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While I have had some limitations on my usual crafting since my surgery, I have some completed projects which I have not yet shown you. Last year I knit a hood for my daughter. Checking back on my blog, I apparently forgot to take a photo of that. But a... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Life with Nin
Continued from here My GYN’s office made the referral to the breast surgeon after the mammogram and ultrasound and before my biopsy was scheduled and I had the appointment date before the biopsy happened. So did she really think I was surprised by the diagnosis? While I was grateful that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Life with Nin
Outside my window...sun and clouds, a mild start to the morning and warm this afternoon. A lovely spring day I am thinking... about the family who lost their 8th grader this week. Such a tragic event. I am thankful for... feeling good and this respite between surgery and radiation. From... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Life with Nin
Continued from here Our son who lives with us got the news of the cancer diagnosis at the same time that my husband did. I emailed our daughter as soon as I got home from my meeting. As she and her family were leaving the next day to visit her... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at Life with Nin
continued from here Until this time my husband was the only one who knew all of what was going on. Our kids knew I'd found a lump and were kept up-to-date about my appointments but we did not share the "suspicious" description with them. The only other person who knew... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Life with Nin
“I’ll love you forever I’ll like you for always As long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.” This refrains follows the growth of a child in Robert Munsch’s book Love you Forever. We watch the son grow from a baby to an adult while at each stage of development... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Life with Nin
My life was swimming along as usual. I was excited to be starting the 50 hour training to become a Stephen minister. I'd been in our new house for about a year, although my husband hadn't retired and joined me until 8 months ago and I was finally starting to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at Life with Nin
Outside my window... bright sun, cold temperatures, a brisk wind I am thinking...about getting through my to-do list before surgery. I am thankful many, many things. All the support I am getting from family and friends has me humbled and grateful. From the kitchen...turkey roasting, part of my kitchen... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2017 at Life with Nin
It's been a bit more than two weeks since my last post and in that time my life has had a major change. March 6th was the date of my last post and was the day I got the biopsy report and learned that I, like 1 out of 8... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Life with Nin
Outside my window...bright sun. It's not as warm as it looks or as was forecast, but it's a beautiful day anyway. I am thinking...about the busy week ahead. I am thankful for...the people I am taking the Stephen Ministry class with. From the kitchen...nothing cooking at the moment. DH will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Life with Nin
A few weeks ago I lost my hat. It was one of those days that you wanted a hat when you started out the day but didn't need it later. When I noticed it missing I figured I'd left it in the car, but apparently I was wrong. The perfect... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at Life with Nin
Outside my window...thinning fog. It was much heavier when I got up, but hasn't burned off as early as expected. When it does, we are promised sun and 60s. I am thinking...about taking the dogs to a park this afternoon. I am thankful for...the lovely, sunny, warm weather we have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Life with Nin
One of the January blocks, the one on the left, was a real challenge for me, one which I tackled but did not perfect. From a distance, the overall impression is okay, but if you look closely you see that lots of the triangle points are blunted. And, if you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Life with Nin
Outside my window...gray skies, mild temperature for early February, almost the same as last week. At least they have downgraded our slight risk for severe thunderstorms today to a marginal risk. I am thinking...about finding a doctor, one of the things I least like about moving. I am thankful Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Life with Nin
Since last month when I posted on knitting projects, I have made four pairs of fingerless gloves, three for a friend and her family and a pair for my son. They are all variations of the same pattern with various modifications that were requested. None of the colors are perfect... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Life with Nin
As I mentioned in my last post there has been a lot of bookcase rearranging lately. One of the things I found was an old notebook. In that notebook I found something I had written some time ago. It's not dated, but my best guess is that I wrote this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Life with Nin
Outside my window...gray skies, tree branches bending in the breeze, mild temperature for late January. I am thinking...about how to get everything done I want to do today and still have some quiet time. I am thankful family and our generally good health. From the kitchen...potato and onion soup... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Life with Nin
It has become a tradition in our family that granddaughters get a "big girl" quilt some time during the year they are four. In B's case, she picked out the fabric while she was still three. She wanted foxes for her theme, so we got some fabric featuring foxes and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Life with Nin
Outside my skies, then gray skies, then blue and gray together. A few birds at the feeder but they are appreciating upper 50 degree temperatures and finding other food I suspect. I am thinking... about my class tonight. The subject is listening. I am thankful for ... sunlight. My... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2017 at Life with Nin
Some of you may have noticed with my last post that I had finally updated my stash report on the right hand side of the page. Until last week is had stopped in 2015. Actually, as I unexpectedly moved to Ohio in October of 2015, I'm not really sure if... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Life with Nin
Lest you think I haven't been doing any quilting - and I haven't been doing a lot I confess - I do have a series of blocks of the month (BOM) to show you. I have found a local quilt guild and joined in July. For this year all of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at Life with Nin
I've been on Goodreads for several years now, after my daughter suggested it as a good place to move my hard copy "books read" list when I was spending so much time at her house for the birth of babies. Last year was the first year that I participated in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Life with Nin
I've made mittens before, especially for my granddaughters, and fingerless gloves, but I think this year was the first I tackled gloves. If my memory is correct, over the course of 2016 I made five pairs of gloves and recently got a commission to make three more pairs of fingerless... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Life with Nin
Just as the dark skies of dawn give way to the light of sunrise may your 2017 be filled with light. And if all you see is darkness, then make your own light. Shine and make the world a better place because of you. Happy New Year everyone. Related articles... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Life with Nin
It has been far too long since I've shown up here. Part of that has been because I have been considering other directions to take my blog, but mostly it has been lost in the shuffle of moving, settling into my husband's retirement and, frankly, inertia. But today I will... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Life with Nin