Tuesday, November 18, 2008

knitting in limbo

even though I have a ton of knitting to do in the next month I haven't knitted a thing since last Wednesday. Mouth pain. Yep still hurts. Not tons, but enough to be annoyingly hurting all the effing time. They put some sort of bandage on it, feels like mosquito netting, that is kinda coming off but not all the way, so that the still sticking part keeps pulling at the part it's sticking to which I think is the incision. DH says my breath is HORRIBLE, probably because it looks like all kinds of gunk (food, blood, infection?) is stuck to the mosquito netting stuff. If I ever need this again, they'll have a hard time talking me in to it.

Lion Brand is starting a KAL for a sweater I'd love to knit, so of course I had to buy 'the' yarn. On sale though, at Joann's. DH is going to have a fit when it arrives though.

Going through some old pics, found this from 1969, would have probably been around mine and Jeff's birthday, (he's 3 years and 1 day younger than I). Long legs and dorky haircut, nothing much changed in 39 years!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The day after my birthday...

We only got the ceiling painted in the master bedroom last night. I was tired and cranky because my mouth hurt so much, DH was nauseous again. So we got up this morning and painted the walls. Only sniped at each other a couple times too! We got done about an hour before the bed came. We got us one of them there Sleep Number beds. Expensive, so he better *#%@ like it! He's a lot fussier about sleep than I am. I can sleep standing up, wherever, whenever. He's gotta have it DARK and QUIET, and even then he wakes up 2 or 3 times a night. At least we FINALLY got rid of the waterbed.

I'm ecstatic about one thing. My city had a computer recycling drop off today! I got rid of two humongous monitors, 2 old computers, a printer and an old scanner. Hallelujah! We missed the last two recycling days they had, always found out about them AFTER they happened. I signed up for e-mail notifications from the city and Viola! we got an e-mail on Thursday that there would be one this Saturday (today) from 10 -2. We barely made it between painting and the bed being delivered and setup, but we made it. I'm so so so happy to be rid of 'em!

Half my face is swollen to twice it's size. I look like I have 2 or 3 hard boiled eggs in my mouth n that side. The pain is low grade now, constant, but low grade.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

Today's my birthday. So far it's been lousy. I had oral surgery to remove a molar last night, which reallly hurts. OK not as bad as it did last night, but it hurts. I can only open my mouth a bit, which means I can only eat what can be cut in tiny pieces. And I have to be super careful chewing on the right side so nothing gets stuck in the stitches on th left side.

It's a good thing it's frowned upon to bring guns to work, I'd surely be locked up by now if it wasn't. What a bunch of whiners.

Tonight we're painting the master bedroom cause the new bed is getting delivered tomorrow.

So my treat to myself for this birthday is to feel sorry for myself. Don't worry, I'll get over it.

Monday, November 10, 2008


I keep screwing up the Truck pullover for Gavin. If you think cableing (sp?) is hard, uncableing (sp?) is twice as bad. Friday I totally skipped the decrease part, so had to ravel 2 rows. Today I missed one lousy purl (I'm blaming Metra, the lights kept going off on the train) and had to ravel back through 5 cables. At this rate, the kids will get their Christmas gifts for Valentines day.

I'm in the middle, actually the start, of new computer rollouts at work. Today 2 things happened that pissed me off. My boss wants me to rollout a computer to the biggest whiner in the department, I wanted to make him last out of principle! And... there's an application update that has to go out now, of course after the majority of the 78 machines I'm rolling out are built. So each one won't be done after plug-in, they'll all have to be updated. (again) What a pain in the butt. I don't have time for this. I can't work late tomorrow or Thursday, tomorrow's haircuts, Thursday I'm having a tooth removed - surgically. Dentist swears I can go back to work Friday, good thing cause I'm out of days for the year, I think. I may have one left, but don't want to waste it on toothy problems! Next week I've scheduled a presentation for the department I support on how to manage your contacts, and I don't have a quarter of the presentation done. Ugh. How do I get in to these messes?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

24 years

Today was our 24th wedding anniversary. And how did we celebrate this momentous occasion? By washing the ceilings and walls of 2 bedrooms (in preparation to paint). DH made Malt-o-meal for breakfast, we had frozen pizza for lunch and I made beef stew in the crock pot for dinner. No romance, candelight, merlot or restaurants for us! Best part of today was DH singing Happy Anniversary to us... and not having to wear a bra!

Bad news; one of the rooms we washed is our guest room, where I've also been stashing my yarn and fabric purchases, of which, even I have to admit, have gotten out of hand. It doesn't seem like so much a purchase here, a purchase there... but once it's all together in one spot, AND you have to move it to clean and paint, phew boy! DH is a bit ticked, and I just don't answer his b*tching. I'm not ignoring, just don't have a good answer to "what are you going to do with all this stuff?". The answer of knit or sew it doesn't seem to go over too well. Got a lot of "If you started right now you'd never finish before you die" comments, which is an exaggeration. Hey, but it's recession proof -- if we can't afford more yarn and fabric I'm set for (quite) a while!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Finally the *%$?# election is over

Didn't think it would ever end. I went in to the booth pretty sure I was voting for Obama, but changed my mind at the last second and voted for 'the other guy'. As I live in Illinois, it's a wasted vote anyway (gotta hate that electoral college thing sometimes). Not crazy about Obama's socialist ideas, but do think he has a better chance at making some changes than McCain had. Whether the changes are good or bad...

And FINALLY finished Emily's sweater (green) a month after her birthday! Started Gavin's (truck pullover w/cables). My first experience with cabling, didn't start out too good, but by the second round I think I got it. Took me about 3 hours to undo a mistake cause I couldn't unravel the cables right. Almost frogged to the ribbing, but I persevered, probably to the detriment of the acrylic yarn!

I'm dying to knit the weekend pullover (Interweave Knits - pic below) for me. Gotta get all the gift stuff done first. 4 little kid sweaters, a pair of mittens as a thank you for a co-worker who did something nice for me (I was b*tching that I couldn't find egg rings anywhere and would have to buy online and pay shipping, she came in the next Monday with a set of 2, wasn't that sweet?). Figuring on a scarf and hat set for Kenny, the 2 baby gifts for the 2 co-workers that are preggers. Plus DH requested a new hat. Crap, I'll be lucky to get to knitting for me by Easter.