Thursday, March 4, 2021

Thank YOU!

I finished a sweater a while ago and blocked it.  It is so warm!  Do you like the wacky colors?
My generous mama treated Jenny and I to a weekend away.  Kelli was in Hawaii and Bill didn't want to go to a hotel (you know, he has traveled the world and he loves being HOME) so Jenny said, "Take me!" We had so much fun and the hotel staff were beyond kind.  The first night our heat didn't work so they sent us to a room by the sparkly lake!  Wow!

I could get used to the cushy life, but I am ever so grateful to be well and live in our cozy mouse nest all of the time!
When we got home Jeff and Jenny's families both joined us for dinner.  FUN!
Oh my goodness!  Thank you for all of your kind and compassionate comments on my last post.  You are a great group of friends.  I am healing up so well.  Some days I can feel a gentle reminder coming from my lungs.  I can breathe just fine but if I overdo, I feel a little tenderness, a small pinch.  It's the scars healing.  I receive this as a reminder that a nap is in order!  I have been taking blissful naps and sleeping very soundly.  As most of you know (insomnia) THAT is a lovely thing!
I've decided that Granny wears aprons.  I have two aprons now and one more coming.  Aprons are underrated!  It's so nice to have a nice long layer and pockets when one is bumping about the house, don't you think so?
I've been having so much fun knitting.
I finished this scarf/shawl/neck wrap!  It's cozy and warm.  You do grow accustomed to having something warm around your neck. 
About Jolly the Postman.  He has not abandoned his plan to visit lovely bloggers.  I have written my part of his story twice and now I must do it again.  I rather like the idea of him waiting until things around the world return to somewhat normal status.  It seems we are nearing the end (but that's hard to predict, I know).  Jolly is eager.  He longs to meet people and see things.  His passport is ready. The envelopes for the bloggers' stories are ready.  Soon, he will fly to Lisa's in Minnesota, then Heather in Indiana, then MK in North Carolina.  From there he'll fly across the pond to Angela and then carry on to Ireland to see Mags.  His last stop will be with Annie in Scotland.  Unless Kim from Australia still wants him.  If so, that will be his last visit before he comes back to me. Please let me know, Kim.  No worries if you'd rather just watch him zig zag about!  After I sort out his travel log, he'll go to one of the bloggers (a winner!) permanently.  That's the plan. Did I forget anyone?  
Thank you so much for popping in to check on me.  Jean from Delightful Repast reminded me to let you know that I am healing up and feeling spry when she said she popped over to check.  Thanks, sweet Jean! 
So, God bless you! God bless you!  God bless you!
I'm so thankful for each one of YOU!



Julia said...

Hi Pompom. I love that deep burgundy stripy sweater. It looks fantastic on you. I'm glad that you're back to normal and back at knitting.

The grandbabies are growing fast.

What a sweet Mama you have. The getaway sounds like it was much appreciated. In winter I like to stay home now near the woodstove, lol... I must be showing my age. I'm so glad that spring is just around the corner. 16 more days to spring...

Hugs, Julia

Granny Marigold said...

How lovely to get an update on how you're feeling and what you're up to. Good to know you're taking it easy and having delightful naps.
Your get-away sounds like fun and the view of the sparkly lake is awesome. Take care and remember to enjoy every day!!

Elizabethd said...

What a cosy sweater, I'm sure it is warm and comforting. So glad you had a little time away, it can be a real tonic.
Continue to go slow and recover gently.

happyone said...

So glad to hear that you are feeling so much better now. What a great get a way that was!! I've been on a knitting kick myself lately!! Nice warm sweaters - wonderful.

Julie said...

I am so pleased that you are well again lovely Pom Pom. And you look well & happy my friend. I just LoVe the colours in your sweater. xx

Henny Penny said...

I LOVE your new sweater, the style and the colors, and you look beautiful wearing it. You look so bubbly and bright and cheerful.

Kim said...

Just look at lovely you sitting in that rather posh hotel room. How wonderful you and Jenny were able to delight in a few days, enjoying each other's company and take in all the sights! Love your wacky jumper....why I don't think it is wacky at all....just beautiful. Oh, I wouldn't mind the Jolly Postman flying all the way down here, though, don't wait until the world gets normal again.....that could be a very long wait. =) So, so delighted you are healing, lovely Pom Pom. Take care❣

ellen b. said...

Happy to hear you are doing better dear girl. You take care of yourself. That hotel getaway looked like fun. I love those wacky colors in the sweater. Pleasing to my eyes. God bless you and keep you!

Jeanie said...

I am so glad you are healing. I know it takes time but this is indeed good news. And that sweater/yarn is fabulous. LOve those pinks and purples. Who or what is Jolly? Sounds like quite the itinerary!

kestrel said...

I do like your colours - bright and your sweater you knitted has my favourite warm reds in a more subtle shade. The hotel stay looks great especially getting a room with a view. I am following your blog, an interesting loving warm life with family.

gretchenjoanna said...

What I can see of your apron I like very much. Where are you getting these aprons? I always feel that I can't have too many - they're an essential item if I expect to get anything done in the way of housework or cooking.


Farm Girl said...

Such pretty pictures. I love that you both got to go on a girls getaway.
I can't believe how much the kids have grown.
What a lovely blog.

Lisa Richards said...

The "wacky" colors in your sweater are all of my favorite colors! It looks fantastic on you! I also love that colorful neck scarf! I have a need for bright colors sometimes.
Your time with your daughter sounds like a real treat.
I'm glad you're recovering and feeling better!
Looking forward to the Jolly Postman. I know he'll get here when he's good and ready! :)
Take care of yourself and keep on enjoying your cozy mouse nest!
Hugs from Minnesota!

Latane Barton said...

I love the colors of your sweater! So bright and cheerful. And, oh, that neck scarf... my shoulders and neck get so cold these days and that looks like a solution. I must try it.

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like the colours in your sweater, and I like the colour of your glasses too.
I am so pleased you are recovering well.

This Grandma loves wearing an apron, I cannot imagine not doing so.
One of my Christmas Gifts was a new apron, it has butterflies on it, I love it :)

Sending my good wishes.

All the best Jan

Susan said...

So glad to read that you're feeling stronger. A retreat with darling daughter sounds like just the right kind of medicine. Is that the lovely Broadmoor?

Bonnie K said...

I love the sweater. It looks like you have been busy. Glad you are feeling better. Do take it easy.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

So thankful you are healing up well! Keep taking lots of vitamin D, sure helps the body heal quickly! So lovely for you to have such a fun getaway with Kelli, so wonderful of your mother to bless you like that! Gatherings with family are the best! Many blessings to you dear friend!

magsmcc said...

Pom Pom, I am so sorry that I haven't read blogs for ages. I am so sorry I missed your Covid post. I am so sorry that you have been so ill. But I am rejoicing with you for healing and family and joy in all blessings bestowed. You look fantastic! I love your sweater, your aprons, your pancakes, your house so gorgeously full of family - something we are still very far away from - and your infectious God-filled smile. WELL DONE, good and faithful PP x

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Yes, I do love that colorful sweater, and the colors are wonderful on you. As does the scarf/shawl/neck wrap. Take good care of yourself.

M.K. said...

You are looking wonderful, Karen, and I'm so happy to know you are healing well! Sleep is a glorious medication. And your generous mother! What a fun time away with your girl :) The knitting looks delightful. I need to go do a post also ... I've been remiss. Good to catch up with you! Can't wait for Jolly's trip. I kind of forget what we are supposed to do with him, so be sure to remind us all!