It's just good to be back.
The trip to MA was not what I would have planned for my back east trip but I can't complain at all. My Dad went in for bypass surgery the beginning of the first week I was there and by the time I left he was back doing some weaving and getting around quite well. He drove me to the airport (although I lifted the bag in and out of the car), and looks like he is well on his way to a full and speedy recovery.
The highlight of the trip obviously was a successful outcome of surgery, but you can add a wonderful meeting with Sue from Life Looms Large for a museum day and of course, a little yarn shopping. Thank you so much Sue, I needed that day away. Oh and let's not leave out lobster and seafood, of which I had a lot of.
As life is never ever static and every happy time gives way eventually to a time of sadness. Angel passed quietly away in her sleep Sunday night or early Monday morning at home. Gene gave me the news when I made my usual morning call. It was hard for him having to deal with it all on his own. We have always dealt with this together and I don't think I've ever felt so far away as I did Monday morning.
Angel has her own special place and we'll get a prayer flag out there soon. Gene will add a little something for me to weave in.
There are some fun changes coming and I have a busy day today. I haven't even opened my bag to unpack and I promise pictures of the goings on this weekend and some of my beautiful finds in New England. I also have a Blogoversary (sp?) coming up and hope to get a special post up for that.