Things have been pretty tumultuous. Mom has been randomly falling asleep and can’t drive because of it. They have yet to sort out why she’s having the problem. Getting to the diagnosis can be so convoluted and frustrating. There isn’t really anything anyone can do until we know what the problem is. It also leaves room to ruminate on all the “what if…” thoughts. Been trying to be supportive by giving her rides when she needs them. Seems fair since they toted my ass around for a long time before I got my license. It hasn’t been much. Just one appointment. Dad is doing ok. Just got his pacer replaced and is feeling sore from that. It’s a routine part of having a pacer. Eventually they run out and you have to get a new one put in. Fun times. That turned out to be an all day affair. His surgical time got pushed back because there were two emergencies. That made for a long day. However, it is important that they tend to the folks in crisis before they handle routine cases. Doesn’t make sitting all day in their waiting room any more awesome though. But I was glad that my Dad was there as one of the routine cases.
Been doing some crochet this week. Has been nice. I haven’t done any in a while. There was the creative crunch for Halloween that didn’t leave any time for crochet. Then I have just been doing other things. It’s an old hat. Comforting to let the yarn run through my hands. One of the most relaxing things that I do. I also like the challenge of figuring out how to make things. I am currently trying to draft a pattern for a cloak and it is a frustrating process. I mostly make little critters. When I get into making clothing it is a little foreign and takes me longer to make things. But I’ll keep at time until I get it figured out. Hopefully the end result will be a cool looking cloak, but I’ll be happy with a functional pattern!
Dragon is doing well. The field hockey season is done. That gives her more time so I have been spending a little more time with her. It’s nice. I’m so proud of that kid and love hanging out with her. Sometimes it’s just going over writing assignments or poetry with her, but I enjoy that time. She is almost 18. Craziness. Time flies by once you’ve got a kid. They are a cute little baby, you blink and then you’re looking at an adult. The first 18 years of my life I the years didn’t move fast enough. Then Dragon came along. The 2nd 18 years of my life have been a bit of a blur. I never really understood what people meant when they talked about the way that time slips away. Now, I get it.
Over all, things have been well in our little corner of the world. I hope that things are going well for all of you. I hope you all gained some weight eating great meals this Thanksgiving. 🙂