Thursday, January 05, 2006

Happy New Year--Long post

Wow, time flies when you're (not) having fun. The past month has been very interesting. My doctor procedure turned out to be a bit more extensive than orginally planned, not fun. Only worked 4 half days the month of December. That was okay. Although what you consider heaven can quickly turn into hell. Two months ago the thought of getting to be home on my wonderful recliner couch watching the crafting shows I love so much and knitting was heaven. Being stuck at home, unable to move with no kitchen (more on that later) watching awful daytime tv quickly was hell after the first week. At one point while watching a rerun of the Creative Life I wanted to poke my eyes out with my beloved knitting needles!!!

To backtrack, it was my brilliant idea to have Christmas at our house this year cuz the DD was with us. Well with the surgery, the kitchen remodel was finally completed 3 days before Christmas, but still had no electricity in 1/3 of the house....which meant that in order to run the brand new dishwasher, we had to run an extension cord to the livingroom and plug the dishwasher into that.

Christmas was good. We had about 30 people over. I lost track. Started the day with Bloody Marys, uh lets say the only food item I consumed was the tomato juice in the Bloody Mary! Those of you who are divorced with kids know how yucky the holidays can be. On the other hand, it was great to have my family, my wonderful boyfriend's family and awesome friends all at the house.

Spent a quite New Years Eve, don't want to be out on the road with all the drunks.

On the knitting front, the only gift I made this year was a purse for my DD. But I did finish my 2nd pair of fingerless gloves (pics to come later) and I've made tremendous progress on my Cardigan. 2 inches of the body left to do then the sleeves. Very excited to be this close to finishing. I ran out of yarn and had to wait for more to arrive. Oh, oh, big stuff. My incredible mother got me a $100 gift certificate to my favorite LYS for Xmas. Have the projects all picked out, I'm going to make Hopeful and Tempting II by Jenna Adorno. The pattern for Tempting II is here and Hopeful can be found at Jenna's site for $6 which benefits breast cancer research. I'm praying that I can get the yarn for both......maybe I'm optimistic, but hey it could happen. Now if I could just decide on a color! I also received a $25 gift card from Michaels, and with their coupons, I see the needles for these projects!!! Yippee!!!

Well that's about that right now. Happy New Year to all and may 2006 be the best ever.

2 comments:

Sharon said...

*hugs* My thoughts are with you... Get well soon.

M said...

feel better, I know it is difficult but this too will pass!