Airing My Dirty Knitting

Chris Vandenburg's picture

First, my sincerest appologies to all you guys for avoiding this site for awhile.  I feel very close to alot of you and it has been unfair for me not to respond to your emails and PMs.  I'm ashamed of myself.

Next, since there are far to many of you to write the same thing to and since it's public knowledge here in Dallas it might as well be around the world.

As many of you know my Grandmother passed in July and again I thank you for all you condolances and kind words.  However, two days after I got back from that horrid, horrid experience Jim told me he was leaving me after 6 1/2 years of what I never suspected was a relationship gone sour.  That brick hit an already bruised head from behind.  If I had seen it coming towards me it would have been easier to take.

Since then I have not felt up to being around and certainly not good company for a time.  Well, I ready to pick up again and get back to being social.

Knowingly this post is off topic and forgive me for that.  I cherish the friendships that I have developed here and want to get back to some sort of normalcy.

Love y'all

Chris

Comments

altivo's picture

Sorry to be late responding,

Sorry to be late responding, I've been behind in reading here. It's good to see you back because you're one of the liveliest voices, but it's bad to hear your news. These things happen, of course, and there's usually no turning backward, so we have to continue. You have friends here, obviously, and I'm sure that's a sign that you have friends elsewhere. Count on all of us when you need us, and things should be looking up before too long. --Gary

victor's picture

Chris, Cyber hugs and kisses

Chris, Cyber hugs and kisses from down under.

Monoped's picture

Oh man, that sucks. Good to

Oh man, that sucks. Good to know you can come here for support & hugs. Richard

charmingbilly's picture

*justahug*

*justahug*

WOW!  I am so sorry to hear

WOW!  I am so sorry to hear what you have been going through.  I have to echo the others by saying that I have missed your presence.  I am looking forward to your twisted wit once again.  And remember...when life gives you lemons, felt a pair of clogsLaughing

Hugs and kisses,

Luke 

Tallguy's picture

Oh, man, Chris, what a thing

Oh, man, Chris, what a thing to happen to such a nice guy like you!  Sometimes life is so very unfair!

 But you shouldn't stay away from us...right when you need friends the most, you kept us away.  You know we are all here, we will support you when you need it, we will cry with you when that is what you need... and we will laugh with you when needed too. So don't avoid us when troubles hit --- that's when you need your family the most.  We ARE family, aren't we?

Jeff1201PA's picture

Allow me to be the first to

Allow me to be the first to offer to catch you on the rebound!

Longtime faggot, first time knitter.

That's too bad, you just

That's too bad, you just never know when life is going to turn around & bit you in the butt! Be strong & don't dwell on the past.

Hugs.

Martin 

Knit away, knit away

KenInMaine's picture

Wow, what a terrible thing

Wow, what a terrible thing for you to have to come home to.  I'm so sorry to hear about this.  Know that all of us online are thinking about you.  If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.  Take care and please keep in touch.  Ken

Welcome home."When sorrows

Welcome home.

"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions."  Hamlet: Act 4, scene  5.

Simon

Warren's picture

Hey ya Chris, I'm truly

Hey ya Chris, I'm truly sorry to learn of the 2nd whammy on top of the 1st.  I've missed you being around here, too, and I can certainly understand why you haven't been.  Glad you're back!  Love ya, Warren

drmel94's picture

I got hit with that exact

I got hit with that exact same brick last year and it does hurt like hell. Just remember that time is your best friend. Just gotta keep trudging forward and eventually it does get better.

Kerry's picture

Sorry to hear about the

Sorry to hear about the double whammy that hit you Chris. Fortunately we humans have a great capacity to bounce from adversity. Much love, Kerry.

Aaronknits's picture

Add me to the list of

Add me to the list of shoulders available to punch, cry on, etc.  Whatever you need. 

MMario's picture

People say that what

People say that what "happens" out on the internet "isn't real" - which is a bunch of bull-hooey.

It doesn't take much for people to form a community - even via cyber-space; and a un-explained abscence is felt and wondered about in a community - whether it is at work, the neighborhood, or in cyberspace.

Thanks for letting us know what's going on in your life, Chris; hopefully this community will be able to give you support in more then just the knitting arena.

MMario

See?  I just KNEW some

See?  I just KNEW some dirty work was about.  I KNEW it!   Man, what a blow.  Honestly, a huge cyber-hug is surrounding you at this very minute.  The whole time I was in Houston I couldn't help thinking about Dallas and how long it would take to get up there.  No explaining it, just had a feeling to go.

If you need a shoulder or jaw to punch into next week, go for it: Mine are yours whenever.

Sheesh . . . What a plot!  We're here and you do *know* that, I hope.  Be well, guy.

~Mike in Tampa (who just can't believe it . . .) 

आदि लक्ष्मी 

~Der Gefährliche Schal-Stricker

Yahoo Id: stickywarp2001

First Time = A Mistake

2nd Time = A Mistake

3rd Time = A Pattern!

&nbs