Thursday, May 25, 2006

Prediction: CORRECT


So I'm bloggin' because The Office is a re-run. I'm still half-watching it while I type. It's a sickness and I don't know how I will survive until the new season starts.

So anyhow, my sweater IS in fact completed!!! I stayed up until 1AM last night finishing it up. It turned out pretty well. Here's some pics:

The Back:

The Front:


I don't think The Sweater is looking good with The Skirt. There is something amiss. I can't quite put my finger on it. So I now have a new skirt and new sweater without anything to wear either one with. I also have new shoes I don't think I'll be wearing anywhere either. You all know what this means--tomorrow I am fighting the mean fight on the streets, looking for The Dress. And problably The Shoes. Maybe even The Jacket. More money down the drain, just what I need right now!

So I am a great fortune teller, at least. Too bad over the weekend I couldn't see a bunch of yuck heading right for me. I attended a bachelorette party Saturday and had a great time. Sunday looked a little different. My boyfriend's parents were staying with us and I was hurting. They all went shopping and I stayed home to let the Bayer do its job. It took quite a while but I felt better towards evening and even managed to eat some dinner. Then I realized I had lost my wallet!

I ended up getting the wallet back. The cab driver had it in his cab, but I had to cancel my ATM card as well as my credit card and order new ones just in case. Which have not arrived even though I was promised they would be here by now (take that National City and Chase)!

So then I go back to work and my boyfriend's parents leave and the world returns to normal. Went knitting at the Bee Hive too and had a good time and made good progress on The Sweater. Enter Tuesday. Enter the phone call from Kay. She's my mom. I usually call her Kay. Kay and I are talking and I am in a bit of a grouchy mood and am not being especially nice to Kay. Then she lets me know her cancer is back. She's been in remission for about 12 years now, fought and won the fight over breast cancer. Kay is one tough lady but no one should have cancer twice. They don't know yet if it's breast cancer come back or lung cancer yet so she needs to have a biopsy. I'm still reeling over this as I type it out here. I keep bursting into tears at odd moments. I was ironing a shirt for work yesterday and thought about how much she wants grandchildren and doesn't have any yet, and maybe I need to hurry up and get pregnant just in case, for her. That's pretty wrong, don't you think? To have a child for your parent?

So Kay and Bill (my dad) are coming Saturday and then I will drive them to the wedding. So tomorrow is all about cleaning the house, going to Whole Foods and Giant Eagle, shopping for a dress/shoes/jacket, getting a money holder for the lucky couple and finding time to cast on something new. My fingers are feeling that itch, the "I just finished the project I was focusing all energy on and now I have nothing to do" itch. I'll let you know where that takes the mean time, hope you all have good health and good knitting.


LisaBe said...

so sorry about your mom :( that stinks.
have fun at your wedding--i know you'll find just the right thing, or make it.
we watched the office, too. addiction is a difficult sickness, isn't it? (that's what *she* said!)
find that new project soon :)