Monday, October 29, 2007

Autumn slump

I'm in my typical autumn slump. I'm not sure I know why I detest this time of year...maybe the cold, the shorter days, everything going about all of the above!
I am particularly sad this year because my mother-in-law passed away last week after a very, very short illness. I try not to get too personal in this blog because it's supposed to be an account of my accomplishments and projects, but when I am not accomplishing anything I have to explain why.
I am trying to look on the bright side right mil was going to have months of suffering ahead of her, our children were all home (including my son who is in school in Scotland) and I married into a great family. That's it--my cup is half full--things are looking up already.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

A Time of Learning

I have busy learning new things since I last posted.

My husband bought me a new laptop for my birthday this summer. It's a Mac so I am trying to learn how to use it. It's pretty easy, it's just different from what I'm used to and I find I still need to use the PC for many things.

My #2 son is spending his junior year in college in Scotland so I am also learning how to "Skype", I love it because I can talk to him and as soon as I find a camera that will work on his Mac I will be able to see him too!

I learned how to knit a toe-up sock called Anastasia...well, I have the toe done, but that's all because I am also knitting a sweater for my #3 son and it's taking a long time! I have also been getting back into some needlework projects that I want to finish. Here is a photo of "command central"--my phones, my needlework, a couch, a TV and a computer all nearby (oh and the knitting bag is right on the floor!) I'm ready for winter!

So I think you can see why I haven't been posting, but I'm back...stay tuned.