Thursday, December 22, 2005

'Tis the season to be.....sickly

One word has dominated my life lately: germs. It started a couple of weeks ago when the boy was sick all weekend with lots of drainage, coughing up a lung, and vomiting. It went away in a couple of days so we figured it was just a quick bug. But no, it came back with a vengeance and this time it got me too. The boy and I have been home sick for 3 days. I just started feeling better and I'm assuming he is too because he is running around in crackhead mode again. But wait - let me tell you about the wonderful day I had yesterday. I woke up feeling miserable and wanting to die, but I had something I needed to take into work because they were having a function that day (and by the way, sorry if I infected anyone). So I took a shower and got dressed and got the boy all dressed and headed out the door. My car wouldn't start. I hijacked the hubby's truck and took care of a few things at work and then went back home. My best friend that lives in Houston just happened to be in the area and stopped by, but to keep from infecting her kids with the crud, I stood outside and we talked by her vehicle. We have several trees in the front and a stupid little bird picked the EXACT spot where I was standing to crap and it hit me right on the head. Clearly it was intentional. So I went back inside and washed my hair for the 2nd time that day while my husband nearly peed himself laughing. I called my doctor's office and convinced them to call me in a prescription, but didn't find out until 7:00pm that the pharmacy hadn't filled it because they show in their computer that I am alergic to that particular drug. I said, "No, I'm not. I'm not allergic to any drugs." And please tell me where pharmacists get off managing my health instead of my doctor. My doctor knows perfectly well what I'm capable of taking and what I'm not. It's bad enough that pharmacies are refusing to fill some scripts because of moral issues, but now they have to play doctor with us as well? Give me a break. But anyway, I'm happy to report that today is going much better and no birds have crapped on me...yet.

I did finally finish the baby sweater that I was making and sent it off to my cousin in Ohio. Here's a picture:


It's the Ribbon Edged Cardigan from Special Knits by Debbie Bliss. Yarn is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in dusty pink and I couldn't find a ruffled-edge ribbon that matched so I omitted it and opted for some simple pearl buttons. I think it turned out quite nice if you kindly overlook the holes I made when picking up stitches around the neck. But that's ok because it's a hand-knit garment and therefore, unique.

And since that is done, I am attempting my first toe-up sock. I don't have pictures yet because I JUST started it so there's really not much to see. If it goes well, I'll have picture soon. If not, I may stab someone with my dpn's out of frustration.

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas or wonderful holiday, whatever you celebrate. I'll have family coming over again. Someone please drink some spiked eggnog for me.

1 Comments:

Blogger M. said...

The sweater is gorgeous! I think cashmerino might be one of my favorite yarns-- it's really nice against skin.

I still have the email for the toe-up help in my 'drafts', if you want it.

Melanie
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