Thursday, August 13, 2009

Explanation and hello again

Hopefully you have missed me since June when my blogging life got put rather abruptly on hold. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that my whole life got put rather abruptly on hold. In mid-June my mother suffered a massive stroke and passed away ten days later. It was a shock for all of us, and I have been really grateful to everyone who knows me and who as reached out to me since this happened. It's meant a lot.

Peaches, my mothers 12 year old dog. Now, Peaches, my 12 year old dog

Three days after that, a good friend became suddenly and unexpectedly very ill after giving birth to her first baby. She bravely endured three surgeries within ten days (many of those spent without being able to see her baby). Without hesitation I went from my mother's funeral to my friends home, where I spent the next three weeks helping take care of the baby while she recovered in the hospital and got home and settled. Six and a half weeks later I am super happy to say that she has recovered, her baby is (and always was) perfect and she and her husband are as tired and blissed-out as any new parents would be.

LEB and Miss Kinder soothing baby Nugget

I have looked longingly at my knitting needles and attempted a pair of socks which are coming along. I've purchased tons of fabric from my favorite shop for a slipcover project which I am excited and terrified to start, and I've felt really sad that I missed July's Power Animal of the Month.

June and July were spent in two different states, in two different ICUs, at one gravesite saying goodbye and at a newborn bassinet saying hello. Life is different for me now, but I'm back. And I've really missed you all.

4 comments:

Iris E. said...

Peggy---
I have missed you. I am so sorry to hear about your mom. You have certainly had quite the summer of transitions and travel.
Hope our paths will cross soon.
XO
Iris

therese said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. My father suffered two strokes this summer, but is recovering - it's frightening, though. I can only imagine what you've been going through. Glad everything turned out well for your friend with the baby, though :)

AlewivesGirl said...

Oh Peggy...

I was so pleased to find you back on your blog but I am sad to see why you were gone away so long.

Wasn't your mother in the shop with you the day you bought your couch fabric?

I don't know what to say, except I am so very sorry and my thoughts are with you. I can't even begin to imagine how you must feel but you seem to be coping well.

I am glad Peaches has a happy home with you and your family and if you need ANYthing at all, please give me a call or an e-mail or a visit or whatever.

XO,

Rhea at Alewives

Peggy said...

Thank you Iris, I'm glad to be back!

therese, I'm sorry to hear about your father. That's terrible. I hope things continue to improve for him. Thank you for the kind words.

And Rhea, no, that was my mother in law that I came to your shop with, and she is in tip top shape. Her slipcover has taken a backseat, however, but I'm eyeing that fabric now that things are settling down a bit. I'm too hot right now to think straight, so I'm keeping the scissors at bay for the next little bit!

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