When I last posted, I was considering retirement. I did make the decision to retire, and it was the right decision. Being a nurse is stressful, and we cope in different ways. I recalled several times when I comforted some of our youngsters, handing them tissues to handle their tears. They'd apologize, to which I would respond, "When you stop crying, it's time to move on." I'd been through some pretty wrenching situations, and then, I stopped crying. It was time to follow my advice.
Writing has been important to me throughout my life, and I continue to write, although I lack the discipline needed for consistent production. It's been a long time since I've blogged regularly, but I've been thinking about it, and was inspired by a Facebook posting from Rosemary, a friend from the Knit Happens days -- (mis) adventures of spindlerose.
In My Head
It's the last day of this year, for me. Tomorrow I increment my age again. The goals that I set for myself these days are not huge. I try to stay active and healthy, involved and interested, productive and continually inquisitive.
I'm watching the World Series with two of my favorite teams. I'm favoring Cleveland, because my brother runs the ballpark, although I've been a Cubs fan since childhood. It's been fun, liking both teams, because I'm ok with it, either way, despite my leanings.
Late entry: Cubs won. I'm ok with it, but not as ok as I'd like.
Before purchasing the yarn at Wool Workshop, I had ordered yarn from Craftsy- which seems to be preserving the fiddies a bit better. Sock #1 is complete, and I'm through the first pattern on #2.
|Completed but not blocked- Picture shows colors a bit more yellow.|
|Earlier- in progress- Colors are more true|