Knit Picky: Popping In to Say Hi

"properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit...
 and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either."
~elizabeth zimmerman

Friday, March 16, 2007

Popping In to Say Hi

Hey all my (3?) loyal blog readers. I miss you! Do you miss me? Say you miss me.



So, here's my life currently:

  • get up (late)
  • go to work
  • work (late)
  • come home
  • work on the old apartment
  • shuffle through the mess that is the new apartment
  • go to bed (late)

Sounds fun, huh? I bet you wish you were me.

So there's not much knitting going on. Ooh, but my jawbone is still coming through my gums on the left side and now it's happening on the right. I'm that lucky one in a million who has this problem. I'm going to see the oral surgeon again in a few minutes and should find out whether I'm having (minor?) surgery to open my gums and shave down the jawbone. Guess how I feel about that. Go ahead, guess.

My cousin is trying to have her baby boy, but her doctor won't let her deliver before her due date. She's been in extreme labor pain since Tuesday but she's not dilating enough. They said that they will do a C-section tomorrow. I am so upset on her behalf! The baby is stressed, the mother is stressed, my aunt is beside herself. Ugh. Stupid doctor.

Work's still challenging. Eating up all my time at work. Work at work? So very wrong.

My step-grandma is back in the hospital. The chemo meds make her so sick that she doesn't eat or drink, and then she ends up in the hospital extremely dehydrated. She's going home today, and my step-aunt is going to be her nurse and my parents are having a hospital bed delivered there. She is so tired of fighting and being sick all the time. And I don't know that I could possibly blame her for that! It's such a brave and no-doubt draining thing to fight what the doctors consider the inevitable. But I don't want her to keep fighting for the sake of the family. She has to know that we will be okay so that if she's ready, she can let go. I HATE this. I had to watch my grandmother go through this 6 years ago and it is horrible.

Wow, sorry to bring you all down like that.

Tomorrow I'm going to a yarn tasting with my friend Laura--surely that doesn't violate my yarn focus challenge, right? I mean, I'm just tasting it; I don't get to take whole skeins of it home. (How I wish that were the case!)

I really need to update this blog with information on my Stitches haul, my star-sighting at Stitches, and Wicked. Those have by far been the highlights in an otherwise exhausting 5 or 6 weeks! We should have DSL in the new apartment soon and I'll give it a shot.

I hope to be back before another two weeks lapse my lovelies!

posted by Stephanie at 12:10 PM


  • I'm tired on your behalf LOL!!!
    Good to see you around though...

    Cheers Eva - PS: according to Bloglines you've got 26 readers :)

    By Anonymous Eva, at 1:32 AM  

  • As a fellow blogger who is (also) fairly certain she's lost all her readers, I'm faithfully commenting so you know you didn't lose me. :)

    By Anonymous madalyn, at 12:05 PM  

  • So here I am, loyal reader #3!

    I *almost* went to that yarn tasting. Had I known you were going to be there, I would have gone. Oh well

    That SUCKS about your jaw and your step-grandma. You've really got your plate full right now. Hang in there.

    By Blogger ~Kristie, at 3:45 PM  

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