Saturday, October 9, 2021

We are still here.................

 











We are still here.  And I wanted to reach out and say we are okay.  There is this little boy who has kept me on my toes, fourth grade is not for the faint of heart.  He recently fell at school and required two stitches under his chin.  He was fine but the teachers, assistant and principal were all very upset. Boys fall, especially this one.  There have been baby blankets made, actually two almost exactly the same.  Fur boys have had haircuts and lots of belly rubs.  Lots and lots of new yarn has entered this house, I am a yarn hoarder when I am stressed, it makes me feel safe.

I have read your blogs, I know about new projects, family fun, new kitchens, travels, new puppies, new quilts, new dresses and shirts sewn with love, harvests, new baby blankets, all that beautiful knitting, and all the beauty of Autumn where you live.  But for now, with life sort of tipping me off my axis I need to be quiet.  I need peace, which has alluded me for a long time.  I am still here.  We are still here, and I am visiting all of you, just not posting so much.

I wish you all a wonderful day.  Enjoy Autumn as it presents its beauty to all of you. 

27 comments:

busybusybeejay said...

Totally understand your position.Look after yourself and come back when you are ready.Wishing you well.
Love Barbarax

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

Fourth grade is a challenging year. Glad you are all okay. We all need peace in our lives. May it embrace you and settle you. Good to know that you are following all os us!

Chy said...

Missing your posts but honoring your need for peace. Stay safe, be well and post when you're ready to do so. Hope Little Z recovers quickly.

X Chy

Unknown said...

Wishing you a peaceful day and season as well.

We had all girls, but our grandson was an eye-opener, in terms of energy level! We're in Massachusetts and the trees are turning red and gold - just beautiful.

Take care!

Between Me and You said...

My Dearest Meredith, how wonderful to 'hear' from you. Ouch, yes, I know what boys and their stitches are like and how frightening for everyone concerned at the time. Hopefully, that ice lolly did the trick! Thank you for letting us know that you're fine and we'll hopefully see you back here whenever you're ready. Happy weekend to you and yours, Meredith. xxx

Melanie said...

I totally understand. I am taking a blogging break right now. Life has been so busy and pretty hectic. I'm just trying to dial back the pace. I am so sorry that Little Buddy fell and needed stitches. It's always something with kids!

KSD said...

Popsicles and freckles --- could there be a cuter combination?

Joy Midtdal said...

Meredith I am so happy to read your post today. Little Buddy in grade 4 and 2 stitches and a cold treat! Thank you for letting us know things are ok.
Hugs.
Joy

Anne said...

Hello. I just looked at Teresa's blog ( how I miss her) and was checking on all her blogging friends. I had boys and now have two grandsons ( and two granddaughters :-) ) Lads definitely get into far more scrapes. Our youngest has so many scars - really! Take care and do what is right for you and family. Anne x

Araignee said...

Ouchie! Those chin boo boos are no fun. I saw my share of them when I was a teacher. I was always telling kids to take their hands out of their pockets when they ran on the blacktop. Did they listen? No...

TheAwakenedSoul said...

Yikes! Glad he is okay. Your dogs always look so well groomed. I should trim around Lula's eyes so she can see better. Happy knitting!

kathy b said...

Oh 1i1 Buddy. OUch. I bet he was way coo1 about it. He's a coo1 guy.
I've been swamped too Meredith. I wish I cou1d keep up but this week was too busy. I think we had 6 dr. appointments.

I'm working on a sock fof the WarmSockWarmHeart effort. It is so awesome to knit ONE sock. And be done!

Hope you get some time to breathe soon. Big hugs to !i1 B

Betsy said...

Hello sweet Meredith. Of course you're missed when you don't post, but we surely understand completely. Life is crazy sometimes and you always have so much on your plate. Life with boys is always extra insane and you're surrounded on all sides by boys, boys, boys!
Love you bunches my friend. Kisses to the two legged, stitched up boy, the four legged ones and especially to you.
Blessings, love and hugs,
Betsy

Karen said...

It's so good to hear from you, Meredith. I took a bit of a break over the summer, and I'm still taking it slow with my blog. We need to take care of ourselves, and cutting back on the to-do list is a good thing. Hugs to you.

handmade by amalia said...

Stay safe, LB! Love the baby blanket. What would we do without crafting to relax us through the difficult times?
Amalia
xo

CJ said...

Sending love and hugs to you my friend. Life can be utterly overwhelming at times can't it, rushing from one day to the next with never enough time to catch up with ourselves. I hope you can find some moments of peace and calm and relaxation for yourself, I know how busy you are and how much you do for others. You are an absolute star. CJ xx

linda said...

Lovely to hear from you Meredith, I hope Little Buddy is healing well, I know it happens my 4 all had their fair share of falls and cuts needing stitches. Beautiful baby blankets and enjoy your new yarn you deserve it. My blogging has gone right down too, I can't seem to find the time but it's lovely to catch up with my blogging buddies. Have a peaceful Sunday. Xx

tammy j said...

just seeing there's a post from you... it always is heart lifting! REST. or try to anyway! I'm glad little buddy is okay. just the experience is a growing up thing! be good to yourself darling bean. you're Treasured. whether you realize it or not! LOL. XO

Janice Smith said...

So glad you posted a short update; I was worried. Glad to hear that all are okay except for one little fourth grader with stitches in his chin. :-)
Take care.

Delighted Hands said...

Nice to get an update--sorry for the stiches on Buddy! The fur boys look so sweet! The new afghan looks so pretty! Take the time to rest--it's just what you need and we understand!

Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

I'm thankful you're good Meredith. Sad that buddy fell but he's good. We've seen a lot of dogs out at harvest festival where I work on weekends. I have more yarn for me and need to get a sewen quilt eventually finished for a granddaughter. Take care and hugs and prayers in this time in life. :-)

Crafty in the Med said...

Always lovely to hear from you Mere :-) Glad to hear all is well and Little Buddy has recovered from his fall. Absolutely love the baby blanket and yes... get more Yarn! I so know how you feel and buying Yarn helps a lot! Your Fur boys are looking so smart and they really are adorable. All in your own time Mere. Look after yourself xx Amanda x

karen said...

glad to see you! Boys fall but boy do they fall, my son was very accident prone which drove me nuts. I hope you have a glorious fall season.

Nance said...

I have chin stitches, too, but mine happened when I was already in my forties. No matter; still not fun.

I hope Serenity finds you soon, and that it stays for a long time. I understand far more than you could know.

Take care of yourself.

Judy S. said...

So glad the LB is OK; that must have been a scary phone call. (I got a similar call when our daughter, who was in 4th grade then, broke her arm in PE. That's a call I'll never forget even though it was years ago!) Love you afghan, too. You are such an awesome crocheter! Take it easy! You certainly deserve a rest.

Pointy Little Sticks said...

Healing vibes sent to Little Buddy and to you too.

Jeanie said...

There is much to be said for the healing power of quiet. Sending all love to you and Little Buddy for full healing and a well needed break!