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.


strangelittlemama said...

Oh, I really hope you are feeling better soon. You are doing so much for others & you deserve wellness.

Vicki Knitorious said...

So happy to hear from you, Cindy!

Ramona said...

It's so nice to hear from you. I hope you continue to feel a little bit better everyday.

Miss Scarlett said...

Oh my God! Welcome back. I was clapping my hands when I saw you wrote the post!
I am so, so happy to hear from you. You have been in my thoughts often. Thank you Ed for taking such good care of Cin.
I am heading over to check out Warming Grace right now.
Sending you a huge hug!!

dorothee said...

Yay! Welcome back! It's so good to hear that you're at least a bit better. Hope that you keep up the getting better!

And thanks to Ed, of course for taking good care of you, and for keeping us informed. It was a pleasure to read posts of a non-knitting guy on a knitting blog!

Helen said...

Yes, I have it too and I've often thought it should be called Rip Van Winkle Syndrome - great chunks of your life go by without you actually experiencing them. And the cold feet! We had a heatwave this year and I was still wearing cashmere bedsocks at night. Do hang in and get back to your old spark. It's fucking good to have you back.

Knittah said...

I am so glad to see you post! This dratted disease (keeping my comment rated G) dangles the carrot of productivity just out of reach all too often. Take care of yourself and be well. Sadly, that is probably the shortest path to more knitting. - Jennie

Kathy said...

So glad to see a post. Continued wishes for rest and feeling better each day!

Teyani said...

glad that you're back!
those trekking socks are just lovely - with that cheerful color, they must make you smile every time you put them on.
take it easy on your return-entry into the world dear Cin

amanda said...

*sigh* a post from Cin. Love you Ed and you did a great job as pinch hitter and all yet I am so utterly happy to see the woman has posted.

crzjane said...

Glad to hear that you were able to be up and round for a little bit. Tell Ed that he needs to post more often. I like to know how you are doing.

Lucia said...

Welcome back, Cyn! You are ahead of me: I did not finish my Trekking socks (I'm on the home stretch of the first one), nor did I get to the Bitchin' Mittens I was going to do. But the weather is cooling and my fingers are itching. Maybe I just need to get a square or two under my belt.

Mindy said...

Goed to hear from you. I hope you feel better soon.

Wannietta said...

Not that your husband isn't totally cool but it's great to hear it from you! Take care!!

Jenn said...

Glad to hear that you are on the road to recovery. Take you time and get better, post when you can and don't worry about us, we will be here when you are fully back. :)

margene said...

It's so good to hear from you! You have been missed. The socks are beautiful and you are a trooper to trek along with us during such trying times. Hugs to you and may you heal and be well soon.

Dorothy said...

Glad you are on the narrow road to feeling more well than you have been.

I hope you continue to feel better and we will continue to "hit on" you and read what you've written when you can.

sue said...

It is so good to hear from you again, but please get better first, and dont get too stressed out about things. Your body is just telling you to take it easy. By the way, I think you are very lucky to have such a great husband who looks after you and your blog so well. Hope you are better soon!

Dawn said...

Hey Girlfriend,

Good to see you up and around a bit. I want you to take it real easy cause I really want you to be ok to the best you can for Gone Stitchin.

Luv ya lots
Dawn aka Pink One who has been Blue cuz I miss you

Cathy said...

Cynthia, I'm so happy to see that you are up for a bit and able to post. You were missed and in my prayers this past summer. Please continue to take it slow.

Jean-Anne said...

Happy to see you blogging. The internet has not been the same without you. You are always in my thoughts.

Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

Dear Cyn,
I am so happy to see you back and relieved to hear you are OK. You were in my thoughts all Summer.
You can't take care of anyone else if you aren't taking care of yourself so I hope you will take it slow and easy--even though it may seem NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE.

Samantha said...

Oh Cynthia, it's so good to 'hear' your 'voice' ... I've missed you. While I would love to hear from you every day I don't want you to over-do, so hearing the occasional update from you will be enough to keep me placid. :)

Thank you, in advance, for knitting squares for me. You are such a wonderful person. It never ceases to amaze me how caring and giving you are even when you aren't feeling like yourself. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. :)

The socks look great.

jackie said...

Welcome back! I have missed your blogs. I am glad that things are on an upswing for you. Being sick REALLY SUCKS! Here's hoping that your recovery is swift and that the sound of your needles can be heard from coast to coast. I'm off to see Grace!

sprite said...

Glad to see you "up and about." Please continue to take care of yourself.

jill said...

((((Cynthia))))) I think of you daily. I understand how bumming it can be when it hurts too much to knit. I'll knit a few rounds for you tonight.

amanda cathleen said...

Your socks look great, nice and snuggly. ((hugs)) take care of yourself!

Emily said...

It's good to "see" you even if it is just for a second! Your sokcs look great and I hope you are feeling better veryveryvery soon.

Rhonda said...

cYnThIaaaaaa, I've missed you and here it is Tuesday & I just found out that you posted. I need an alarm system to go off when you post now, LOL!

Good to know you're doing better and Ed it keeping you for doing TOO much. We know how you can over-do-it! I think about you all the time ... I know it doesn't seem like it, but if you've ever noticed a little tickle at the end of your nose now and then ... that's me thinking of ya, hehe. Now I'm going to check out what you posted on Warming Grace ... Hugs to ya!

brewerburns said...

I'm glad to hear that you're feeling a little better.

Elizabeth said...

Hey girl, I knew we'd hear from you again on one of these stop-by's, although Ed has been taking very good care of the blog. He's a keeper.

AllisonVZ said...

It's nice to read an update and I look forward to reading more when you are feeling up to it.

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Carole said...

Whoops! I missed your return to blogging. It's great to have you back. Hope you're feeling stronger every day.