Life is a constant moving, changing, back and forth entity. One day your life is all about crochet and the next your family takes all the priority. Real Life isn’t always pretty.
I haven’t been around much lately and those of you on Facebook know that my Dad was hospitalized at the end of August. He spent 8 days in the hospital and then was moved to a nursing home. It didn’t take long for us to figure out he would have to stay at the nursing home. He was unable to care for himself at home, but at least he was improving. That is what we thought anyhow. On October 28th some complications showed up and later that day he passed away.
This has been particularly hard on me because this means I am the last. My little brother died in 2003, my mom died in 2012 and now my dad. I am all that’s left of my family. This is something that hit me pretty hard when the realization sunk in.
My savior, my family & friends, and my crochet are the 3 things that keep me together. So, while I have been crocheting a few items, I haven’t been doing very much designing or blogging. I know when things get tough, the world tells you to ‘keep on keeping on!’ But the reality is, sometimes life is so paralyzingly unbelievable. All these things are happening and you can’t seem to catch your breath, I say it is OK to take a break and get yourself well before moving back into a routine.
Social media has gone completely off the deep end so I have been avoiding reading all the hateful things from there as much as possible and just checking the Fromm Me To You Facebook page and Instagram once in a while. I am setting a goal to do a little more real life socializing and a little less social media socializing. I believe that as a society we have all become so much more unhappy as a result of replacing real people interactions with digital ones. Please don’t misunderstand! I love some of my social media friends that I have never seen in real life like family… I just don’t think it should REPLACE real life friends that you can have an actual private conversation with and a real life hug.
In the future you might see some changes and shifts in some of the content now and then. My plan includes getting my newsletter back up and running next year along with a better, richer and varied content schedule for this blog. Until I get it straightened out, my social pages and blog might be hit and miss for a while longer.
I need to say I am so grateful for the fans that stuck with me and those of you who have shared my patterns on your own social media so others see them. It is so helpful to me when you share and spread the word. I can’t thank you all enough.
Until next time… May you stitch count be true, and your frogs be few