The Good: I finished spinning and plying two of the gorgeous solid colored batts I received from Abby for July's Batt Club. I have yet to spin the other solid batt and the multi-colored, not to mention the unbelievable batts she sent for August's installment. Being my first time spinning this kind of fiber I am pretty happy with it. Room for improvement as always, but still not bad. I ended up with 278 yards. The weight is probably somewhere between a fingering and a DK. And it is 2 ply.
The Bad: Nanny, my aunt that raised me, is not doing well at all. She turned 84 May 30th. She is at the point where she is going to require some sort of assisted living or a nursing home. This is primarily due to the fact she keeps falling, is disoriented at times, at times hallucinating, she doesn't take her medication like she is supposed to, on and on and on. This is very sad and difficult for me. Myself and my sister, Sheila, are her only "children." Sheila is somewhat mentally challenged. So the majority of the weight falls on me. Although, I do not know what I would do without her sisters. They have been carrying a great deal of the weight since I live about 2 hours away. It has just gotten to the point it isn't safe for her and Sheila to live alone. What do you do? I do not know that either of them would be happy living with us. With all her sisters living so far away and in new surroundings. Of course, if she goes to live in an assisted living or nursing home, that too is going to be unfamiliar. And then there is Sheila. Right now I am at a loss. But plans and hard decisions are going to have to be made. And I don't think she is going to be real happy with any of it no matter what.
The Ugly: Hmmmmm, trying to think of the ugly part. Oh, yeah, the garbage disposal quit working Thursday. I didn't think it was a big deal, we have a great plumber at church and I thought I'd talk to him Sunday about taking a look at it. David and I were in Louisville last night, he had a meeting he was speaking at last night and this morning. And we picked up our little piece of joy, Emma Belle. When we got home this afternoon, Jordan informed me that there was water leaking out of the dishwasher. When I opened it up I realized that the water from the garbage disposal sink was backing up in the dishwasher. Nice!!!!! The main sink is okay though. I called "David the plumber" and explained the situation. He is bringing me a little tool tomorrow that I can use to "unlock" the disposal. He said it sounds like it has gotten too full or something and has locked up. Since the dishwasher and the disposal are connected, blah, blah, blah, that should fix it. If not then he will come out and see what's up.
So, I'm really suffering!!! I'm having to do dishes by hand!!! YES!!!! Talk about cutting into my knitting and spinning time!!! Now, before you get on your high horse, I'm only kidding. I am doing dishes by hand but I realize that I truly am not suffering.
Please pray for me, that I have the wisdom needed in dealing with Nanny's situation. And that He will grant Nanny and Sheila the ability to adjust to new things.
I do not like this part of life.