My husband and I also lost our kitty just a few weeks ago. Molly was the first pet we had together and she truly was part of our family. Losing her was so horrible... and I think it is really only within the past week or so that I have been able to be at home and not feel like something very important was missing. It's amazing just how integral to your life a 17 year old cat that yells at you for food can be. It's been a pretty rough few months around here... and I have had a whole lot to think about.
I find more and more that I can't just sit and watch tv, I need to have a project to work on. At parties I almost always bring a simple project to work on so that I can chat with people and not be completely immobile. It's funny that I used to get so annoyed at my mom for not being able to sit still and watch a tv show without getting up 5 million times to fold laundry or organize something while she was watching. Apparently it just took until my 30's for that particular genetic foible to kick in...
With that I have been able to get into crafting of all kinds again in the past month. I finished up a sock yarn shawl which I still need to block and take final pictures of and have started another small project for a friend of mine. I also took an advanced weaving class and learned about using a pick up stick to make warp and weft floats in my weaving. It's a neat technique especially because no matter what, the two sides of your woven project are always different. I'm hoping to weave and spin much more this summer when the heat makes me not want to drape anything knitted on my lap. I also have a afghan I am slowly crocheting. That would be a very good summer project as well since the blocks are only 12" by 12".
So, if you need the cliff notes version, this blog post is a very, very long way for me to tell you:
Life is good and I am back on track!