In the parental/family situation........things are a little better. I have found out that rising tensions are normal (not that it helps to know that really?) but at least it's calming down this week. whew. my mom has her pain under control although the med dosage is rising. She is still coherent and definitely seems to thrive when I'm here which makes me feel really happy. :-)
My niece has a little pomeranian named "Bear" who pines for her whenever she is gone....here he is in the hallway where he sticks his head on the rails above the stairs and looks longingly out the window wondering when she will return...............
Bear recently had a haircut so he doesn't look quite as 'bear-like' as usual. but he is kinda cute huh?
I'm on a 10 nights in Minnesota/4 nights in Los Angeles schedule. crazy and maybe a little exhausting. But for now, I'm holding up. My last visit back to LA was sooooooooooo awesome. Bam whisked me to the beach for not one but two glorious fun filled, sun thrilled days. We biked, talked, laughed..........and of course had the obligatory soy cappuccinos......it was like soul therapy.
Back here again, I made a trip to the ENORMOUS Needlework Unlimited! Whew! Just try walking out of there without spending all the money you have and more than you have. The yarns just go on and on and on and you keep finding more of them just when you thought you were done looking it all over. Karen, the owner is INCREDIBLY helpful and so enthusiastic. Just an amazing yarn experience. I love that store. Of course, I did have to buy the new yarn from Berroco.....Vibe. (along with a few other items! ha!)
Last visit here, I went to the Burnsville SnB and had a gas! Unless something crazy happens, I am definitely planning to go again tomorrow night. What is it about knitting in public with other yarn addicts that is so appealing? I have no idea. But I like it.
The only two things I am really really missing everyday..................BAM and our rock n roll.
I miss my man.
I miss playing noisy loud music.
But I know I'm lucky to get to take care of my mom and help bring my dad over here for visits. (which he LOVES and totally perks him up!)
So having said all of that........okay, my guitar will still be there in a few months when this is over.
Oh, the other thing that saved me in Minnesota? Ikea! Yep. I know it's totally "Consumerism-Share". Yep, that's who I became the day I went there. But honest. I needed a proper bed! When I arrived I was stuck with an inflatable bed and was practically falling out of it every night. Now I have the least expensive (notice I didn't say cheapest?) futon bed. A little on the hard side but it converts to a low sofa by day and guess who sits and knits on it by her new el cheapo Ikea lamp? Yeah..........the room is much more zen now and it's calmed me down.
Now could I soundproof the garage and put an amp in there???????????
okay okay. I know...............
hmmmmm.........in regards to the book...............I have found great inspiration for writing on this blog! If you like to write (which we knitters seem to like to do?!)......check it out. excellent writers blog.