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Times like this are difficult. Makes me glad Dale's Dad lives next door.


Hang in there. Try to dig into a project and let your tension ease with new stitches.

Diane E.

Here's hoping the tension eases with the Blue Moon. Try that with a slice of orange in a frosted pilsner?


Oh, boy, that is definitely a toughie to deal with. Sorry the in-laws are in poor health. I hope that they recover soon. I agree with Lynn to try and just dig into a project. I find that helps to ease some of my stress.


I hope the in-law situation calms down soon. When both halves of a couple are having medical problems it's really tough to deal - my grandparents were in that situation a few years ago. Hopefully your in-laws are stable again soon and some sort of solution is worked out for their care.

It's so hard to even think about knitting when you've got this stuff going on, Blue Moon or no. Hang in there!

Jeanne B.

Yep, all too familiar in 2006 but my own parents. Hang in there. It's a challenge, I know, and there are no easy answers. Stay strong and know that we're all thinking of you.

Valerie in San Diego

Limbo is a hard place to be, and lonely limbo is the worst. Hang in there!


Know what you are going through. MIL lives in the wing of our house ( what is called a granny flat in these parts) She spent three weeks in hospital before Christmas and the weekend gone was something of a nightmare - popping in and out every half hour to make sure she hadn't tried to get out of her chair without help ( you would find her on the floor in a heap if she did). In many ways it is worse than when whe was in hospital - at least there are trained professionals there to keep an eye on her:-)


Sorry to read that. All too stressful for both you and the Mister. Impossible not to worry.
Hope things settle down soon.
Take care.



yikes sorry about the inlaws.

Dr. Judy

Hang in there, Sweetie. This too will pass. Hugs coming your way.


So sorry to hear that. Little Ms. Ivy and I are around every day while I'm on mat. leave, if you'd like some company we could try to get together. Maybe we can bring you and the little dude some lunch?


Such a difficult time for you and your family. I hope all the cyber hugs aimed your way offer you some comfort.


Sorry to hear of the unease and unrest. There are no easy decisions or events at that age.


Hope everything is settled down soon, and you get your Mister home. The kniting looks intriguing.

Beth S.

Ugh. This sounds like a terrible situation all around, and I'm sorry to hear that even the knitting isn't much consolation. :-(


I am sorry to hear about your situation. My mother has been in a similar situation lately with my grandparents, who are her in-laws, and I know how stressful it can be. I will keep you in my thoughts. By the way we met briefly at Rhinebeck, and I have been enjoying your blog ever since.

Lilith Parker



Sorry to hear about your in-laws. My husband's mom and dad are in their late 80s as well, and similar stuff is happening with them. Such a difficult situation, and my heart goes out to you and your family.

Maybe a simple garter stitch scarf will help center and ground?


Comfort to you and your family.


Oh dear - oh, I am so sorry.


I'm so sorry to hear about your in-laws. It's a tough situation.


Julia, I am sorry to hear you so sad. My DH has travelled since we got engaged so I know no other life than "taking care of things myself" most days. We have three children 11,9,6. One thing he has always said brings him some solace from lonely evenings is having me listen to him, give a word or two of support and the knowledge that I won't let things go to hell in a handbasket (no matter how crappy my day has been)...yeah, yeah, yeah. It seems small, but knowing you are keeping things running for the little 3 year old man while he has to be away is a BIG thing. You are entitled to loneliness and frustration as you watch what DH is going through from so far away. Take one of your local pals up on a day/evening out for yourself and know there are prayers for you and family from NC. :)


So sorry. That is really tough. Best wishes to you and your family as you weather this difficult time. xoxo.


Big, big hugs to you and your family.

I know how it feels. My husband was in Iowa for 2 months (instead of home with me in California) a number of years ago. His father was having open heart surgery for the second time, and his step mother was having strokes. The only good thing about it was that they were in the same hospital, and were allowed to visit each other.

It was a difficult time for us all. It was strange rattling around here at home with just the cat for company...

Hang in there. Big, big hugs.

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