gone for a bit… but not forgetting

Hello to my baker’s dozen of dedicated readers:

I feel I must apologise for my uncharacteristic absence both from my own blog and from visiting others’. My time of late has been taken up with the following:

(a) settling into my new vaunted managerial position;

(b) looking at real estate (JJ and I have decided that it is time to stop paying $$$ to THE LANDLORD);

(c) trying to keep up with the political news up here – we have a rather ridiculous federal election coming up on 14 October – huge rant potential except the landscape shifts so quickly that by the time I start to write a rant, it’s out of date. Sigh; and

(d) getting Tedplaced into a more comfortable home for him. He moved to Toronto this morning. Although he has some complaints about the service in the restaurant (“wwhhhy don’t the rrestaurrants een Dorondo geeve you menus to look at”), he’s already made a friend and seems comfortable. And since he’s decided he is the top guy intellect-wise in the place, he feels right at home! šŸ™‚

Oh, and I’m still scheming about knitting, especially because my log cabin blankie:

… and the recent felted clogs which JJ kindly sacrificed:

…have been a big hit in the nursing home.

“what do ye mean ‘sacrrrrificed’, lassie!!! Ye telt me ye’d mek me another pair rrright away. In fact, ah notice ye didn’t want to get rrid of the gaudy lime grrrreen ones, but only the classy ones ye made fer me. Tek a guid long harrd look in the mirrrrrror…” etc. etc.

Well, perhaps by the next time I post I’ll have made a new fancy set of felted clogs for JJ!!

I’m going to try to get back to my schedule next week – because I miss it – and I’ll be checking in on the regular blogs as well once the dust settles.

In the meantime, I hope that all is well with you and yours out there.

Cheers,

Kristina

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17 thoughts on “gone for a bit… but not forgetting

  1. Sequana says:

    As you may know, we sort of have some political stuff going on down here as well………*sigh*….it’s like a bad dream.

    I’m glad that Ted is re-settled and happy. That’s a big worry off your mind, I bet.

    Guess what? I have a “need” to do some mosaic work. Of course that means new supplies and a whole learning curve.

    Oh…best of luck in the real estate market.

  2. A. Lurker says:

    Welcome back. You were missed.
    Life does interfere with things like blogging sometimes. Glad to hear Ted is settled. It makes it easier if our loved ones are happy.

  3. knitting-cat says:

    Glad you are back. I was getting ready to email you.

    I hope that Ted makes the transition easily and that makes life easier for you.

    Let’s see three stressers at once, are you nuts?

    Good luck in the real estate market. Will you stay in town?

  4. tracyb says:

    Missed you Kristina – glad to hear things are working out for Ted. Understand the political shiftings – have you heard of Sarah Palin? Good Lord I could rant for hours on that one, holding myself back though. Can’t wait to see you new knits.

  5. mary s says:

    I was ready to send out my search and rescue dog, Mo, a rescued rat terrier. I can’t believe that your election is more ridiculous than the American one. It sounds like your life is crammed full right now.

  6. Amy says:

    Between my issues and yours it’s a wonder we’ve been able to keep in touch at all. I’m glad your father is adjusting and really, really glad you’re blogging again.

  7. Holly de Snot says:

    I’ve missed you, and JJ!!

    I’m sure you’ll have Ted and his new friend all decked out in Brouhaha coloured knits in no time. Let JJ keep the classy coloured stuff!!!

    Lime and Pink to you!

  8. Barb says:

    It will be wonderful to have your own piece of real estate! Think of the garden you can have! lol Paying a landlord is a pain, plus you can get some deductions at tax time with a home. Best of luck on that!

    Who knew as our careers got bigger and with more responsibility, after all that’s what we want, isn’t it (??), there is less time to do the things we really want to do. What a trade off, huh?

    I hope dad gets settled in and comfortable, and it is nice he is so close to you.

    As you can understand, with work, home, my father (ugh) and all the other things one must do, I am frequently absent from the fun stuff here. I really do love your blog though, it’s a nice respite during a hectic day!

    Take care!

  9. Kathy Kathy Kathy says:

    I’m so happy to hear from you and to know things are going a leetle better. I hope it’ll be easier for you to have Ted in Dorondo. He sounds ok and that is good for you. I missed you and wondered, but I’m not complaining about the lack of blogging. Afterall, I’m a little less than inspired myself. When you do blog, it’s always a good read. Take it easy, eh?

  10. Helen says:

    I’ve given you the ‘I Love Your Blog’ award. I quite understand that you may have too much on your plate just now to grant very much time to this, but I wanted to do it anyway and you can safely ignore it. I hope your Dad is settling in and that you’re getting a bit more used to how things are. Hugs.

  11. joan says:

    so sorry to hear about your Dad – my MIL succumbed to Alzheimers 11 years ago – it was a tough thing to see, but she knew even at the end that she was loved – that’s something one never forgets even when one acts terribly.
    and best of luck in the real estate search – hope you find something decent that won’t gouge you.
    politics – don’t get me frickin’ started, LOL!
    we pretty much agree on which side of left we come from, LOL!
    more and more a socialist,
    Joan

  12. Kathy Kathy Kathy says:

    Hi Kristina,
    9-24-08
    Just checking in to let you know we’re here when you want us, or in some sort of proximity to when you want us. Not the Royal We, I just assume the other commenters are here, too. Speaking of the royal wee, did you ever see the movie, “The Madness of King George”? It’s blue in that movie.

  13. clarabelle says:

    You see, the ‘baker’s dozen’ was an underestimation! You even got A.Lurker to delurk!

    Sorry it’s taken me 2 weeks to comment, but I went on a 2-week hol on 12 September, so you’ve got to let me off. Glad to hear that your busy-ness has been (essentially) of a positive nature, and that your Dad is making friends and complaining (always a guid sign). Getting the new job is enough in itself to be a time-consuming distraction from your blog. We need yer back though, lassie – pronto! but, OK, in your own time!

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