Monday, April 02, 2007


I'm trying to get back into the rhythm. I really am.

My mood has improved a bit since my last posting but of course, my physical health has declined. It started Friday. Chills, fever, body aches and sore throat. The body ache seemed to stay right on my tailbone and emenated outwards over my trunk to the joints connecting my extremities; I referred to this over the weekend to my guy as the Spinal Tap. It bloomed and blossomed over the weekend and my guy also got some, me being a sharing, giving creature and all. Today I had the Rudolph Nose and had my teeth cleaned. The hygenist put on her magnifying goggles and shuddered when she peered down at my inflamed nasal area, exclaiming, "You DO look like you have a cold." (I had told her I had one, guess she did not believe me until she saw it full force through the goggles). She poked at my teeth and did not stop talking, although she asked me many questions and paused for me to answer whilst her fingers were in my mouth. Do they not get that you can't talk back to them when they are in your mouth like that? YEEESH! I just looked up at her helplessly, trying to nod or participate, knowing it was futile. You either spit on her or sound like a monster or end up with a scrapey-hook in your tonque. It's silence or nothin'.

Here is the wee one's cardi:

We're talkin' back and left front. Which leaves....right front, right sleeve and left sleeve, not necessarily in that order, either. So I'm playing Chicken with yarn: you knit and knit and knit and don't stop or swerve away, the goal being to get to the finish line before your ball or skein ends so you don't have to drive to the store in a sweat, hoping there is more of the yarn you need to finish the cardi you spent at least a month or so trying to knit...

I'm excited about some new things in my horizon of late. I've joined a group in my area and I'm enjoying meeting new peeps and branching out a bit. Here is a picture of some forsythia I brought inside to enjoy:

The bush may not actually be ours. One of the houses next door to us is empty and has been since we moved in and is now for sale. We think we know where the property line is but there is no official word...we need to get a survey. But we decided to spend our hard-earned dough on other things such as the GREATEST GRILL EVER INVENTED FOR A VEGAN AND CARNIVORE COUPLE. It has two seperate grilling areas--one side for meat (YUCK) and one for lovely, nuturing and delicious vegan culinary masterpieces. No more freaking out about possible live meat juice contamination, no sir. Just complete blissfully happy dinners cooked out of doors.

Go look at the gorgeous full moon tonight, it's truly magikal!! Oh, and HAPPY OPENING DAY, PITTSBURGH PIRATES (game is tied right now, they are in Houston).


Laura said...

Sorry to hear you are sick! I hope you feel better soon. The sweater is fabulous. I'm still afraid to try cables yet. Maybe after more regular knits. :-)
Take care!