I went to the doctor's today to hear the results of the tests. It turns out that the CT scan was absolutely normal. Not a thing evident that could be causing the pain. As relieved as I was to hear that, it was also frustrating. Because the pain can be breathtaking at times. He gave me some samples of Nexium ("the purple pill") which may help with the pain. It'll help if the problem is acid reflux. And now I get to go and see a gastroenterologist (digestion doctor). He might want to do an endoscopy. I looked at my doctor and said, "Why don't you just tell me you hate me? Instead of sending me to all of these tests and doctors who order nasty tests? I can take it, tell me to my face." He laughed and said hopefully the Nexium would help but it takes a week or so for them to take effect. Cross your fingers.
Here is a finished Lily of the Valley sock. When I put it on, it's so lacey. I wasn't sure I would like it but I really do. It's an easy pattern to memorize and like monkey socks, knits up quickly. I am about a third done the second one. And I am definitely making my supervisor a pair of socks. I told her (very tongue in cheek) that my goal for next year (it's evaluation time and the hardest thing is coming up with goals)was to knit 3 pairs of socks during meetings. She said right back "Only 3? I thought you were better than that!" This woman deserves a pair of handknit socks!
We watched I am Legend (with Will Smith) on Sunday night. We made popcorn the old fashioned way in a pot on the stove. That is a Calphalon pot we bought 26 years ago and except for some marks from extreme usage, it's still perfect. The popcorn was so good. Microwave popcorn is ok if you're in a hurry and air poppers are healthier but a good heavy pot and some oil on the stove makes the best popcorn. If this was a scratch 'n sniff you could smell the wonderful aroma of fresh popcorn. Too bad the movie didn't live up to the popcorn. I hate when they wrap up all the loose ends and tie them into a neat bow.
I was knitting on the train on the way home today and a woman sat behind me and leaned over the seat to watch me knit on my plain sock. She was fascinated with the fact that it was going to be a sock. She told me she knits but only flat things like blankets. She wants to learn to knit socks. I started to just tell her to look things up online and she'd find everything she needed but she was really interested. So I gave her a specific website which has instructions for socks from cast on to bind off. And it's loaded with photos. She wrote it down and was so excited, it made me excited.
And because I like to see photos of where people knit and spend their time, here is a sunny Sunday morning shot of my living room. The windows look dirty but that's the screens. You can see Saraspunda in her corner waiting to come out and play. This is where I like to sit and watch the world go by my window. I see the high school kids go one way on the street and the elementary school kids go the other. We live between the two schools and my kids walked all 12 years (a fact they often bemoaned). I just bought the hibiscus tree and also a large royal palm that I know won't last. They always die on me but the hibiscus will do ok if the cats leave it alone. I am not sure what drew me to take a photo of the living room except it was full of sunshine and peace. The couch is a sofa bed so Em has a place to sleep if she should want to stay over.
Tomorrow is Friday and then it's a weekend. I know I shouldn't wish my days away and I should stop and enjoy each day as it comes but that's hard sometimes. Tuesdays are just not as easy to appreciate as Fridays!