Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Things seem to move slower in summer ... the heat makes it hard for me to find the motivation to do as much. And now that I've finished my Project 365, I haven't been picking up my camera as frequently to document things.

I do have a few photos to show you, though.


Scenes at the Chesapeake Bay:

thousands of footprints

my umbrella

I'm being shifted into high gear right now, because my granddad (my dad's dad) is in the hospital after suffering a series of strokes yesterday. I'm heading to Pittsburgh tomorrow for a few days to visit him in the hospital -- and just be there for my dad. I'm packing lots of knitting and preparing myself for a granddad who will likely be very different. He's lost ability on his right side and he's having some trouble finding some words.

All things considered, we are very lucky to still have him with us. My dad wouldn't have been in town, except he happened to be taking my grandma (my mom's mom) back to Pittsburgh after an extended stay in Ohio. She was going to stay until this coming Saturday but plans changed. My dad made plans to visit my granddad, so he showed up at his house and heard him calling for help. Who knows how long he would've been stuck on the kitchen floor until someone found him -- or if he'd even be alive.

I have some knitting to show, but it will have to wait for another post.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your granddad! I hope everything goes as well as things like that can go. On the bright side, I know several people who have had very bad strokes and recovered almost entirely. One who didn't know there history's would probably not even be able to tell.

  2. Laura, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. My grandmother also suffered strokes...it definitely changes a person. She was very unable to control her emotions most of the time. Thank goodness your dad showed up there and was able to help! Take care. {{{hugs}}} to you.