Sunday, November 16, 2008

Another Year Older and Granny Watch

Yep today was another milestone--one year older. My family didn't let me forget this day. I received some very nice presents and gift cards to one of my favorite book stores.

It has been an interesting week to say the least. My Mom fell and fractured a pelvic bone last Saturday. So all of us are on "Granny watch" for up to four weeks or two months at the most. Doesn't help my lower back helping her get up and down, but you do what you have to do. So when she is safe and secure in her recliner, I lay back down and give the back some rest and suck down the medicine. My sisters and nieces are very much involved in my Mom's care too. We have rotating schedules. When your Mom is almost 88 years of age, any fall is dangerous. We knock on wood that this one was not a broken hip.

Well, going to hop in bed and look at some of my new knitting books. Have to be at work early tomorrow-6AM. Work schedule changed to take care of Mom. We all have some very understanding employers.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

America Has Spoken!

So yesterday, November 4, 2008, was our time as a nation to cast our vote for either Democrat, Republican or Independent. Late last night the votes were tallied and the winner was declared--President Elect Obama. Both speeches from John McCain and Barack Obama were great.
Now it is time for our future new President and his soon to be appointed staff to help all Americans put this country back on track. Economics is the issue that seems to be in the forefront and it monopolizes the thoughts of many Americans. I am very blessed to have a job and a husband with employment. I thank God every day for those blessings. So many Americans are losing jobs with no prospect of finding immediate employment. I pray that jobs will become available to all those seeking employment so that their economic needs will be met.
I am not sure if I can help in some small way economically, but I posted, as a comment, in someone else's blog that we, as knitters, can help by supporting our LYS or LNS. We can also support those within our own states and within the US by purchasing knitting supplies from them. Not to say we can't shop outside of the US, we can. We have a demand for supplies related to knitting, spinning, weaving, crocheting, etc and there is a supply. Remember to check out the resources made available whether it be on-line, in magazine advertisements or your LYS or LNS. I think one of the things that made me the unhappiest, was to see our LYS close. We have a new yarn shop and I couldn't be happier.
I haven't posted any knitting lately, but I have my KnitForKids sweaters knit through #9. I don't have them seamed yet, but I will get to that soon. My goal is to have all of them made through sweater #12 before mid-December and in the mail. Pictures to come soon.