I’m surrounded
Monday February 16th 2009, 7:59 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends

Ann\'s tulipsMy daughter Sam has been doing the most wonderful job of helping out.  She is right there for me, anticipating when I need to be drinking a little more to keep hydrated, something I need to watch, helping me decipher what the ostomy supplier on the phone is saying, straightening out my kitchen shelves and working hard.  And how many moms get one-on-one time like this with their married child?

My daughter-in-law’s mom Ann stopped by today with some elegant soaps, a bouquet of white tulips, and a hug to make my day.  Her dad had surgery today so she was in town, and I wish him a speedy recovery.

As always, she was thinking of others.  And I am the lucky recipient of that.  Wow.

Sheila Ernst has been ill herself and yet thought outside herself as well and surprised me with a beautiful pair of her handmade glass circulars, in colors I love (“Blue Moon”), blue running to gold and green and in the size, 9, she knew I use more than any other in my shawl knitting.  Some handblown glass stitch markers were in the package tooSheila Ernst\'s glass needles and stitch markers.

And then there’s all the support from all of you.  I feel well loved.  How could I not heal quickly?

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And you deserve every bit, there is plenty of love to go around :-}
I need to send a link to my husband for those glass circulars. They are works of art. I like to keep him primed for birthday presents. My birthday is in October, but you can never start too early, I always say.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 02.16.09 @ 8:27 pm

What a lovely day! I’ve never seen pure-white tulips before. We had some that were edged in red; they looked like someone had blotted their lipstick on the petals.

3 cheers for loving daughters!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 02.16.09 @ 8:47 pm

What a blessing! Those needles are so lovely. Loved ones aid the healing process more than they could know.

Comment by TripletMom 02.16.09 @ 8:58 pm

Lovely spring flowers and wow, the spring feeling from the new needles and st markers. And a daughter who’s supporting your DH and taking good care of you also. I know this (and all of us thinking of you in our own ways) will help you continue to heal.

Comment by sjanova 02.16.09 @ 9:18 pm

You sound good! A lot of TLC goes a long way as well as beautiful flowers and gorgeous knitting needles. Keep up the good work. Now, if you’re looking for some pounds to add, I could give you a few of mine. I won’t miss them!


Comment by Robin 02.16.09 @ 9:29 pm

Tulips can always heal people, ask any Dutch peep!
It’s great your daughter is taking care of you!

Comment by Mari 02.16.09 @ 10:15 pm

I’m so glad to see that you are doing better. Next time pick an EASIER way to get to spend this kind of time with your daughter. 😉

The needles and the stitch markers are gorgeous as are the flowers.

Hugs honey.

Comment by Tiny Tyrant 02.16.09 @ 11:05 pm

A neighbor surprised me with tulips a few weeks ago (for looking after her dog) They brightened up the dining room for such a long time! That bouquet, those needles and your daughter’s TLC will keep you smiling.

Comment by LynnM 02.17.09 @ 12:13 am

Wonderful! Glad you are feeling better.

Comment by Laura 02.17.09 @ 12:14 am

Just got back from Madrona…glad to hear that you are working that yarn!
I love you Sweet Woman!!
Hugs…and hugs…and hugs….

Comment by Sheila E 02.17.09 @ 4:38 am

those are some beautiful things to give you encouragement. Glad to know that you have Sam with you. She will have you on your feet on no time.

Comment by sonya 02.17.09 @ 5:10 am

My my, you have a wonderful daughter to help you out and keep you company, beautiful flowers to gaze up, the ultimate in knitting needles and soft silky yarn to knit with. May we all come live with you? 😉

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 02.17.09 @ 6:04 am

When I comment early I pop back to read later comments. Toni, I had the same thought when I heard there was cheesecake!

Now where are Don M.’s jokes and puns? I copied yesterday’s list to send to friends in my address book!

Comment by LynnM 02.17.09 @ 6:38 am

With all this TLC, how could I not heal? you ask. Do I need to count the ways? Any foolish overdoing could keep you from healing, so don’t. Jennie is pretty smart, obviously, plus she was raised by you, so listen to her when she tells you to eat or drink or sleep. Those gorgeous tuplips and that pretty circular needle will still be there when you wake up, so don’t worry. Behave yourself and you will get better faster.

Comment by LauraN 02.17.09 @ 6:49 am

We know why you are so loved. You get what you give.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 02.17.09 @ 7:48 am

Wishing you even more goodness!

Comment by Channon 02.17.09 @ 9:21 am

I fear you’re getting spoiled. Isn’t it great?

Comment by Cindi 02.17.09 @ 9:43 am

Send our thanks to your son-in-law.

Comment by LauraN 02.17.09 @ 10:20 am

Keep up the good work, young lady. Well, if others want my brand of humor, I guess I’ll have to oblige:
A fussy old widow named Pease
Thought her home was infested with fleas.
So she used gasoline
And her form was last seen
Sailing over the tops of the trees.

Comment by Don Meyer 02.17.09 @ 11:17 am

There you are, Don, we’ve all been waiting for you!

Comment by AlisonH 02.17.09 @ 11:18 am

My advice? Lay back,knit and let everyone take care of you while you heal.

Comment by Eileen 02.17.09 @ 11:46 am

Darn tootin’ woman! Fear our power, and get well, already! 🙂

Comment by Kristine 02.17.09 @ 12:49 pm

Beautiful gifts! Keep up the good healing 🙂 ::hugs::

Comment by Alicia 02.17.09 @ 2:32 pm

what a delightful gift! isn’t sheila just wonderful?

Comment by marti 02.17.09 @ 8:15 pm

I love hearing that people are reaching out.

Those glass needles are truly amazing. I have never heard of that!

Comment by Amanda 02.19.09 @ 3:29 am

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