Thursday, June 07, 2007

Congradulations Graduates!





May was totally the month of graduations. My brother graduated college (he was on the 25-yr plan! lol), my DS Asa graduated HS, my neice on one side and nephew on the other graduated HS, plus we had a second cousin and daughters of 2 friends also graduate HS. Wow! It was a bumper crop of kids that year! Here are some pics of some of the immediate grads.

This was a very eventful month in other ways as well. My father-in-law in MO was rushed to the hospital the day after my son graduated with congestive heart failure. He is a diabetic and had to have open heart bypass surgery the following Wed. Normally, lots of people have this surgery with flying colors. However, he had 2 sides of his heart 100% blocked and the other was 90% blocked. He also had to get rid of 18 Lbs. (yes pounds) of fluid before the surgery. So it was very serious. He got to come home after about 2 1/2 weeks but had to be rushed back after 1 1/2 days with more fluid buildup in his lungs. After about week, he got to come home yesterday. Since today is my MIL's birthday, she got what she wanted most!

I lost my daddy 10 years ago the same time essentially after bypass surgery. He had a stress test on Monday, a dye test on Wed., surgery on Thurs, and died on Fri. He was 57. He was a heavy smoker. (Please don't smoke!) So I was very vested in getting a good outcome with my FIL. I ended up having to take my wimpy self to the dr., I gave myself a pre-ulcer just from the deja vu. Can you believe that...


And now for something upbeat... I finally got over my stage-fright on the sweater I am knitting for my Mama for her birthday. It is a gorgeous cotton-blend short-sleeve top by Elsebeth Lavold. I knit the back up to the arm-hole shaping and then realized it was going to be too small at the bottom. It is designed to be 4 in smaller at the top of the hip than at the bust! I don't think most women are shaped like that. At least not in my family (lol)! I had to frog it (2 skeins worth) and start over. Arggh! I have finished the back and have the front about 1/4 of the way up to the arm-hole shaping. I will post some pics of my version soon.

3 comments:

Kim Kitchingham said...

I truly feel there was absolutely no need to show the picture with the “female parent” of your niece on your blog site. Total shocker to go in to look at pictures of ASA and his graduation and end up seeing my own picture…………. I owe you for that one!!

Pay backs are heck!!! J!!

Bethel said...

I have NO IDEA what you are referring to. I thought it was a Great picture, by the way…

clarissa said...

Hi Bethel!! Mom sent me the link to your site! I love all the pics you have on here, and the sweater you're working on looks like it's going to be beautiful!
Love to all of you!!