Thanks for thinking about me. I have been busy with iVillage boards, but lurk here from time to time.
My MN sister put in an order for a hand-knit scarf for her oldest son for a Christmas gift. Well, with two other nephews who would be with us on Christmas day, I figured I better do three. So, I spent happy hours in December knitting away. Then I decided to knit a sweater for Melanie. Doesn't take long with "chunky" yarn on size 10 needles, as you know. Now, I have decided to do sweaters for the other 5 kids in Melanie's play group. Using Lion Brand Homespun yarn that works up quickly.
We were busy over the holidays (belated Happy Hanukkah wishes, BTW). Mother and I took in a Garrison Keillor show the Sunday after Thanksgiving (Wes and Peter were deer hunting. No deer this year.) and had dinner at a French restaurant downtown afterwards. Wes and I saw Judy Collins in concert on Dec. 21. She was wonderful.
Sarah, Jason and Melanie Rose were here for Christmas (they stayed with Jason's folks), so we visited with them a lot. I have been fighting a cold since New Year's Eve. First time I have had a cold in a long time. Feeling basically crappy.
I am taking part in a drug research project. The research company was looking for people who take Lipitor and have LDL that is still 100+. I qualified. They are providing my Lipitor plus either one of two doses of an experimental or a placebo for about 6 months and they play me for participating. It sounded like an interesting project, so I volunteered. I have never had my health monitored so closely. Have blood work, blood pressure checked and UA done every time I go in. They even did 2 EKGs. All at their expense.
We will be heading to Indiana in mid-March when Sarah's second baby is due. She wants us there before she has the baby so we can watch Melanie and their little dog while she is in the hospital. We are very excited about the newest grandchild. They don't know for certain whether it is a girl or boy, but suspect it is a girl.
Other than that, life is quiet here. Having warmer than normal weather. Most of our snow is almost gone, but the sun has not shone since before Christmas. Getting really tired of the gloom. That's about all the news from here. Sorry I have not been here more. Happy New Year to you and Barry and to everyone else on the board. H & L, Lauri
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.