Aug 23, 2012


This week has been brought to you by the letter “H” for health. I started the week with a nasty case of something that left me headachy with a sore throat and the reddest eyes I’ve ever seen. They were painful and scary. Worst of all, I needed to get healthy super fast so that I could take care of Miss M who was having tubes put in her ears on Wednesday.

Fortunately everything went well yesterday. I was feeling better and the tubes were put in with no problems at all. As unhappy as I was that Miss M needed the tubes, she was very cute in her hospital gown. So I took a few pictures.
 Miss M in Hospital gown

Here is another one of her with the teddy bear they gave her, walking around in her hospital gown with the diaper showing. I hope that in the future she'll love the teddy and have no recollection at all of how she got it.
Miss M in Hospital gown with peeking diaper

No pictures of her post surgery because she was in constant motion. She was following her big sister around. Laughing, eating strawberries, and dancing. Clearly she was not upset by the tubes in the least.

Aug 16, 2012

No Gold

The thing about returning to some semblance of normal after huge change and upheaval is that there is a tendency to get overly excited and misinterpret progress as a sign that you can just jump back into things where you left off.  In reality, this isn't possible because things have CHANGED.  This really can't be stated strongly enough.  The change may be good.  It may be fabulous.  But change has consequences.  Stuff just doesn't fit together quite the same way.  This applies to everything.

When I signed up for the Ravellenic Games this year I had every expectation that I'd achieve gold as I had in the past.  I chose a WIP or two to enter in the WIP Wrestling event - choices strongly influenced by the fact that most of my stash is still in storage.  See, I'm somewhat realistic.  I still failed.
pointelle 1
Project one (the only one I actually touched) was Pointelle by Cookie A in some absolutely fabulous yarn.  I love the pattern and the yarn equally and returning to it was joy.  What it wasn't was fast.  One would have to be delusional to expect it to be.  And so I was, because in the old days I could knit on my way to and from work with ease and I could knit in the evenings without disruption.  Neither of these things are true any longer.  I dare you to try to do anything uninterrupted with a one-year-old around.

So the only gold this year is the gorgeous color of my, still unfinished, socks.  I did finish the first one and start the second one.  I hope to finish them in the coming weeks.  They'd be the first pair I finished in over a year.  That may not be medal-worthy but it'll keep my feet warm and sometimes that's good enough.

Aug 15, 2012

Ten on Tuesday - Ten Favorite TV Shows from your Childhood.

We are just back from a quickie vacation.  Here's a little peek.


saw something recently that nobody should ever be subjected to.  The Blue Screen of Death!  I'd been having trouble with my new laptop for quite a while, ever since it caught a particularly wicked virus.  I decided to think positive and give it one more try to get it going and instead I was forced to accept that it's time to move on.  So now I'm back to doing everything, including blogging, on my iPad.  Not even remotely ideal but I'll make it work until I figure out what the new machine will be.  All suggestions are welcome.

Meanwhile, back to business. There is nothing like a really good Ten on Tuesday topic to bring a girl back to the blog - even if you are a day late.  I think that I've always liked tv, I just haven't always had the same degree of access.  Anyway, this is kind of timely since I just saw a movie based on a show that fits the bill.  I'll start there.

  1. 21 Jump Street - Hello Johnny!
  2. The Cosby Show - seems kind of quaint now but then it was fab.
  3. Little House on the Prairie - speaking of quaint.
  4. CHiPs - so cornball but oh how we loved it back then. 
  5. Solid Gold - oh those dancers in their shiny outfits. Mostly my sister and I would sit and laugh at how silly it was.
  6. This Old House - the precursor to HGTV.  My dad loved it and I loved to watch it with him.
  7. The Smurfs - I remember waking up early on Saturday mornings and watching it with my sister.
  8. The ABC After School Special - ok, so technically it's not a show but OMG did we love these.
  9. The Love Boat - great to watch when I was babysitting.
  10. LA Law - I suppose this is stretching it but in my late teens this was my favorite show.  In fact, this is the only show I would really like to have on DVD.  If only it was available.