Monday, February 25, 2013

Reclaiming the Blog

So it's been how many years since I've updated? Over two?
My friends keep telling me I should start a blog and I had this one sitting here, so I am going with it.

I'm not sure what to say about the last two years. I believe that most people who follow this blog are friends and family, but just in's a brief run down:

I graduated with my Master's degree in Counseling in May of 2011. Around this time, my mom was diagnosed with cancer. I was glad I had graduated so I was able to spend some time with her in Atlanta, after she had the tumor removed from her ureter. I started looking for a job and found a part-time position as a researcher at the local archives. The job was only temporary and ran out around Thanksgiving. The good thing was, I was able to spend a nice long visit with my mom while she went through chemotherapy over the holidays.

I got back to California in January and began looking for a job again. At the end of January, I got really sick. For weeks, I was ill, stiff neck, chills...I went to the doctor three times, the ER once, I kept getting sent home. Then at the beginning of February, 2012 I woke up very sick, with vomiting and a high fever. I called my mom and 911. I remember about 2 hours in the ER, the next thing I know I'm waking up from a coma 10 days later having survived meningitis and double pneumonia. I spent more time in the hospital and after care facility. I am so thankful for my family and friends. You really find how out how much you are loved when something like this happens.

2012, well, sucked donkey balls. I spent the first half working on recovering from being so ill. the second half I spent looking for a job. The one good thing to come out of 2012 was that I got my Professional Clinical Counseling Intern license. One step closer to getting my counseling license.

 I am now doing a lot of commissioned knitting, which paid my to the 24th annual Gallifrey One conference in Los Angeles over the Valetine's weekend.

So what am I knitting now? I have had to create a list in a ledger to keep it straight.

I am knitting a lace shawl for a woman who called my LYS. It is out of white is coming along beautifully.
 I am making a pair of wrist warmers for a friend out of the softest yarn...I love it. She has bought more skeins to make a matching hat and scarf set. I think it is going to be fabulous.
I also making a pink Dalek for another good friend. I have the shell completed and the I need to sew them on, stuff it and sew the bottom. I have another Dalek to make for a friend's nephew.

 And I just finished the Boboli cowl out of Boboli yarn for another woman at the LYS.
 And now...for one of my favorite things...the return of the...


1 comment:

Allison said...

I'm glad you're back to blogging!