2 month old Will, named for this grandpa, arrived by plane and this photo was taken a few hours before the end of my husbands earthly chapter. We were blessed that each family member had some time with their dad the last day. His mind was clear, but his heart just wasn’t strong enough to carry on. The good news is we WILL meet again. I am looking forward to that chapter of our lives.
I have been keeping very busy, using what energy I have. There is so much to take care of: paper work, finances, and cleaning things out. Each of the children was able to take some memories that are important to them. The clothes have gone to meet other peoples needs.
When Bill retired, he decided to try some of the hobbies I enjoy. This is the only pair of socks he ever made. They will go to his namesake. Before he broke his arm in March, Bill made some of these Aunt Matilda slippers. I just finished sewing them up. They still need little pompoms. Crochet was much easier for him; so there are a number of these infant caps. I will take them to the hospital.
Today I canned 21 quarts of potatoes. The winter has been so mild, they are already sprouting. I use the french fry cutter and when ready to use them, they are so easy to heat up for mashed potatoes or for soup. Another way I like to use them is to add seasoning and blend them with a cooked carrot (for color) and use them as a gravy for my baked potato – no added calories.
Next on my list is to start working on taxes and try to put some fun activities in my week.