One day at a time. I've been busy with the kids, celebrating a 9th birthday, getting back into after-school activities, and getting myself back to work. I've also gotten back into knitting, to relax, to occupy my hands, to make things that I love.
Grief comes in waves, and I know there are times when I just pretend it didn't happen. Coping. There is a lot of good left in the world, so much of it in these wonderful kids. It's very hard to see how much they miss their Papa, but they are so busy with friends, tormenting each other, playing video games, learning baseball, learning to read, dance class, Sunday school, getting sick, getting better, learning to handle emotions... if I had been at all worried I would stay in a fetal position under the covers, I now know that isn't an option! At least not all the time. cough.
So, my knitting thing to look forward to is the Holiday Fair the Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. It's at the Village Hall in Sister Bay, and my mom and I will have a table! I will have all my things there, and I am pretty excited. I've made a few more hats to sell at the Fair (it benefits Friends of Gibraltar, and is sometimes called the FoG Fair). She has gorgeous hand made boxes using beautiful fine papers and paper that she's marbled.
It is fun to create. See that Meditation in Motion idea. I do love knitting.
Here are a couple of my new hats: