My goal on this blog has always been to express the connection of crochet to my everyday life. It is such an important part of my being or my identity; and I like to point out the many "hooks and connections" that influence how I live.
On December 19, my husband and I made our 3rd move since June 2013! We experienced the ying and yang of suburban Chicago vs. the city of Chicago for 16 months. Being a "city girl," I yearned to live in the city and soak it all in.
At the end of October 2014, it was time to move again. Alan's debilitating disease, Corticobasal Degeneration, was getting the best of him and he was having trouble navigating the 7 steps up from our garden unit condo. I was imaginging him toppling on me and taking me down to a broken hip! Not a good scenario for a full-time caretaker!
We had to choose between an elevator building in the city or a return to one back in the suburbs from whence we came to be nearer to long-time friends. Suburban Arlington Heights won out, and we consider ourselves lucky. It was a wonderful building with helpful staff and friendly residents right in the height of downtown which continued to give us the feeling of "urban living." We walked or wheeled to restaurants, parks and the theatre. Having lived in Mexcio City for two years, we have that mexicali feeling in our blood. We enjoyed many sunny late afternoons sitting in the downtown plaza which has a Mexcian restaurant literally attached enjoying the welcoming waft of fresh tortillas being prepared for the evening!
|Arlington Heights condo|
On December 19, 2016, we crossed the state line and moved to McCordsville, Indiana, just minutes from Nicole and her family on the north side of Indianapolis. Basically we are settled in and cozy in our new home which has accomodations for Alan's needs. The grandchildren have already been here for a couple of sleepovers; and they like to stop by after school to check the refrigerator to see what kind of snacks Gigi (Grandma Gwen) might have. We've been to breakfast, we've been bowling and we look forward to going to Build-A-Bear real soon.
|Gwen, daughter Nicole & Debbie|
|Our new home|
So, where does my crochet come into the picture? Do I really have to explain? The majority of my readers are crocheters..for those of you who are not, I'll be happy to explain. Crochet is my comfort, my outlet for creativity, my rock, my joy and my time filler. It is therapeutic. My life may be new, but my crochet follows me whereever I go. Stay tuned; I will post some fun pictures of what I am making soon!