Monday, September 10, 2007

and....we're back!

Edited on 09/12 to say: Thank you, all of you, for your sympathy and support. You warm my heart and help me get off the couch. It amazes me how many of us have gone through this, the unexpected demolition of a long-term marriage ~ one that we fully trusted in and expected to last until 'death do us part'. I fully expect to blog about this later, when I am able. Meanwhile, thanks again. I love you, too. Rebecca

09/10
From Rebecca, a brief explanation for the absence of blog entries since June 20th:

Peggy and I returned from vacation on July 1st whereupon my life took a sudden, totally unexpected turn and not in a good way; once I was able to function at all I plowed back into knitting. As
EZ said, "Knit on with confidence and hope, through all crisis."

So I am knitting socks because I can handle socks. Knitting keeps my mind from driving me crazy (a short trip) and it's something to do in the wee hours when sleep eludes me. Thankfully I have a ginormous sock yarn stash and if I run out I'll raid Peggys very respectable stash. She offers much more than yarn and is my soft place to fall. You're the best, Pe. Also a special thanks to Linda 'K' for all your help and support and to my other Friday Knitters ~ Beth, Sandi, MaryB, Pat, Natasha and Michele ~ who offered much needed sympathy, kindness and words of wisdom. I also want to send a big hug to Victoria, Deb and Ellen at Village Yarn, as well as to Naomi, Kathie and Ryan. Thanks to all of you, my Peeps, I am functioning and getting better.


The next two entries will be about socks. Monkey Socks and non-Monkey Socks. And in the meantime, heads up for the wrecking ball. Life has a way of knocking us off our foundation once in a while; the process may be painful but the resulting life can turn out to be so much better than hanging around a 210 pound pile of smelly male crap. Please disregard the January 11th entry. It turns out I didn't marry very well after all.

29 comments:

Ryan said...

Yay! You're back! At least online. We never doubted. Smooches!

Elaine said...

A big, warm hug to you from me.

PICAdrienne said...

I am glad you are back. I am sorry you are having to deal with that 'stuff' that life likes to toss in the way.

Monkey socks for dealing with the monkey wrenches of life?

pacalaga said...

Wow. Nice to see you again, but geez. Sorry.

Jessica said...

I'm so sorry life is being rough on you. Take care. I hope to see you soon. Will you and Peggy be heading to OFFF this year? Maybe I'll see you there.

Deb said...

I am just so glad to see you back! Had no idea you were dealing with all the gunk! Here's hoping knitting socks is helping you find a way to make lemonade! My personal motto is "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger!" Hope to be back in the Thursday group soon!!! Lots of hugs and support headed to you!!!

Melinda said...

Yay! You're back! I'm sending warm, supportive thoughts your way, and virtual raspberries to those who have caused you distress.

MaryB said...

Man, that wrecking ball video is a hoot! Haven't we all felt like that some time or another? I know I have. Thanks for the smile that video brought to my face! Hugs, EmBe

loribird said...

I'm happy to see you back, sorry life sent you on one of those bad tumbles, and so glad you've got the kind of friends and family who help you get back up. Missed you! Knit on.

jenknits said...

Good to see you both back and I hope that the vacation was at least a good time. Sorry to hear about the rough patches, but you are right, knit on.

Hugs to you.

Linda "K" said...

Dahlink! - So well put! You'll always be my role model for dealing with what comes. I wanna transfusion!

Love,

El

That's my middle name said...

Rebecca you know I'm there for you - a shoulder to cry on or just to listen. Things are going to be just fine, you are just in a bad bumpy place right now. You are strong and have a great support team around you. Love you! Ellen

Angie said...

Hang in there, sending hugs.

Lee Ann said...

Oh dear. Been there, honey. I'm glad you're back and knitting on. Take care of you!

marti said...

i am glad you are back. i have missed you terribly! knitting is good. knitting helps keep you sane.

TMK said...

Glad to hear you're on the upswing. Hope to see you Thursday!? Hugs, TMK

Annie said...

So sorry you had to go threw all that crap! Life isn't very fair sometimes. Loved the wrecking ball video.

Susanna in Seattle said...

Wow! Sorry to hear (via Ryan) of your recent bumps in the road but glad to know that your safety nets are all working.

Hope to see you in early November.

All the best, as you continue navigating a new chapter in your life.

Tarewyn said...

You are a strong and resilient woman! Roarrrrr!!!!

Janine said...

I'd been wondering where you were, to the point of ALMOST calling (I'm not much for the phone so it takes a lot....). Glad you are with us and feeling some strength of spirit. You were missed.

Rabbitch said...

I'm so glad you're back.

Remember ... the definition of a good friend is someone who will help you hide a body.

Not that I'm offering or anything.

But you have my phone number. *g*

dale-harriet said...

Fell in through the back door of the Mossy Cottage; was very touched by your words. Even with so few, - "been there, done that". You have the affection and positive thoughts of your sister here in Wisconsin (as well as all the others, I'm sure). You *will* prevail. Wusht I could sit down with you for a cuppa tay......

Anonymous said...

glad your back, have missed you at monday night knitting. Andrea

Zeila said...

I just heard too...so sorry to hear! Take care of yourself and remember the wonderful community of friends standing right by you.

Zeila

Duchess said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your difficult time. My husband always says "Well, you'll live, and that's probably the worst part." At least you know that when you come out on the other side the sun will be brighter.

Warm wishes for a sunny day in the near future,

Duchess

Naomi said...

Yee Haw! A post!

You are completely right about how things turn out better than you can imagine...even if it is painful to get there.

Thinking of you (and Peggy, too!).

Take care!!!

Denise said...

And here I thought you weren't posting because you were just too busy having fun this summer. I'm so sorry to hear about the upheaval in your life.

I'm glad you're back. Please take care of yourself - I'm thinking about you!

Barb said...

It's good to have you back. You were missed here, but I have been thinking about you and sending the good thoughts your way - not even knowing what was going on. Keeping your hands busy is great therapy in times of stress. Your socks are beautiful.

Lorette said...

Lordy, life sometimes does suck. I love that wrecking ball video. Take care of yourself, and glad you're back posting. (And would you look at all those SOCKS!)