Things I like about myself number three. As I was discussing this with Peter Kevin, he keeps asking me if I mentioned my ass yet. As in "don't forget to mention that you have a great ass". There, hon, I mentioned it. Now, back to things that I like. I am a nice person. I tried to raise my children to believe that "nice matters". I think that the word Nice has gotten a bad rep in the last several years. If you want to say something about someone but not praise them too highly, you say "they're nice". I think that being nice is important. And I am a nice person.
I had my annual gyn appt last night. As usual it was more fun than you can shake a stick at. The doctor asked me if I had any "post menopausal" bleeding. Then she looked at the chart and said "oh, you still get a period. Huh, every month?" I said yeah and I wouldn't be sorry if that changed. She reminded me that I am not a candidate for HRT because of my mother's having had breast cancer so the longer I keep my own hormones flowing the better. "hormones keep you young!" Then she did the exam and kept frowning. Now, in my mind, frowns are not what you want to see on your doctor's face as she is examining your female parts. She thinks she felt a lump, ("it's probably a fibroid") outside the uterus. Oh goodie. Now not only do I get to go and have my breasts squished but I can have a pelvic ultra sound as well. Sigh. Getting old is not for the faint of heart. So last night I had trouble sleeping. I KNOW it's probably nothing but still the brain is too full of horror stories. I am taking a mental health day today and Peter Kevin and I are going to the movies. Tomorrow I have to try to schedule the tests.
I am working away on the shawl. Thank goodness for books on tape. The rows are long and getting longer. It's once again a pile of yarn on a circular needle. Not terribly attractive. I've left the ends to be knitted into the border at the top when the lace border is done.
Elanor's socks are moving right along. If you've never tried the Go with the Flow pattern in 25 Favorite Socks (IK) it's as easy as the Lacey mock cable and moves along just as fast. It is really pretty. When I finish her socks I am going to make a pair for me.
Thing I like about myself number four: I am a good editor. I have a good ear for what sounds good and natural in writing. I have edited reports and papers for everyone I know. I am a good speller and can word things so that they are clear and easily understood.
I have no knitting photos to share today so I'm sharing a photo of a quilt that is hung at Batsto. It is huge and completely done by hand. No machine sewing. I wish you could see how tiny and perfect the stitches are. But the best part? Her husband cut the pieces for her as she stitched. Here's the info plaque that accompanies the quilt. How cool is that?
I hope you all are having a good day. We missed the torrential downpour we were supposed to get last night. It was the remnant of the storms that ravaged the southeast with tornados and thunderstorms. So, we lucked out. Today the temperature is not quite as high as yesterday but still unseasonably warm. We shouldn't have the windows open in February. Something wrong with that.