Monday, April 22, 2013

I'm not dead yet

I'm back...

I'm not dead yet.

I've been very busy with non-tatting stuff. It's been a hard, tough few months, but I'm getting through. I'm sorry I haven't blogged.

I really can't go into the BIG stuff, but here's a bit of what I've been dealing with:

I had a breast biopsy that showed something, and I had breast surgery. Fortunately, it's not cancer, just something called an intraductal papilloma. And it's gone. My surgeon doesn't want to see me again for a year.

My mother has sold her big house in the mountains, and has bought a condo on the other side of Hotlanta, within walking distance of my sister A. Mom is delighted in her new place. She has a lot of friends in the area and is happy to go onto this new phase of her life. I helped Mom clean out her big mountain house, and I inherited a bunch of new-to-me furniture. I'm really relieved that Mom is off the mountain - I worried about her there.

Curly has violated a probation rule - twice - and is now in the pokie. He'll be getting out in 3 weeks. I'm sad, but it's all his own doing.

Little Larry

Larry is moving out!!!! He's moving to the middle of Florida, on the east coast. He has a good plan and affordable housing. He's studying and hopes to pass his FL EMT exam soon. I'm very pleased with this - he's moving on Friday!
At Finger Lakes

And I've been teaching - I taught at the Finger Lakes Tatting Conference the 2nd weekend in April.

Here's J and my hostess Ginny
 I stayed with Ginny, who's just lovely. She taught a great class on a doily she designed.

Lots of folks there - here's Dr Vicki (a hoot and a half!) and Diane.

The Finger Lakes ladies were so sweet and kind - and great tatters! I had a great time....

More later - not such a long wait this time!


  1. Glad you are back to your blog.

  2. Glad to see you posting again, and doubly glad for the good news from the surgeon. I know you had a great time at the Finger Lakes Tatting. I've loved it the few times I got to go.

  3. I am sorry you have been though all that, and I glad you have come out the other side.
    Nice to see you back.
    Take care.

  4. It's so good to see you back! - I'm sorry Life's been tough, but that happens, doesn't it - most of the time we somehow make it out the other end in one piece.

  5. Missed your posts, and glad you're back! Glad you had a good time at the Finger Lakes Lace Days - one of these years I hope to get there!

  6. I wasn't thrilled when my mom and dad moved out of their last house, but it turned out to be perfect timing for them, and now I'm glad they made the move when they did.

    I would love to attend Finger Lakes some day! I hope Dave will take me touring the country so that I can attend every tatting event when I retire. I wonder if I can convince him that it won't cost us anything? ;-)

  7. Glad to see you back to blogging!! And it was great meeting you at the Finger Lakes Seminar!!
    Talk to you soon

  8. Yay! You are blogging! So good to see you back in Tat-Land. Mr. G sends ... well, you know!
    Fox : )

  9. Woo Hoo! She is alive and mostly well!
    I have also had breast biopsys. No fun. Actually, scarier than any horror film I've ever seen. Like you, ok so far and glad to know it. Glad you got a good prognosis.
    Your family will always need you. Tis a burden and a joy - and the lot of a woman. But, we love you and missed you and are glad you are back!

  10. So glad you hear from you. I have been thinking of you every now and then and sending a prayer your way that things are o.k. Glad to hear your doc is pleased as are you. Helping parents move is always an interesting undertaking. Good luck on the kid front.

  11. It was great to meet you and have you stay with us maybe you will come again