This is the very first of my irises to bloom in my new-last-fall front garden. My favorite flower, my favorite color, and my tied-for-favorite time of year (spring and fall).
And look! Crocus bulbs are blooming in the back yard too! These are still surviving, having been planted when I first moved in this townhouse twenty years ago.
It has been a very difficult month mentally and emotionally but the sunshine and my wonderful friends, co-workers, cats, and parrots are helping me come out of the depressive funk I have been wallowing in, finally, thank goodness.
I put on a little weight (sigh) but I have added a whole lot of new shawls to my crochet goodies dresser drawer! Obsessive crocheting does work much better to fend off panic then overeating, let me tell you.
Trying to get a decent photo of my finished objects to stick up on ravelry.com without a bird on my shoulder is never very successful. And look! My new bifocals are finally here! Maybe now I can crochet with the hook a bit further away from my face!
I’m really happy with the way this one turned out. Pure merino wool, I’m sure I’ll get a lot of use out of it when I’m finally moved out to Tucson, Arizona! Desert plus wool, awesome.
At least this one is in cotton – and my favorite PURPLES! I think it will be perfect for those cool Tucson evenings!
Merlin likes this color better. It matches his underfeathers.
And this is why I’m going to persevere and succeed in moving myself and my flock and pack and belongings out to Tucson, why I’m not going to succumb to depression any more. My son Tony and his girlfriend and her two boys. Where family is, is where I belong, and he is all the family I have.
I want to be a part of his life again, after ten years on opposite sides of the country. I am missing too much now, now that I see him doing with the two new boys in his life that which I did with him when he was that age. I want – no, I need – to be part of this – especially if I don’t have to worry about being the one making the parenting mistakes. I can be the grandma that spoils the kids rotten and then goes home to her cats and birds