Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Here we go again....

So, it's been over a year and a half since I last blogged....lots of good reasons...lots of life changes.....
Big breath....I got separated...I am getting divorced.
That was easier to write than expected. Such a small word for such a big change.
Yes, we sold the house...but, I myself, bought a new house. Much smaller, much older, much, much closer to work. Such an adorable cute house. I love it.
The daughter has grown up, moved out of state, and is pursuing her dream...working hard, learning life lessons, independently. Guess we did a good job. Miss her LIKE CRAZY!
I am OFFICIALLY middle aged. Over 50.
Took myself to ITALY for two weeks for my birthday. Best. Vacation. Of. My. Life. Ate gelato three times a day sometimes. Felt like a cliche'. But loved it. And will go back!
Still catching babies. A lot.
Still teaching at the University. A little.
Started working with SART as well...I'm SANE...(google it)..still the acronym makes me giggle inappropriately.
Losses....Tucker man...beautiful, loyal furfriend......hemangiosarcoma off his pancreas...passed away in April of this year. Peacefully. Surrounded by love.
Grandma Clara. Would have been 90 in July. Passed away peacefully May 11. I was holding her hand. It felt like....a soap bubble popped.....I looked down and she was gone. Miss. Her. Like. Crazy....more than I ever thought I would. Really. Still getting used to her being gone. Still see things at the store and think "oh, she will like this"....and realize belatedly that she's gone.
So many many changes. And yet...I still knit. I still catch babies. I still am me.
I think, it is time to start blogging again.
If you are still out there and reading this...let me know...

10 comments:

Laura Jane said...

I'm here, I'm here my friend.

Wow, was wondering where you were, sounds like Big Times you've been having Lisa!

I just turned 50 this week myself. And I've had a big blogbreak as well. I started a new job with the government homebirth program. On vacation currently and flying out for a break tomorrow.

So sorry to hear your bad news, and bless Grandma Clara, I really feel for you. Thats a lot of change and sorrow to deal with in 18 months.

I'm glad about Italy,your new house and the catching babies, and knitting too.

Look forward to hearing from you again.

Della said...

I'm here. I missed your posts. I'm so sorry for your losses! I'm so happy that you have a positive attitude. I hope to see pictures. You've always posted such interesting pictures. :) ~Della

amy said...

I've been waiting for your return. I'm sorry to hear about the deaths you've faced in the past year & a half, but also heartened to hear of your courage. Keep knitting! Readers are here & waiting. :)

Scrabblequeen said...

I'm sooo gald you're back! I've been trying very hard to be patient while waiting for this day. Picutres of trips are good...but, then, so is knitting, whenever you find time for that..

Marie said...

I'm glad to see you back. There is a saying that "life is what happens while you're making your plans." It sounds like you're having a life, but it also sounds like you are strong and able to deal with it. Not always fun, but sometimes we don't have any other choices.

So welcome back. Keep knitting. Do all the things you've ever wanted to do...

And thanks for blogging again!

Holly said...

glad to read your blog again cousin

Mags said...

Glad to see you back blogging again! Sounds like you've been through a lot of big changes! In a short span of time too! There's always knitting though...

Italy sounds great! I'm heading there in 2012!

Suzanne said...

Yay! You're back!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you are back. I am so sorry for the losses but so glad you are concentrating on you and continue to do what you love. All the best and I hope you will continue to blog, I always enjoy reading and seeing your pictures.

Barbara

KnitOn said...

Still reading your blog. I stopped blogging for a while but I'm back too. I'm so sorry for your loss I'm still getting over my grandparents who sadly passed away about 5 and 6 years ago. I promise you it gets easier but you'll still have your moments when you miss them. Knit On!!