Poke You With My Sticks

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Monday, September 11, 2006

The time span between each post around here keeps getting longer and longer. I'm not sure why I can't some to make myself blog. I'd like to say it's because I have nothing "knitty" to talk about. Perhaps if this was a mommy blog, I'd post daily. But really, I don't think I would. I've lost interest in so many things around me. I just drag through the days, holding myself together. How I do, I'm not so sure.

I don't have anything poignant to say about September 11. I do remember that day, vividly. I watched it all unfold live on tv. I was along with a 3 yr old and an 8 month old, in a house that I'd lived in for less than two months. My husband was halfway around the world on a Naval ship, where he had been for the last five months. We were one month away from his homecoming. I never wanted to be in his arms more than I did that day. And while I cried and prayed for everyone directly affected, I selfishly worried about my Husband. He'd already been gone so long... Would he be home soon? Would I be able to hear his voice again? It was five days before they were allowed to contact family. They had to be cryptic in their e-mails for security. I knew he was okay then...But really, was anyone ok? He did make it home just in time for Halloween. But he was never them same again... I don't think I'll ever be the same again, either.
I'm grateful that I have my family. Then and now, when things are hard, for very different reasons.

Wow. That was pretty deep for me.

How about some light stuff? The kids started school last week. Emily LOVES kindgergarten. Over the week-end she whined to get back to school. They started soccer this week... So as you can imagine, it's been hectic. Soccer practice several night a week, each. I don't know why I get myself into these things. Although the kids do like it a lot, and it gets me out of the house so it's worth the hassle.

I haven't done much crafting. A little sewing here and there. I started a sock for the hubby. I got to the heel before I realized/decided it fit me perfectly. It's been sitting ever since. I can't bear to rip it out, but the yarn is destined for him. I'll sit on it a bit longer I think.

Our internet has been a mess as well. A technician is supposed to come out on the 20th...three weeks from when we called?!?! I usually get about 5-10 minutes of decent service before it craps out and I have to reboot the modem. It's really quite annoying so I haven't been online nearly as much as I would like.

Oh yeah... I lied. In my last post I said something about "as long as my sock pal loves her kit, that will be enough for me"... I so fucking lied. I haven't received my Knit Sock Kit Swap kit yet. Last I heard, my pal is still out there and has an extremely valid reason for why it's not here yet. And while I am trying to be sympathetic, I can't help but be a little selfish and whine that I'm still waiting. It's such a freaking bummer. I guess in my last post what I should have said is "I'll be happy with whatever I get. As long as I get it" I don't feel anger towards her. I feel a massive amount of guilt that I'm upset and bummed about this though. I guess I really am a selfish bitch. (by the way, I used bold writing up there just in case she's reading. I don't want my pal feeling guilty about this. She has too much on her plate to be worrying about me and a wee little kit)

I don't have any new pictures to share...So how about this one of our boy Tommy, relaxing as usual.

I'll see you around.... Hopefully before October :)