Chocolate to the rescue
Wednesday November 04th 2009, 12:56 am
Filed under: Family,Knit

No ‘Net.

No Michelle’s Special hot cocoa.

I had to start moving all my yarn and knitting out of one of the kids’ bedrooms.  Okay, let that sink in a moment.  ALL. MY. YARN. and ALL. MY. PROJECTS of the last five years, the ziplocs growing steadily with the emptying nest (and perhaps a book or so might have played a part?)  There is new furniture going in that room being delivered Saturday and everything has to come out–and I can’t just toss it all in the other unused kid’s bedroom, because the same thing’s happening in there. Closets? (Have you SEEN my stash?!)

And Michelle is sick and wasn’t up to helping.

Then we got a message from another of our children and she is–well, let’s just say she’s sick, because she is, but she went for the drama. (No, we don’t know anybody like that.)

And I was thinking how very petty it was to be thinking, I’m not even getting my mug of Michelle’s Super Special Better Than Anything (except Coupa Cafe’s) Hot Cocoa nor even my emails nor online friends to escape to for a moment. I did knit. I knit a lot. While thinking, since it was going to be one of those days anyway, that you know, I really should put this down and work on that room more, tired or no tired, but if I’m going to be knitting anyway, I really should be working on such-and-such for so-and-so rather than insisting on finishing this.  I had to keep reminding myself to just *look* at the yarn in my hands: steadily, calmly, steadily, growing, becoming what it needs to be.

To let that be enough for this moment as I put my feet up.  Everything will be okay. And I knew that. (It’s not *that* dramatic.)

Well, obviously now, my ‘Net’s back up.  My sweet Michelle decided I needed the cheering-up of some of her world’s best soy- (but you can’t tell) -based intense hot cocoa, and nobody can make it like her, so she made me some after all. (I’d long since made my own, but hers is better.)  She’s such a sweetie.

Chocolate to the rescue.  Via the post office, too, when it opens tomorrow: closest thing to a hug and chicken soup I can send my vegetarian.

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Aw, God bless Michelle.
I will soon have to organize and move my stash. It’s good to know I’m not alone. 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 11.04.09 @ 4:35 am

Chocolate and knitting – life is good!

As to all that stash, consider it part of your energy initiative. After all, it’s such good insulation in the walls. Heh!

Hugs to Michelle, and you, too.

Comment by Barbara-Kay 11.04.09 @ 5:57 am

I’m sorry you have sickness in your family, dramatic sickness or not. 🙁

I can just picture you looking at the yarn, enjoying the sight. 🙂

What I can’t picture, is your stash. For some reason, I thought you didn’t have one. That all the yarn you use comes in due time, from Heaven, the mailman or the store – when you need it. Talk about a reality check! hihihi

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 11.04.09 @ 6:35 am

There isn’t much that chocolate can’t cure. I had to indulge the other day myself :>)

Comment by Joansie 11.04.09 @ 7:02 am

Chocolate, yarn and some TLC. Sounds great!

Comment by Channon 11.04.09 @ 7:04 am

No, no, I’m the one who makes the best soy-based hot cocoa. Much better than that Swiss Miss garbage…

Comment by suburbancorrespondent 11.04.09 @ 7:05 am

Sometimes you just have to take those moments in order to maintain sanity, or some semblance thereof. Chocolate & knitting can lessen the sting of almost anything 🙂

Comment by TripletMom 11.04.09 @ 7:54 am

I wouldn’t know about knitting to calm oneself, but hot chocolate? Without a doubt! Michelle is indeed a blessing.

But then a little humor can’t hurt, either:

LOT’S WIFE: The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot’s wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted. “My mommy looked back once while she was driving,” he announced triumphantly, “and she turned into a telephone pole!”  

Comment by Don Meyer 11.04.09 @ 10:51 am

Mary’s hard-earned wisdom: When life gives you lemons . . . knit something with silk in it.

Comment by Lanafactrix 11.04.09 @ 2:30 pm

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