Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fingers Crossed

I think the craziness may be over (fingers crossed). Melissa is getting better, although I ended up staying home again on Friday so I could take her back to the doctor, this time for stomach cramps. This doctor felt like it was probably some sort of food allergy, or possibly a stomach bug, that coincidentally happened at the same time as the strep, but was unrelated and therefore confusing. And since she broke out in a rash today, we're thinking it's probably allergy.

Last night, Stephanie popped in to spend the night, but she probably regretted it, as she and I were woken up around 2 a.m. to the sound of some sort of rodent(s) gnawing away under our house. Talk about creepy.

Today I spent eight hours in a classroom for the first session of my third gifted class; given the way things have been this week, I actually looked forward to the "break"! It was fun seeing some of the people in my cohort and talking about gifted strategies again.

But my best news is that since Stephen is employed again and needed a car, I was able to buy the one I've been wanting for awhile! Isn't it pretty?

In knitting news, I've started a Noro square for a Fussy Cuts Blanket; the pattern was in the newest book I bought, Craft Activism. I want to go out and buy a bunch of Noro, but I'm making myself knit all the ones I already have first. Only then will I give myself permission to buy more. Talk about motivation! It's a great book and it's inspired me to have a crafting party next weekend for some friends of mine (none of them are knitters, but I feel an urge to start a crafting group with them anyway). Our first group project is going to be one of those tied fleece throws. Should be fun. Hope your weekend is a relaxing one. I'm counting on Sunday for that.


  1. Nice ride!
    Your plans for a craft group sound like fun. And, good luck with knitting up the Noro in your stash. I'm only half-way through my 'pledge' and I haven't made a huge dent. Not the way I'd hoped to, anyway.

  2. I like your new car!

    I'm not such a fan of Noro. Sadly, though I find the colors brilliant, I can't stand the feel of that yarn in my fingers. If the project is small, I can knit with it, but fear I'll never do anything major from their yarn.

    I'm glad the dark cloud is passing. Keep keeping on.

  3. What kind of car is that? It's cute. Congrats on the end of unemployment. We keep hearing here about how bad things are south of the border, but it hits home when it's the husband of a fellow knitter. Sounds as though everything is getting better in your life.

  4. Love the new car, and so glad your daughter is doing better. I love Noro but don't want it too close to my skin. Beautiful blanket.

  5. Can't wait to see your Fussy Cuts and thrilled you like the book. Have fun with your crafting get together.