Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
A note on the numbers: For this blanket, I cast on 20 stitches and knit enough rows so that one side had 20 ridges and the other had 19 ridges. I then bound off, making the 20th ridge on the back side. I picked up 20 stitches (some people like to pick up 21 - it's a matter of preference and how tight you knit) and knit 10 ridges. The next time I picked up 30 stitches, and knit 10 ridges. I'm liking the look.
And one piece of advice: weave in the ends as you go. You'll be happier when you are done. Trust me.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I sat in the doctor's chair while the assistant gave me two rounds of numbing drops (two!) and tried to keep calm while my dear friend made funny small talk with me.
When my doctor came in and looked at my eye and said, "It looks really good - much better than last time - I'm really surprised" I just held my breath because I couldn't breathe. When he said that he didn't think it was necessary to do the debridement today, I opened and closed my mouth, and then my friend did the nicest thing - she said out loud the thing I was thinking.
Prayers have been answered!
I go back in one month. I'm so so thankful. Thank you, Dr. K. To everyone sending prayers my way, thank you. To my husband and kids who prayed over me this morning, I love you guys. To the God who keeps me in His hands, thank you for your work in my eye and my life.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
This is not an endorsement for money or profit. I was excited about saving so much money on something that I found at a low price and I would have ordered anyway. Happy coffe drinking. (They have teas, too.)
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
What with all this eye drama, I haven't been to the library to get a new book. So I'm reading Little Women. Can you believe that I have never read it? Me neither. It's such a sweet book. I'm enjoying it alot.
In other news, the kids are fine. Samuel went ice skating for the first time on Saturday. He's not very good, but he had fun. Sally is a fair skater. They were surprised that I knew how to skate. The husband is fine, too. My dad is doing really well and is feeling better and better all the time. The mice that were living in our back yard left and never came back. (I don't count the stuffed mouse that my best friend left for me to find, OR the candy mice that she lovingly gave me last week. They don't count, but they made me laugh.) So, if it weren't for the bad eye, things would be pretty great around here.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
If you see a mistake, DO NOT TELL ME. My eye is feeling much much better tonight, and it's not necessary to distract me because I need a good night's sleep. (Knitters, it's Lion Cotton Ease yarn in Taupe on US7 needles.)
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Well, I have it. I went to the opthamologist today and he gave me a contact lens to wear for a week while my cornea heals and some drops so it doesn't get infected.
This totally messes up my practical wise advice. I'm kinda bummed about that.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Samuel: "Mommy, I love you forty two."
Me: "I love you forty five!"
Samuel: "I love you a hundred and a googolen*."
*One day I explained to the kids that there is no such thing as the biggest number, but a very large number is called a googol (which is a '1' with 100 zeros behind it). They frequently throw around this knowledge, but almost never get the word 'googol' right.
Friday, November 02, 2007
In other news, I was walking in a parking lot this morning and some guy had on Eternity cologne. That always makes me think of this guy from college - he wore way too much of the stuff every single day, but he was a good guy - and it got me to thinking how smell is so closely linked to certain memories for me. I think I've mused on this before - vinegar reminds me of Easter, chocolate chip cookies of my mom, and playdough of my uncle (we used to play playdough whenever he would come over for a visit). Today, I was thinking about what smell will make my kids think of me. (My guess is vanilla. Samuel always asks to smell the vanilla when we bake, and my perfume is a vanilla scent.)
I'm off. I have some laundry to fold, some bills to pay, and some yarn to knit. Have a great weekend, Internet!
Thursday, November 01, 2007
(2) I don't like the first day of the month because the bills are due. (hate those bills)
(3) Since I live in crazy southern California, I will spend part of this first day of November replanting my morning glories into the ground. They are growing like crazy and totally too big for the pot I planted them in. We are STILL getting tomatoes, and there are a few pumpkins that I am holding out hope for them to turn orange. I want to try this recipe I found for a baked pumpkin dessert - you clean out the pumpkin, put in some cut fruit and brown sugar and spices, and pop the lid back on and bake it for 1-2 hours. Sounds yummy and fun, right? I'll let you know.