A Stitch in Time*

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year

Life has been very, very busy lately.

First of all, all the best for a wonderful 2009 to all of you.

I haven't been online at all lately as I had no computer access for weeks. It is odd how quickly one adapts to life without a computer, isn't it?

Here's what's been happening in our lives. On December 15 my niece Windy
Doing some Hosting
Windy, on Thanksgiving at her house

gave birth to Ethan James. He was ten weeks early, and he's doing very well but he'll be in the hospital a bit longer. If you take a peek at her blog you can see his photos and read more about him.

That same evening that Ethan was born my mother became very ill, and she had to go into the hospital (60 miles away from where Ethan is) for four days. We stayed with her the following few weeks until yesterday when we returned home. Our family moved Christmas down to her house, and it was a very low key celebration this year. In an odd way it was rather a relief to have it be this way. I had very little time to shop for anyone. There were no stockings, no stocking stuffers, and it was all just fine. We didn't even have a Christmas tree down at her house, and I never had the chance to put one up here. That's the first time in 28 years that we haven't had a tree! It was fine though just the same. Christmas is about more than the trimmings, and quite frankly it was freeing to do it in such a simple way. I am happy to say that Mom is doing better, and getting stronger each day.

I got some stitching done while at my mom's, so I'll share that in the next post.

On a sad pet note, a few days before Christmas our cat Coco passed away. Our son was 'home alone', and found her in the morning. She'd been fine the night before, so we really don't know what happened. It appeared she died peacefully in her sleep. She was 12 years old and had been with us so long. We still have her mom here along with our other cats, but nonetheless it's sad to lose a kitty! We miss her a lot.

Coco relaxing
Coco 1996-2008

Thanks for stopping by here today.

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