories will sustain you (along with some peaceful knitting).

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  7. I'm very sorry to read about your father-in-law, my sympathy to you & your family.

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  8. I am so sorry Karen. Thinking of you all xx

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  9. Oh dear, I didn't know about your father-in-law, and I'm sorry to hear what happened. I'll keep him and your family in my prayers.

    I want to visit State College, as everyone says it is so lovely. But it would have to be on a non-football weekend!

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  10. Condolences and peace to you and your family.
    I enjoyed The Crown, but haven't watched many other shows. TV and summer just don't go hand in hand for me. I love the radio (and my own iPod). My favorite knits are shawls and socks! I heard the acorn crop is very large this year, which give me hope for a snowy winter (I'm only thinking of our draught and the water situation in the west, as I don't like winter.)

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  11. Prayers for your family Even a long life well lived is sad to see end. We are wrapped up in baseball and only baseball here! It has been horribly humid, but I dont mind it. The a/c is on. I go on the porch, then return to the cool house. ITs all good

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  12. So sorry to learn of your loss. Thinking of you and your family. May happy memories bring you all some peace.

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  13. Oh, Karen! I'm so sorry to hear about your FIL. I'll keep your family in my prayers.

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  14. Sad to hear about your father-in-law. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Yes, that acorn is absolutely beautiful. I love all signs of fall and am anxiously awaiting fall weather.

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  15. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. ~ Jill M.

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  16. I am so very sorry for yours and your family's loss. You are all in my thoughts. x

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  17. I'm so sorry for your loss, Karen - prayers for you and your family. But isn't that acorn a wonderful sign. changing seasons. renewal. (cooler weather ;-)

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  18. I'm so sorry, Karen ((((hugs)))). I will keep you and your family in my prayers in the coming weeks.
    Your knitting is beautiful as always.
    Lots of acorns at my house, too. I am so looking forward to cooler days and autumn colors.
    Much love to you. ♥

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  19. I'm sorry your FIL passed away. There are some whole acorns around here but they're long and skinny. The first time I saw them we were going for a bike ride and I was so amazed b/c in the city I would only see the caps.

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  20. I am so sorry for your family’s loss, Karen, and am sending you love and hugs. xo

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