Thursday, October 05, 2006

On my mind....

A few things are troubling me at the moment. The small stuff - I've finished the fronts and back of Sizzle and tried it on and it doesn't fit right. I've frogged it. I'll make it again. It's only a few tweaks but it needs to be reknitted.

The big stuff - for everyone who lives far away from family will know, you always dread the telephone call, you know the one telling you someone in the family is ill. Well, I got mine yesterday. My grandmother (the one who taught me to knit & crochet among other things) suffered a massive stroke yesterday. The prognosis is not good. I am 6,500 miles away and I feel so helpless. She's 86 years old and has been more frail over the years. I have been mentally preparing for bad news, but it's still a shock to the system when you get the news. There isn't much I can do, but I've decided to go back to KL to be with my family and to be there for her. That's it for now.

10 comments:

ruth said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother!! That's especially tough to hear when you are miles and miles away. When will you be headed to KL?

mary said...

Sorry to hear about your grandmother. Go and be with your family. It'll make you, your family and your grandmother feel better. Have a safe trip.

mona said...

My condolences! I am surey our granne and your family will appreciate being here in KL for them.

Hey I'll email you my details and maybe we can meet when you're not too busy

RooKnits said...

Hugs to you. Have a safe trip and enjoy the time you have with your family. Thinking of you.

Laura.Y said...

I'm really sorry to hear about it. I hope everything will be ok.

Rain said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. Take care, I'll be thinking of you.

Kim in Oregon said...

Oh dear Ling, I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. Safe travels and I hope being with your family is a comfort for all. I'm thinking of you!

angie cox said...

Very sorry to hear about your Gran.I have a very sick 86 year old mother but at least she is in the same town.I still dread the phone ringing.

Becky said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother! I know the feeling, when you are far away and you get the telephone call. The sadness and worry is surmounted with a feeling of isolation, because we are so far away. I'm sending positive thoughts to you and your family! Please take care.

Kathy said...

Oh Ling

Grandma's are so wonderful. I am sorry to hear she's not well.

Many prayers for your family