Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Today we put my dad's little dog, lammy, 2 sleep. She was lost w/out him and so very sick. I c dad now putting her on his bike & they zoom off wind flapping lammy's little ears.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

At 10:30 this morning vernon lambing hopped on his motorcycle & rode into the sunset. I will miss you dad & love you so much. Thanks for being my dad.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Company is coming

We had lots of company today. The nurse, the priest, two aunts, a med tech, former snap-on driver with his son, and of course all of us. The phone keeps ringing, and my dad is sleeping through it all. And in the middle of it all my mom discussed the funereal with us today. Very long day, no knitting accomplished either.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Is Knitting a Religion?

So today the hospice chaplain stopped by to check on my dad. He was a very nice man and since dad spent most of the day asleep in the chair, I got to be the focus of his ministry. I am not complaining, the man was nice, but what do you say when asked about a belief system and you have no belief system? I tried to be polite about it and deflect the question, but final he directly asked what I believed in. The best I could come up with was, "I believe in knitting."

I do find peace in knitting (ok maybe not lace knitting). My mind reaches a zen like place of knits and purls. Instead of prayers I have my row count, and patterns replace scripture. I know that may sound like sacrilege, but for me I find as much truth in these things as I ever did in religion. Right now as I watch my father waste away, the three washcloths I have knitted have been as comforting as anything else.

So I guess from now on when asked what faith I am, I will just respond, "Knitting."

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Feb. 9, 2010

Dad was very alert today. He ask all of us into the bedroom and asked if we thought it would be better if he had a hospital bed. We all agreed to try it out and if it didn't work we would send it back. Surprised me how quickly the bed arrived. Dad fell in the bathroom and hurt his hip. Mom was with him, but he got away from her. Dad seemed okay afterwards, but scared us all. I knitted another washcloth and I am working on a third one.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Missing my wife & 1 of our fave s vega songs came on as if my wife sent it. The wealth of her so rare. Dad slept most of the afternoon & i knitted a washcloth.