I've been away from the computer for a few days because my Mom died last Thursday (my post that day had been written earlier and scheduled for the 19th). I flew back to my hometown to be with family and attend the funeral and returned back to Calgary a couple of hours ago. Even though she lived a very long life and had been ill for a some time it is still very difficult. I want to take this moment to thank my friends who sent messages, cards and flowers. Your moral support means a lot to me. I'll be back to knitting and blogging soon.