She keeps going to Alex's bedroom door and laying down outside of it. She spent a lot of time in there with him, especially the week after his surgery, when he was pretty much bedridden. We're all missing Alex and Fifi a lot. I went through almost an entire box of Kleenex yesterday as I was cleaning house. I really don't know why this time was one of the worst leavings. I never want to see any of the kids leave, but for some reason, this one was particularly bad.
Enough of that though. I need to be THANKFUL for the time they were here. They have arrived safely in Tokyo. They face-timed last night about 11:15 as they walked off of the plane, but then we lost the connection while they were walking to customs. His foot seemed to hold up during the flight well, except for being very sore and stiff. He got the stitches out on Wednesday and the doctor told him to wear compressions socks for the flight because of swelling. They seemed to help a lot.
In other news...I'm in a swap on Ravelry. Have any of you done a swap on there? I've participated in three others before this one and I have sent my packages off faithfully, only to not get anything in return. In any of the three. So I'm trying it one more time. This one is a dishcloth swap and we were told we could add something to the package or not. My partner likes to write letters and put stickers on them. She also knits socks. So I've included a box of notecards, matching stickers, a bookmarker I crocheted, washi tape and a DPN holder in addition to the dishcloth. The reason I'm telling you all this is to ask your advice. After looking at this package, am I doing something wrong? I can't figure out why no one sends a return package. After all, that's the idea of a swap right? I've tried to keep a good attitude and say, "it's better to give than to receive," but three times? I've decided that this is the last one I'll do for awhile if I don't hear anything back. Maybe that's a cruddy attitude? If so, I apologize.
A closer view of the dishcloth. I really like this pattern and it's pretty simple too. With the variegated yarn it really shows the design. My swap partner likes jewel tones of dark blue and purple so I hope she likes this cloth
I also bought some geraniums this morning to plant in the pot at the lake. Once all of the flowers are planted and the gazebo is up, spring is officially here. The gazebo is up, so as soon as the flowers are in the pot we can start spring! :-)
I hope all is well with you and that you are able to enjoy some beautiful weather wherever you may live. I truly appreciate all of the sweet thoughts and advice you all have given to me about my children being so far away. It's good to know I'm not alone and many of you have experienced the same thing.
"Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most Hight will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 91:1