Here it is Thursday already. I'd ask where the week has gone but I'm pretty sure I've slept it away. Today I have weaned myself off the codeine and onto plain ibuprofen tablets. This has helped me stay awake for most of the day. I still feel tired. I guess it takes a lot of energy to heal. PK and I went to the local diner for dinner. First time I've been out of the house all week and now I am ready for bed.
I have four incisions. Three little x's (one in my belly button and two on my right hip) and one straight line of about 2 inches under my right breast. That is the one that hurts. All of the incisions have bruises around them and all are glued. No stitches, just a cyano-acrylic glue. Yep, crazy glue. The stuff that holds grown men onto I-beams by the helmet is holding my skin together.
The soreness is much lessened today. I can move around and not hurt. It hurts if I forget and reach for something or pick up something or laugh. Oh god, it hurts to laugh. And we laugh so much around here. I was able to sit for a little while at the spinning wheel today. For the first time I actually got some yarn. Whoot! It's uneven and way overspun in some spots and way underspun in others but it's yarn. It's some Romney roving I got on Saturday while I was out with Peter Kevin. He thinks I'll be able to spin it into some socks for him. He's so optimistic. He also found a galoot to make a new whorl for the spinning wheel so I can use the bigger bobbins (now who's being optimistic?). I offered to make the guy some socks in payment. Seemed fair to me and a good trade.
In March I won a contest on Joan's blog. Today I got the prize package. It was full of goodies. Just look: There's a cute turquoise spring purse, some lovely smelling lotion for my hands, a candle that has my name on it and some Noro sock yarn and some pink yarn that is crying out to be something for me. Thanks Joan.
I have finished one of the Sockotta socks and I am in love with the yarn. I even managed a short row heel that doesn't suck too bad. I'd like to finish the other one before I go back to work. I am ready to work on the entrelac socks for El and hopefully they won't take too long to finish. I am pretty sure I want to make another shawl. This time I am eyeing one over at Sunflower designs. Susan has some beautiful flower inspired designs that have subtle beaded details.
I'm not sure if I feel up to a trip to Maryland this weekend. I think the car ride would be ok (despite what it would cost for gas) but I'm not sure about all the walking. I'd hate to get all the way down there and be too tired to walk around. Peter Kevin keeps saying "wait and see". I think he really wants to go . I think I am going to be obligated to attend some wood working show in the future!