Saturday 9 January 2010

home again, home again, jiggedy-jig

WM and I have been home since Tuesday evening and the previous three weeks seems like a distant bad memory. We have both had a massage, I've seen the doctor and had my hair cut and coloured - all appointments that had to be cancelled before we rushed off.

Since Tuesday I have watched some television (mostly tennis), knitted, blocked a baby blanket, sewed in some ends on another blanket and read most of Pride and Prejudice. I started it yesterday afternoon and am now at Chapter 47. I have played several games of Bejewelled, caught up with all the messages on the Knit4Charities message board (around 260 of them), read blogs, written drafts for three posts and will soon get around to taking photos.

Stretched out in front of me are four more glorious unplanned weeks. Time to watch the tennis, knit, nap, read and do the other hobbies that get put aside during term time. Underlying and over-shadowing those weeks however, is the knowledge that dad is dying and that, at any moment, we may have to put our holiday lives aside and make the return trip north.

At the beginning of December I had seriously been considering closing down my blog; I had lost the motivation to write and didn't think anyone would really notice my absence. But, during the height of the family crisis, expressing my pain on my blog was a blessed relief and I truly appreciate all the well wishes that came my way. You guys supported me through a very difficult time and I'm so grateful. "Thanks" is so inadequate but has never been meant more sincerely.


  1. As you already know; you are such a strong lovely person; I thank YOU for sharing with us. I know that just venting to a computer lets all my troubles go. Don't ever feel like carrying a burden; Friends are there to carry the burden with you. God is the 1st in line.

    Leaving a parent is hard; when all you want to do is just stay and hug; share. (will send PM)

    Please don't delete your blog; How will we get all our cluckiness due in February. My goodness I am impatiently waiting. Mind you we have a family member due now!!!

    Prayers, love and hugs.

  2. Blog friendships are different but they are still friendships...
    We care. Glad you are home.

  3. Oh Lynne, I am so sorry to hear about your dad, it must be so hard for you to have to leave him. Please dont stop blogging as I always find my friendships online sometimes even more supportive than others, and it does help you to be able to express yourself somewhere when you need to. Lots of hugs xxxx

  4. Glad you are home and have had a relaxing time so far, looking after yourselves! Glad you've got more time off ahead of you.

    I could never have imagined when I started my blog the friendship and support it would bring me. It's amazing isn't it.

  5. I am so glad that you are getting this quiet time at home after the last three weeks. But I am so sorry to hear about your dad. This is a very rough time, and it's good to know that you have a place to write about it and to get the support that you need!

  6. I'm glad you didn't close down the blog. If nothing else it has been a way for you to express some of your trials in a different forum where you have gained some support for the process you are going through. Every little bit helps at times like these.


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