Weekends and the Week

 

Hello! How are you? I've missed visiting your spaces and hope to catch up with you all during the week.

 My it's been such a long time since I wrote here. Before I get into what I've been up to this past week and weekend, I want to let you know that my dad went home on Saturday!! He will continue to receive therapies at home and he is so happy to be sleeping in his own bed (just like me!). Thank you for all the well wishes and prayers, they mean a lot to me.

Anyways, last Sunday we drove to Indiana to visit our son, daughter-in-law and grandson and to help out with childcare for the week. Their babysitter was taking a vacation. What a delight! We spent so much time with him. Sadly, he had another ear infection but was quickly put on medication and improved. In their neighborhood they have a local park that we walked every single day. We bundled up our grandson and off we went. He loves to eat bagels and blueberries and goldfish. When I laughed, he would laugh. He is a happy baby. I will never forget how he deeply stare into my eyes as I rocked him to sleep for his afternoon naps (that were too short). What a blessing.

We even saw a coyote!

I am grateful for the experience and the time we spent with him. As you know, I love to come home and get back into my routines. The only activity I did while visiting them was reading books. The crafting, the sketching and the knitting was not touched but I packed it just in case. I also thought I would blog but knew I would rather be PRESENT during our visit.

We arrived home on Friday afternoon and loved seeing how spring has sprung in the neighborhood. The magnolia trees across the street are beautiful!

My husband is fighting some fierce allergies/cold that is kicking up his asthma. I am skillfully avoiding all germs and feeling good. (may it continue!). Frodo is happy to be home, and Holly is leaping about up stairs sounding like a herd of elephants.  How can a cat be so noisy??

In other news, our son and daughter in law are expecting a baby girl at the end of August, so I dug through deep stash and started a baby blanket. Just as knitters do. 


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  1. Karen what a great blog post! Congrats on the new granddaughter.! Your time away sounds like it was really special. You have so many things to be thankful for this week!

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  2. This post is overflowing with good things! Congratulations on the new grandbaby... August will be here before we know it! XO

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  3. You win happiest post of the week. How exciting for another grandchild coming soon. Time spent with grandchildren is the best way to spend time. So happy your dad has been released to his home. May his recovery continue smoothly.

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  4. All the good news in this post (except for the ear infection and allergies)! I'm so glad your dad is home and sleeping in his own bed, I'm glad you got to visit your grandson, and thrilled about your new granddaughter. Of course, a knitter starts a baby blanket immediately!

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  5. Time with your grandson AND a new granddaughter. How wonderful! I love the color of the blanket you are knitting for the new baby. I hope you have a great week.

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  6. Spending time with the grandson must have been precious, especially at this young stage. And a granddaughter.. oh so sweet, congratulations all around. Happy to hear your dad is back home as well.

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  7. How wonderful to spend that precious time with your grandson and his parents. Exciting too for a granddaughter. I have a new granddaughter arriving end of July! My youngest grandchild is already 9. This new one lives further away and will be the first for my son and his wife. Needless to say, I am excited. I am retiring in June. I plan to be present from now on when I am around them. So many times I have had teaching on my mind. Now, I get it...be present......

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    1. congrats! It gets easy being present when with a baby!

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  8. Glad you could spend so much quality time with your grandson. Those times are so precious. The knitting/reading/stitching can wait.

    Congrats on the new grandbaby to come. How exciting! And, the news of your Dad being home. Well, that's just the best. I know he'll recover more comfortably and quietly there.

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  9. What a nice photo w your grandson! And a new baby girl coming in August! Very exciting!!

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  10. Such good news in this blog. Spending time with the grandchildren is one of best things in the world. The stitching, sketching, and reading can wait for another day. And how fun to be waiting for another grandchild! Congratulations.

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  11. What a wonderful post Karen. So filled with positive/good/fun/thankful things!! So good to hear that your Dad is home (and sleeping in his own bed - the best medicine of all). what a marvelous time you had with your grandson and the news of another baby (a girl!!) on the way is exciting. Glad you are back home safe and sound and I know Frodo and Holly are happy that you are home. Sending all the juju that your husband's allergies go away (mine have been nasty this year).

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  12. Congrats on the new granddaughter. I love the yarn color that you chose. I am looking forward to seeing the pattern. It sounds like you had a great babysitting visit with your grandson. Yes, those long looks in your eyes as they are getting ready for a nap are so precious. I wish they could be bottled. I am so glad to hear that your dad is home. Great news.

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  13. oh Karen, what wonderful news on many fronts ... and thank you for sharing it here with us! Love the smiles, and the spring!!, and the promise of more good things to come.

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  14. What a truly wonderful post Karen, I am so very glad to hear that you Dad is back home, you must all be so relieved. How wonderful to have another grandchild on the way, I know that you will enjoy some baby knitting!

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