"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

07 December 2016

Disquieted times...

     There are moments in life that just stops you in your tracks.  Events, happenings that that are so alien to you that you just don't know how to handle it all.  That is the status of where I have been for nearly two months.  To say that our family's life has changed drastically since the middle of October is a complete understatement.  It involved a call from our son asking to get him and his boys out of a domestic violence/child abuse/neglect situation.  From then on, my head has been spinning.  I have lost all faith in the legal/justice system for not protecting the boys and being more worried about the rights of an abusive mother, who lied in front of a judge about her actions and then told the boys she won't ever do it again.  A CPS system that seems to drag their feet more than actually doing anything for children.  I'm disgusted.  The only place that has given us any amount of hope is a local group that helps men and women in these kind of situations.  Yes, men can be the abused also.  It's a shame though that their hands (the local group) are tied in certain circumstances because of the law and how it protects abusers.  I don't know how the people working within this group handle these cases day in and day out.  I'm not sure I could do it just because of how I have felt these last two months.

     I'm trying to get back to some sort of normalcy around here.  Not only for my family but for myself. I'm sick of anxiety, panic attacks and all the other range of emotions that one feels and deals with in a situation such as this.  It's all something I've never had to deal with before.  I do not wish it on anyone.

     I'm also getting back to focusing on my shop this week.  I've got some ideas for patterns, more blankets, etc. in hopes that I can raise money to donate to the local group mentioned above so that they can continue to help people who truly need them.

     I'm hoping and praying that all of this works out in the end and someone finally sees that the abused should have more rights than the abusers.



12 October 2016

Lakeside Sweater...


     With all the work I have been putting into opening my online shop, The Wiggles & Squeaks Shoppe, I felt like I needed to make a new sweater.  Don't know why, just wanted a new sweater with these colors.  It was simple & quick.  Just the type of project I needed for the moment.  Now I can't wait for the cool temps to come back so I can wear it.

Yarn:  from my stash, colors that were inspired by a shirt and a fabric line coming out next year.



11 October 2016

Swan Falls Dam

Lucky Peak Reservoir

     September was a crazy month around here with all that was going on.  Blogging took a back seat for sure.  So here is my attempt to catch up a bit and then see if I can do a little better at it.

     Someone got their drivers permit and driving every day has been happening.  She is so determined to make sure that she does well with her driving test.  There were days upon days of going to a big parking lot next to a sports complex, just to get the feel of the beginnings of driving.  Turning, stopping, backing up, parallel parking, etc.  When she was all good with that, streets went on to the schedule, more speed, more distance.  She is doing quite well with it all.

     There have even been a few day trips  to test her abilities.  A trip to Swan Falls Dam was taken one day.  Beautiful day for it.  Breezy, sunny and a quiet week day.  We would have stayed longer but we were trying to avoid rush hour traffic on the way home.  Truth be told, I think she would have been fine driving in it.  Another trip was taken to Luck Peak Reservoir.  Another beautiful day.  But such a shock to see how much water was released from it during the Summer.  A lot of fisherman out there were all saying we had be starting some serious snow dances if we want the reservoir filled back up.  This was the lowest they have seen it in quite some time.  They were very worried.  Those are the kind of professionals you should listen to.  We've been doing some jigs here and there around the house.

     Night driving has started now.  It's been good so far.  I'm thinking with how well someone is doing at the moment, we won't have to worry about an inattentive driver when she gets her real license.  I'll still be nervous though.