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Nearing the end of ’11

Five days until Christmas, 2011.  I’m not even sure when my last post, but I know there have been some changes.  Boy, have there been some changes.

Reader’s Digest version, and what brings me to where I am now:

  1. 2005 – I turn 50.  I have a hysterectomy.  I teach myself to knit.  We buy a cottage.  My dad has a stroke that puts him in a nursing home.  He goes from work … to a nursing home.
  2. 2006 – Andrew gets married and moves far away.  Kevin graduates from high school.  I spend lots of time at The Cabbage … as much as possible.
  3. 2007 – I quit my career as a court reporter and open a yarn shop.  Knitting becomes my life. On December 9th, my dad dies.
  4. 2008 – Meg moves away. Dennis files for divorce. Another surgery.  I reconnect with Thom.
  5. 2009 – The divorce is final in May.  Thom relocates to Michigan and we live in the cottage.  My yarn shop is struggling through the spiraling economy while Thom and I struggle through our first winter in the cottage.
  6. 2010 – Thom undergoes back surgery.  The shop continues it’s downward struggle. Crafty Glasses is born. Kevin gets married.  Another miserable winter but beautiful springs and summers at the cottage.
  7. 2011 – I’m getting financially buried at my little yarn store.  I finally cry “Uncle!”  With the cottage property in a land dispute, I close my shop, file bankruptcy, leave my cottage to the bank and relocate to Florida.  Crafty Glasses begins to slowly grow and expand.
  8. And my best friend Sarah struggles to understand why the man she loves is dying.

I need to start journaling again.  This is my beginning, near the end of ’11.

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