Saturday, August 11, 2012

I know that it has been awhile...

But my son is in physical distress.
He has had the reduction done on the second lung, but he isn't bouncing back like the first surgery.
Last night he grew agitated and has pulled at the trachea tube, so they sedated him again to replace it. Now he is spiking a fever. He is sedated while they treat it to give him a break.
The datura has started to flower though.
Always a bright spot to find in the garden. This flower is Huge.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sick in bed...

I hate when my immune system attacks me. I have spent most of the last week in bed with a facial abscess...yep... it's just as nasty as it sounds. I look like someone took a base ball bat to the left side of my face.
Lots of antibiotics and pain medication and I am feeling much better now.
Bored to tears but better.
So I decided to try to knit some kitchen wash cloths (like I didn't have enough of them) and pass some of the time.
This one ended up more rectangular than square but it is as good as it is going to get right now. However I really liked the pattern that I found in the book Mason*Dixon Knitting by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne.
It was easy to follow even medicated and it turned out fine. I think I know what I will be doing with some of that cotton yarn!
* I know that these are out of order... but that is what pain medications do to me. This post was from a couple of days ago.

Made one more...

dish rag. This time it seems to be knit right. However I found that I really don't like the color changes in it, so I just used a variegated cotton yarn. I really like the way it came out so I think I may make a couple of more of them. (also the mop covers that match.)
Feeling much better, and have started to reduce the amount of pain medications I am on finally. I really look forward to not being asleep or dizzy.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Well, the entire town seems to be doing fire clean up. I had been thinking that the dust was heavier than usual until I touched a microfiber dust cloth to it. As it turns out, it is smoke residue. Everywhere... just everywhere... having to rewash the entire house is going to be a chore.
The heat wave still seems to be with us and the temperatures remain in the high 90's to low 100's. So the M.S. is really getting in my way. I have spent most of the last three days in bed on pain medications. So I am having no fun at all. I am getting some knit dishcloths done though.
Here is a picture of the yuck that is coating the town.
Ewwww! I think you can see my finger prints in it!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Waldo Canyon four

I don't seem to be doing much at all. I think the entire town is in shock.
Bless the fire fighters who are making such a valiant effort to keep this fire contained.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


I have not gotten much time to devote to the blog the past couple of days. The Waldo Canyon Fire is taking much of my attention. I have a friend who is evacuating and I have been helping out a bit.

Projects that are on going are the knitted shawls and the granny squares... I just seem to always have these projects going and have for a few years.

I am going to be having a crochet along brunch on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month just to keep my social time going.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fresh Start... again...

I have been distracted far to long.
I have a brunch that meets twice a month now that is concentrating on crochet. I have not gotten pictures posted to my computer yet so they should be up tomorrow.
I have discovered that I am addicted to aquaponic gardening. Small scale on the cheap while I learn... by fall I expect to start a small commercial business up with it.
Everything from staying prepared to homesteading is going on full blast. I will catch up with some of it I promise.

Horribly overgrown gold fish pool number one.