Thursday, March 29, 2007

Mom's Birthday

Mom's birthday was yesterday. I got the wristwarmers done, but they are still sitting at my house. Of course, Mom has gone to her Mom's house, and won't be back until next week, so they can be waiting in her P O Box when she gets home, along with Tucker's bibs.

I am so lucky to have the Mom I have, and to still have her. She was almost killed in a car accident 10 years ago. The accident was 15 days before my son was born, so I remember it very well. It was a bit entertaining to be standing the waiting room of a level 5 trauma center and have a Doctor look at me, and offer to transport me to a different hospital. They don't deliver babies. He was actually relieved when I told him I wasn't there for me, I was there for my Mom and she was in X-Ray. He was pretty glad to get me out of the waiting room, and back in her curtain area. They didn't care to have a pregnant lady in the waiting area.

My Mom is truly an amazing lady. She has survived and endured so much, and yet retains her faith in God and in people. I am forever grateful she is my Mom. As I have told her, she may not have been the perfect Mom, but she is the perfect Mom for me. My Mom was infamous for getting to the gym, just as I was walking off the court when I played Volleyball and Basketball in HS. I am not sure she ever actually saw me play, but she was always there.

So, in the last week, for knitting, I knit Mom's wristwarmers, finished a burp cloth for the great granddaughter of some people I go to church with, worked on my daughter's lizard ridge blanket, worked on Banff for me, and the second sock of the first pair of socks I have knit with actual sock yarn.

I also got the Interweave sock book. I am eager to get to the toe of the sock, because the directions in the Interweave book for grafting the toe, look clearer than any other directions I have seen. It is the drawings that go along with the instructions that make it so clear. Unfortunately, I am just on the ribbing at the top, so it will be awhile before I get there. There are some really neat patterns in there, so I will constantly have socks going for awhile. I need to get another small project going (dishcloth type) that I can just keep in the van. I do lots of waiting for my kids in the van, so it is helpful to have something in there at all times.

And, thanks for the comments and welcome to blogland.


Christina said...

Hey - I'm coming over from Stalker Angie's comment section. I noticed your question and happen to have the answer, so thought I'd share so that you're not waiting around for her to get back to you forever!

GuildWars is actually an online computer game that we play. You can read more about it here:

It really is a lot of fun, but nothing at all what you were thinking. Sorry.

BigAlice said...

I've been remiss in answering your comment. Please forgive me, I've been awful at keeping up with email lately.
I'd love to grab a beer with you sometime, if you happen to be in Portland or I happen to be in Seattle. I used to do software QA before the present gig (writing installers. Oh the joy.) Thanks for your empathy.

Happy belated birthday to your Mom, she sounds like a great person.

Sachi said...

Happy B-day Mom!

Psst! Drop me a line about the KCO... sachi A.T. sachis purls d0t c0m

Ryan said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! I hope your blog brings as much joy to your world as it has done to mine. Just be open to whatever and enjoy the ride!

Denise said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and offering consolation for Rebecca. She is waiting patiently for her chance to reincarknit!