Saturday, December 4, 2010

"She's Back!!!!

I'm knitting another "Baby J" sweater, same as the last post, different yarn.  Boring at this point!!!  It was a skein that was laying around so I grabbed it and wouldn't you know that I have six more rows to knit on the sleeve and I ran out of yarn.  I can't find any more.  Come on!!!!  It's a baby sweater.  Six rows is probably less than a yard of yarn.  Maybe, I'll knit the cuffs a different color.  After all, babies don't know their colors yet at 9 months.

Not sure I like the "pooling" but it does grow on you after awhile.  I added a "faux" button band up the front.

It's been almost a month since I have posted.  I took a little trip.  Quite the ride. 

 I just couldn't wait.  I was up all night trying to decide what to do.  My destination was all but about 2 miles from home.    I'm so adventuresome.

Formerly a Catholic hospital, there are still religious statues on the grounds.  As I drove by St. Joseph, I thought it was a "good sign".

Hmmm....the name has been changed from "Immediate Health Care" to "Walk-In Care Center".  Duh!!!.....a clue.

It was 7:30 a.m.  I discovered they don't open till 9:00 a.m.  Surely, there must be a very dedicated person who came in early on a Saturday of a holiday weekend and would let me in, at least out of the cold. 

See that little white box.  The lady on the other end of the phone suggested an ambulance that would transport me to the nearest hospital.  I didn't argue.  I didn't care that my insurance would not cover it.   I told her I would wait in my car which was illegally parked in a handicap zone about 10 paces from the phone.

She sent out a security guard to stay with me till the ambulance arrived.  If this man was single and potential marriage material, I really blew that one as he had to watch me "barf" (and worse....listen) in my Trader Joe's brown bag I was saving as a souvenir (don't ask me why!!!).

I thought I had food poisoning.  Well, what do I know?  At my age, I suppose it could be anything.  I had a very bad case of Meunier's Disease.  It seems that everything I look up on the internet these days regarding a malady says the following:  "This illness is common in people over 60."  What's up with that?  I paid my dues in life.  I've had my bumps in the road.  It's time for things to be easy.

Honestly, I deserve to win the lottery (don't we all). I'm single and I enjoy my independence and freedom........A LOT!  But while ill I probably would have married the first man who showed an interest in that sort of commitment.  (Snowball's chance in hell of that happening.)  "Honey, can you heat up some soup?  Sweetheart, can you go to the pharmacy for me? Can you....?" (fill in the blanks).  Well, I must have been running  a temperature as high as a hot and sweltering summer day in the Arizona desert because after later thinking about it, I decided that I just needed someone to "take me out back and shoot me".   Just a little rash moment on my part.  I'm glad I had no takers. 

Happy Knitting!


  1. Oh my, what a trip that was! Glad you were in and out and back home. Tough enough being on your own but when you are sick it is definitely much worse.
    Glad you are okay. Do you now have to change anything drastic because of your diagnosis? I'll have a read up on it as I don't think I've ever heard of it. Glad you are back!

  2. Should have mentioned that I think the sweater will turn out be be like that song "Coat of many colors" and it will be beautiful!

  3. Geez, Joansie, what an experience. Glad you are all right.

    That is a gorgeous sweater. Do you have some yarn that would match one of the colors in there, like a pink? You could undo the other cuff so both would be the same color.

    Once I ran out of yarn and all I had left was to attach the ribbing to the V-neck. What to do? I just attached it on my sewing machine--haha.

  4. I'm so glad you got "rescued." You sure have a way with words. I could just picture the whole incident. It's rough getting old. That sweater you have made is so sweet. I love the colors and you did such a great job.

  5. I'm so sorry! You know, I think my BIL had that (he's 47 now but it was probably a year ago...). I sure hope you're feeling better now. If I lived nearby I would have come and taken care of you and kept you company.

    I love the new sweater, by the way. Hope you figure out those last few rows...

  6. I hope you feel better! In my opinion, it's better to have no one than have someone that is just too thick to do things for you :P (At least that's what I think when I'm sick, W can't take a hint.)

  7. Oh dear. So sorry you haven't been feeling well. Cute sweater though.

  8. Maybe driving to that drop-in care clinic wasn't such a good idea after reading about Meniere's disease. Whoever said "aging is not for the faint of heart" wasn't kidding. Hope you don't have too many episodes of this. Love the baby jacket. How about shortening the other sleeve by enough yards to make the other even? Three rows wouldn't make any difference to the wee one.

    By the way, love your winter scenes. It has started snowing here too. Now to call the snow plow guy. If I were younger I'd just get skis and ski into town for the things I need. But alas I better pay for plowing.

  9. You DROVE with active Meniere's? Wow. I had it starting when I was in high school, and the room would suddenly spin like a special-effects camera and I'd find myself on the floor. Watch that hearing--it can really do a number on it.

    Take good good care of yourself, hon. And that sweater? Till you said pooling it didn't occur to me that it was, I thought that was a really cool effect you made happen and was going to ask you how you did it.

  10. Lovely sweater! My niece by marriage is going to have another baby in late May/early June. The same one that I had made the black & gold baby blanket for earlier this year, so I'll be looking for another baby project.

    What an adventure you had, I'm so glad that you're feeling better & that you're back to blogging.

  11. P.S Love the new look of your blog!

  12. I love your winter scenes too. Makes me feel like having a cup of hot chocolate.

    So sorry about you being sick and what a terrible experience. I cut my wrist on an open olive (I always have to mention the olive can, so people won't think I was trying to end it all.) really badly last year one evening at....8:55. Too bad our urgent care closes at 9:00. No emergencies allowed after that, I guess. We had to drive 45 minutes to another hospital, so I could wait until 1:00 A.M. to get stitched up. Ugh!

    The baby sweater is darling again. I vote for the solid cuffs. It will be cute.

  13. Glad you're okay! Lovely sweater too~

  14. You drove????? Dear gosh, I'm glad you're okay! I used to sing with a woman whose husband developed Meniere's. He had to go on disability from work for a while, but has been in a kind of remission for the last couple years. I hope you feel better soon and never have to barf in front of a potentially eligible man again. ;-)

    And I love the baby sweater!

  15. Love the baby sweater - and I also thought the pooling was a neat effect that you'd incorporated on purpose.
    The thought of you driving yourself is so scary! I hope you're feeling better, and that there's someone who can help you out.

  16. I'm so sorry you weren't feeling well. I hate being sick!!! I keep tomato soup at my home, it seems to sooth my tummy when it's having a problem. I'm glad you are feeling better, did they decide what it was?

    That baby sweater is beautiful!!! I do like the color pooling, it makes it pop! Chose a solid color of the main color in the sweater to make the cuffs, should bring the colors together :).

  17. Ooooooo, happy to hear you are all better. Your photos are lovely and the baby sweater is really cute. Hey, who cares if the cuffs are two different colors ! The pooling is nice.