Rip Van Winkle is awake....sort of
Hello. It's me. Yes me. Not that blogger loving husband of mine (he's sitting beside me, reading a book and laughing). I am not totally well and I am going to have to be very careful but I just needed to connect. This has been the crappiest summer I have had in a long time (suffice it to say I won't bore you totally with the details but there was a neuro chemical withdrawal from Advil - oh yes Advil and an allergic reaction to an antibiotic and then my normal bad reaction to the heat and humidity and alot of pain and fogginess and fatigue but I know that compared to some I have it good so there will be no whining). Okay the only thing I may whine about is how my summer affected my knitting. Knitting has been my salvation and the thing that reminds me that I can be somewhat productive. Very little knitting happened this summer - too tired, couldn't concentrate and the pain in my hands sucked. I did finish my Trek Along Socks (couldn't let Margene and Norma down!). I cannot remember the pattern or the colour but I will post them. I am really loving them (my feet always seem to be cold these days..) and they are snuggly - I like my socks snug. After a loving lecture from my bestest buddy Carole I did manage to sew up a few of my finished but unsewn objects (5 pairs of socks, a vest, a hat and a scarf) so I suppose this time wasn't a total wash but it is freaking hard to be sick when you are an anal product oriented type A with so few avenues for accomplishments these days. I have to thank Carole, Ed and Amanda for keeping me laughing - I have so needed it. I also managed a conversation with Teyani and Rhonda - you guys rock! I also have to thank everyone for their well wishes and cards; Ed managed that carefully because of course I would start to cry and over stimulation is part of the problem (my doctor says right now that my body cannot filter out anything so my Central Nervous System is overly sensitive to noise, light, too much going on, certain foods, etc...I am a good time let me tell you!). I know I have missed so much and I can feel the fog coming on so let me say that I have lots to tell you (another time or a few) and that I will post (although not as frequently as I desire) and I will try my best to read your blogs and comment (to the best of my current abilities not the level of my desire - god do I desire!). I also promise not to join any knitalongs (I do plan to knit a red scarf for Norma, some squares for Samantha and perhaps one other good cause) but I will be much more cognizant of my limitations (enforced by my lovely husband whom I love so so dearly and who not only writes on my blog but has been reading my bloglines and keeping me abreast of things LOL - I will have to teach him about lurking!). I have updated the Warming Grace Blog. I have continued to get squares and requests to join. There are like 249 knitters (it has been so long that I feel totally Rip Van Winkleish in the admin. department) and they cover four continents. Amazing. I may focus more of my energy over there for a while instead of here because it is such an important project and I am still focused on my goal of twenty blankets for kids. So off to bed I go and I have to say it feels fucking good writing this post! I have missed you all so much.