Plain Jane Knits Up A Storm

A few musings about my needlecraft hobbies - knitting, crocheting, quilting, & cross-stitch along with my other love, genealogy. While growing up, I used to HATE the term "Plain Jane", but when it comes to knitting & crocheting, I've realized that I really *am* a Plain Jane in that I don't use fancy yarns.

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Location: Northern Detroit Metro area, Michigan, United States

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

The Seasons Of Our Lives

I usually don't post a whole lot of personal information here, but this is the exception as I probably won't be posting a whole lot in the near future. My Mom, who turned 90 in November, was diagnosed back in early October with leukemia - her indolent lymphoma having gone "active". Just before Christmas, she started getting weaker and, in that she has refused chemotherapy, we convinced her that Hospice would be the best bet to let us care for her at home instead of in a nursing home or hospital. The day after we signed her up last Friday, I went over for our usual coffee klatch and found her on the floor. She's not sure how she fell - whether she slipped or passed out - but she was unable to get up by herself. I was able to help her lift herself into a kindergarten height chair, but had to call my DH to come help me get her back to bed. A hospice nurse came and checked her that afternoon, but her hip is still hurting and she's still wobbly. A nurse is coming in about an hour to see what can be done about the hip pain. I've been staying there except when DH relieves me as now so I can come and check email. I guess this is a long involved excuse for not posting much lately and probably not much in the foreseeable future.

The only good news is that being over there and away from the computer so much, I've been knitting a lot and reading. I need to update my books read list soon, close out the 2006 list and start anew for 2007. Back on the 27th of December, Sallee & I adopted the Cover Your Head KAL. I joined back in August or September, I think, but was never added to the list as the previous list mom had health problems. So, I'm starting afresh since the 27th and I think I almost qualify for two "Hat Tricks" (three hats knit for each "Trick") since then. If you're in the mood to knit a few hats for yourself, family, friends or charity, wander over and let either Sallee or myself know. I will be getting on the computer at least once a day (Good Lord willing & the crick don't rise!)


Blogger KnitNana said...

Glad you posted, as I wasn't sure what could be said, and what not!

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Bron said...

Jane, I'm so sorry you're going through this. It's so very hard. Wishing you peace & hope for 2007...

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts are with you and your family.

3:18 AM  
Blogger Shelob said...


I'll be thinking of you, Hat Tricks and all! Those in Hospice are good people. I'm glad they'll be there to help. Take care, Knit on, and know we are with you (whether you like it or not!)

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Lynne said...

Hi Jane. Please know that you are being covered in prayers during this very challanging time. Blessings to you this New Year.

7:24 AM  

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