October was the most emotional month that I have ever experienced in my life. In October there were: two important milestone birthdays celebrated (both 5th birthdays), the death and funeral of my sister (which led to a reunion with my now-18-year-old nephew who I haven't seen since he was about 4), bullies (and their flaky parents) at the playground, and a slew of personal health problems. The stress on me has gone down now. I don't claim to be religious, but I thank God that October is now over.
I have finished writing the instructions for a new freebie which can be used for both cross-stitch and knitting. I will post it after I have it knitted up (which shouldn't take too long).