Monday, December 19, 2005

Monday Thoughts

What a wonderful day! Not too cold here, but sunny.

Today is the day I am worried about with the fevers coming back. I am done the IV therapy and although the pain didn't subside completely like I had hoped, I am somewhat crocheting and getting around. My right foot has bad pain and I am limping, but the pain meds help and all in all I am in great spirits, so who cares??????? My mom is here now and I am trying not to stress over the temps, so please say your prayers, light your candles, send your good vibes, etc. Do what it takes people! It's working so far~

I am crocheting a bit today. I love using the Brittany hooks cause they are easy in my hands and I am making a scarf for my SIL and one for the little girl down the street as a "thank you" for making sure Elena gets to her class okay etc. She has taken over with Elena at school as far as getting off the bus without me even having to ask and I am so grateful to her. Last week I received a package from Cordelia from a blog contest she had some time ago. Inside were three skeins of yarn from Hobby Lobby (we don't have one here) called Yarn Bee Highland Thistle in Shetland. The stuff is wicked awesome. It's bulky, works up fast and smoothly and has awesome colors. I am making a few of the Fuzzy Galore Spiral scarves with it and they are coming out awesome. I must find out what other colors Hobby Lobby has of this stuff cause the hats it would make! So thank you Cordy, I adore this yarn~

I also decided to try a shawl in some space dyed chenille, just haven't started it yet. The pattern is from Berocca Knits and is the Cosa Mesa (I think). However, the yarn I am using is thicker and I'll have to go up a few hooks sizes, so I hope it works out.

I also placed a Knit Picks order yesterday for some Wool of the Andes. My BIL Norman is a delivery man for Strohmann and, although I am behind in my hooking, I plan to make him a nice wool hat and scarf to wear for his deliveries. I had to make sure 1) no wool allergies or aversions. 2) Colors. So Mike and I got out the color card and picked out the yarn for hat and scarf. Mike wanted me to add a few rows of the yellow, but I couldn't, so I settled for some lighter brown in a wheat color. Of course, I had to order a few skeins for myself. I didn't try any of the other yarns, just the Wool of the Andes. Knit Picks had a deadline of 12/04 for Christmas delivery (a bit delayed I would say), but I won't be doing it until the first week of January anyway, so...............I have become such a yarn snob, I am slightly embarrassed, but not that embarrassed. So Cheryl, yarn is special ordered to match his uniform and I will be working on it. You know I won't do anything half-assed either!

I had a great weekend and am looking forward to this week and the holiday! I told my husband it's probably not fair to be so damn happy, but for some reason I am ecstatic in general. The stuff with my family worked out and we all talked it out and this looks like it's going to be a great holiday. It's sad it takes getting really sick, but sometimes it takes something jarring to jolt you into reality and work through things. If this is what it took, so be it.

Enough of my sappy ass comments, have a great day!

11 comments:

Kari said...

Just wanted you to know that you rock.

noricum said...

I'm sending hugs and good vibes! ;)

Kathy said...

{{gentle hugs and lots of good vibes}}; hopefully you will make it thru Christmas getting better and better each day.

Wendy said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. You just reminded me that I won a blog contest months ago, too...I wonder if I will be getting a little Christmas surprise. Very cool!

Alisha said...

I hope you continue to improve : ) Good thoughts , prayers and all the other stuff coming your way ((hugs))

Sharon-crochetville said...

And what exactly does a sappy ass look like? I want to make sure I don't have one.

**Heather** said...

Thinking of you TONS my dear!!!

ladylinoleum said...

Hey Lady, thinking about you and sending you good healing thoughts.

Did you get the pressie I sent you yet? And when you open it, please note that I used Koigu to make it for the yarn snob in you! Merry Christmas!!!

The Shrone said...

As you know, being sick does make family take notice of what is important. Of course I wouldn't recommend getting sick just to mend family squabbles, but when it does fall into place, it feels good.

I am gushing out love and healing to you, and I've been thinking about you and your steroid therapy.

vicki said...

deneen, am so glad your feeling so much better. no one has as much right as you right now to be so happy that you are feeling better. sending gentle hugggs and lots of good thoughts and yes prayers cause i do pray, that you will continue to feel better and that you are able to have a wonderful christmas with your family. it must be very hard on all of you, whats a sappy ass look like LOL, hugs girl, take it easy though, but enjoy your time with your family and am so glad you can crochet again . hopefully for a long time now. hugggggs once again my friend

Sara said...

Sending my good vibes, too.

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