Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Day!

This past two weeks have seemed verrrrrry looooong. Filled with dr. visits and worry and very little sleep. I had to take my DH to the emergency room before dawn last Thursday morning. The symptoms had started two days before, but DH is very stoic about pain. The only way you'll know if he has a headache for instance is that he'll be more quiet than usual. So when you find him on the floor asking you to please make the room stop spinning, you bundle him up and go. It was finally diagnosed as a viral inner ear infection and because it was viral there was nothing to do for it but let it run it's course. The symptoms included severe dizziness, nausea, and disorientation. They gave him a prescription to tone down the dizziness and another for the nausea. For the first few days he couldn't eat at all, had no desire to and the mere thought of food made him ill. He finally started on soft solids (I fed him applesauce, mashed bananas, soups, soft breads and the like). He's feeling about 90% better but still can't drive yet. Just being in the car for a ride to the drs. office yesterday wore him out. That Thursday after we got back home and I got him settled, I went to check the mail and of course, wouldn't you know it? There was a package from my SP:

A luxurious pair of socks that were not only hand knit, but hand dyed as well! The pictures don't do the colors justice, jewel toned blues and hints of greens barely there reds

A beautiful quilted pouch in steel blues, grays, golds and reds. I'm going to use it as my official sock project bag; I can put my working yarn in the pouch and knit from it while the bag's drawstring rests on my wrists. I'll even be able to knit while standing. Did you make the quilted pouch as well SP?! I especially love the knots at the end of the drawstrings, they remind me of bees.

...And a lovely card in blues, greens, grays, golds and white. This card also has a series of intricate knots. I want to learn how to make them.

Thank you, Thank you SP! They were just what I needed, just in time :-)

In the felting front, this is my sheep from last week's class, I finished it this past Sunday. So what you see is a before wooly coat application pic and an after wooly coat application pic. All done with needle felting, 100% wool, 99.9% enthusiasm & only .1% needle felting finger incident. I'm enjoying this class. The next session is in two weeks. We're going to do gnomes I believe.

Chris is taking the class as well. This is Chris' sheep and my sheep (they're buddies)

Here are just a few of the many people and events I'm grateful for EVERYDAY of my life, but especially today:

I'm grateful for my family & friends past, present and future. Mum, Papi I love you. Thank you for being who you are and for helping me to be who I am. Although I probably didn't say it then, thank you for being a pain when you needed to be

I'm grateful for all the sweet babies in the world (a.k.a. all babies, 'cause all babies are sweet babies). Their joy and wonder, their trust and love

I'm grateful for friends who leave messages on my voicemail about the particular sound pattern of rain falling on the rooftops that they were listening to. Pointing out that that exact sound pattern has never happened before and will never happen again. Letting me know they were thinking of me (just as I was thinking of them coincidently)

I'm grateful for that butterfly that captured my attention, causing me to stop what I was doing and follow it's path with my eyes until I couldn't see it anymore

I'm grateful for Baily White for writing the stories that made my DH laugh while I read out loud to him this past week

I'm grateful for the sound of my DH laughing out loud

I'm grateful for the two black furry alarm clocks that go off at o'dark thirty and won't shut off until they are fed ;-)

I'm grateful for the turkey that was running around the mall grounds while I was at job #2 the other day. I like to think he was an escapee. Hopefully no one got hurt while trying to avoid hitting him. Run Turkey, Run! Word of advice though, stay away from the traffic

I'm grateful for an SP that possess perfect timing, incredible talent and warm thoughtfulness (and for my SP's cat, who helped her make my treasures)

I'm grateful for artistic urge to create that exists in us all (yes, even those of you who think that you aren't artistic)

I'm grateful for the heart wrenching beauty in the changing colors of the leaves as they die

I'm grateful for the ability we have to feel all of our emotions and for the myriad experiences that bring them out

I'm grateful for the opportunity to experience life


Blogger R a i n said...

Glad your husband is feeling much better. Must have given you a good scare!
Your SP is amazing, lucky you ;o)

Happy Thanksgiving!

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Lauren said...


I'm so sorry to hear about your DH! Tell him we're sending some poi over, that'll stick to his ribs.

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Janix said...

So glad your husband is feeling better. Your sheep is so cute, I tried the needle felting but kept stabbing my finger with the needle. Maybe I'll try it again.

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope your husband is feeling better.

I'm blushing at all the nice words on the package. You're either going to give me a big head or get more stuff. Or both. :-)
Your SP

1:25 AM  
Anonymous Lana said...

Cute sheep :-)

5:48 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Wonderful posting; very inspiring. I hope your husband feels better soon. Trips to the ER are always scary.

10:08 AM  

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