Friday, October 08, 2004

(Im)Patiently Awaiting Tomorrow ...

Lambspun here we come! I've only visited there once ... and can't wait to go back tomorrow morning. With any luck, we'll find a couple other little yarn/knit shops around Fort Collins to check out, too.

On my "must-have" list, I already have a ball winder, a darning egg (or something of the sort, to help when kitchenering my socks) and a few more row counters. If I would stick to having only 2-3 projects going at a time, I wouldn't need more counters ... but, just in case ...

My son loves to take road trips. My daughter doesn't. Therefore, he will be my traveling companion, and she will probably be spending most of the day with Grandma & Grandpa.

For those of you who are willing, please keep my parents in your prayers. My dad has had a rough past year. He's been dealing a lot with depression, and his whole life has changed. It's really hard on my mom, too. Maybe I'll elaborate on the situation some time, but it makes me very sad, too.

Anyhow, back to happy thoughts ... It's Friday ... gonna knit tonight ... then go spend more money to buy more things to knit tomorrow. What could be better than that? :)

2 comments:

chelsea said...

Vicki,
Thanks for the compliment on my vest... I just finished my first short row sock and I love it. I hope you have a great trip. :)

Marty said...

Hi Vickie,
Sorry to hear about your dad. But there is hope and good news. I've dealt with depression for over 10 years now and successfully handled a stressful career, homelife and lots of travel. It's just something like diabetes that you have to manage. Here's some tips and suggestions that might help:
1. Get your dad to a doctor (MD) who understands that depression is a treatable illness.
2. Get him on the right medication for him. This may take time, but hang on. The right one or combination is there.
3. Don't enable him. Set ground rules, if needed. Make sure he takes a shower/bath daily, comes to the table, and if you can get him to walk or take him outside. Sunshine works wonders! :) just simple things like that.
4. Listen to him. Make sure he knows you or someone is there to be a sounding board.
5. Hugs and Love and patience work wonders!

Hope these help some. If I can be of any assistance, let me know.
Marty