It has been a busy summer thus far. Seems like I never have a free second. Good thing I like to be busy!
There has been some sadness as well as good times. I lost a very good friend to Breast cancer a couple of weeks ago. She was three years younger than I. Then I found out that another good friend was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer and another friend was diagnosed with stage four metastatic lung cancer that is now in his brain. Sorry to be such a downer but these things happen. None of us will get out alive. Seems like all I have been hearing about lately is illness.
So I got busy and put together a “chemo kit” for my friend and put gentle soap and calming body lotion, a novel, a word search book, some candy and a hand knit hat in it. Turns out she loved it. I was so glad that I could do something nice for her when it seems that nothing else nice is happening for her right now. I like to think that if I fell ill, someone would treat me kindly as well. She said it really made her happy. I guess we never know when some small thing can make a big difference in someone’s life. Something to think about.
The grandchildren are growing like veritable weeds! Always such fun to see them and play with them. They keep me young. Just last weekend I was running through the sprinkler with them.
It won’t be too much longer and I will be going on vacation and yes,the two of the grandchildren will be with me! Fun times! And I intend to make the most of it. Lots of long walks on the beach in the evenings and building sand castles during the day. Of course, I plan on getting some knitting in as well.
Before you know it the kids will be going back to school. I have already received a “Back to School” catalog in the mail – in July!
Hopefully the store on my website will be open very shortly and you will see books and tutorials there – soon. The wait will be well worth it though.
Please remember to show the people you care about how much they mean to you. Tomorrow is not promised.
Also, please enjoy your summer and hopefully you will enjoy all the articles that will save you time and keystrokes too!