Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow. . .

I head off to my journey driving from Chicago to my new home in central Florida. I am staying with one of our knitting buddies in Atlanta, Lou (AKA olddancer on Ravely) and I am really looking forward to that. The wine is in the car and so is my knitting stuff. It's funny. With all the items that I handled, and I handled all of them, it brought back so many memories. It's amazing how we have "snapshot" moments in our lives that come flooding back to us as one touches an item, or smells a scent. I also found things that I lost many years ago and eventually bought new. I should have cleaned better!

As I was sorting things to stuff into the car it became evident that there are two things that are most important in my life other than my son...knitting and computers. I found myself placing all the electronics in with care for obvious reasons. I cushioned everything with clothing and blankets and pillows. When it came to the non-breakable things like knitting wool and supplies, I found myself handling them with so much care. I actually started to smile when I realized that of all the other stuff I have, these two types of things got the most loving care. Everything else that went into the car just got tossed in. It rather looks like the Clampetts when they moved to Beverly Hills. Thankfully, I don't have a rocking chair on top of the car.

So many of you have wished me well when my divorce was first announced. The comments on here and then the dozens of emails made me feel so loved and cared for. From Istanbul to Australia to the UK, and all around the US, came comforting comments, stories with lots of heart, and great suggestions for stops along the way. I feel very isolated in this whole process, so having all your "voices" be heard has made a real difference in how I have coped.

I will be in Brooks, KY Saturday night at a hotel, so if any knitters are in that area, send me an email and we can get together.

Unlike the literary reference to Macbeth, my tomorrows will not march me off to my own demise, but I like to think that my life will be filled with continued promise and contentment.

Thanks again, my knitting family.




Thunderhorse54's picture

Please Mark, drive safely! We need you here, safe and sound my friend...


CLABBERS's picture

Thanks Terry! I will be as safe as others allow me to be. :) Besides, I want to see your Brethren Socks get made.


cacunn's picture

Travel with care and the love of all Men Who Knit.

Where in central Florida, I have family in the Orlando area and visit at least once a year. Maybe a knit afternoon in the future.

CLABBERS's picture

I'll be in Lady Lake, FL, zip code 32159. That's about 1.5 hours north of Orlando. I would welcome an afternoon of knitting.

ronhuber's picture

Have a happy trip.

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks, Ron.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Safe journey and best regards.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

chicquette's picture

Best wishes and prayers for a safe trip from Chicago to Florida. I'm glad you can stop along the way to have some fun. Send a update when you arrive at the new digs.



kiwiknitter's picture

I join the others in wishing you a safe trip and much happiness in your new location. I know you will keep us posted on how it goes.

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks guys for all the encouragement. I made it down safely and I will be staying with my mom until the house deal closes which should be next week. Loan companies sure do drag stuff out! I had the good fortune to stay with olddancer from the men's knitting group on Ravelry. He lives in Atlanta and we had a great evening of dinner out (amazing burgers), some knitting, wine, good chatting. He's a wonderful man and so talented.

Thanks again, guys!


KenInMaine's picture

Glad to hear that things are going well as you transition into your new home! Take care!

CLABBERS's picture

Thanks, Ken. I should close on the house at the end of this week or more probably early next week.