I started the granny square blanket. I suck. First off, I was off gauge on a square and had to go up a hook size. I also decided, and tell me if this is okay to do the squares in piecework. I am doing the first color first, rounds 1-3 and then I'll do the second color when they're all done-does anyone else do it this way? RHSS solid colors aren't nearly as rough as variegated, which is all I ever use before. When one does squares, how to you get the ring to come out so smoothly-mine always has the weird join mark and I have tried a gazillion techhniques to get rid of it-I prefer the I hook, but the J hook gives me gauge, barely, and I am not going up to K!
I only did 5 and am bored already and trying to figure out what else to do-Noro fulled bag? Sigh. Dishcloths may win out today.
Not much going on, Elena came home yesterday complaining of a sore throat. Sadly, Wednesday, when I was in her class, a boy in her grouping was running a 102 temp. The teacher said he looked "off" since Monday, she sent him to the nurse Monday and Tuesday and his mom still sent him in, so more than likely, Elena has what he had. Her temp was 101.5 this AM. She is anti-medication of any kind, but did take 2 of the 4 chewable Motrin she should take for her weight this AM. The temp has gone down somewhat, she's in good spirits, but complaining of the sore throat, has a slightly honky cough and isn't eating much. She's already obsessing about having to possibly take Motrin tonight (every 8 hours) and keeps talking about it. Oy!
Mike's out car shopping. I'm bored. Laundry is being done (of course). I am obsessing myself about the damn upper scope just because of my fear of choking thing. Also, my stomach has been just lousy, the Reglan helps for a few days, I don't get the same symptoms, but new ones when I take that and I don't know which is worse. It's tiresome and I do what they tell me to do, try it for at least a month and then realize, "it's not working".
Unfortunately, Elena was supposed to go to a play with my mother, her friend and her friend's grandchild to give Mike and I a little "alone" time, something we never, ever get. My mom does not babysit-period and it's been so long since we had "grown up" time. I'll see how she's doing tomorrow, but I doubt she'll go-she may feel awful and I don't want her making others sick and I surely don't want her missing much school, if any. Keep your fingers crossed this passes quickly.