Saturday October 21, 2006

I want to thank you all so much for your kind wishes and prayers for me this week.  I’ve had my back go out on me before, but NEVER like this!  I’m tellin’ ya, the pain makes transition labor pain pale in comparison!  I am back on my feet, sorta.  As of 5:00 a.m. this morning, I’m still taking the full dose of both pain relievers, but I’ve got to get back to some sense of normalcy.  I’m due for pain meds in a few minutes and I’m going to do just half a dose and see how I do.  Narcotics are good things, but I’m tired of the buzz, you know?

All has not been lost at Copper’s house, though.  All that down time has been somewhat productive.  I finished knitting the first of my pumpkins, and then started and finished a second, smaller pumpkin.  I’m going to blame it on the drugs, but the concept of using four double pointed needles and knitting in the round for the tops of the pumpkins, totally escaped me the first time.  Believe it or not, I was, somehow, knitting the silly thing upside down!!  Go figure!!  After tearing it all out, twice, I finally got it.  The top for the second pumpkin went just fine.  By jove!  I think I got it!  The free pattern is available here.  I knitted these two pumpkins up in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, pumpkin color for the body, and chestnut for the tops.  I am totally hooked on felting projects now!!  Too fun!

I also finished Corin’s fifth dishtowel.  I do apologize that I didn’t bother to iron these before snapping the pictures.  The caution label on the Rx I’m taking says not to use heavy machinery while taking, and I’m pretty sure that an iron qualifies as heavy machinery!

The sixth dishtowel was also finished.  The colors in the photo aren’t nearly as pretty as in person.  The turquoise and the yellow are really very pretty together.

And I am almost done with the seventh!  I didn’t remember that the seventh dishtowel was the mirror opposite of the fifth towel until I was working it up.  I did the colors so differently, though, I don’t think they’ll look too much alike in the long run.  The eighth towel is another southern girl, and I have the colors for her all picked out ready to go.  She’ll be done up in Americana colors. I should get her started today.

I also have another pumpkin started, a pretty, almost golden, pumpkin.  This one is being knitted up in Knit Pick’s Wool of the Andes – Wheat color.

And one of my Works In Progress  turns 13 today!!!  I will no longer be blogging about “the twelve year old”.  My oldest son is a handsome young man of  13 today!  Makes me wonder where the time has gone.  He is now a good five inches taller than me and the voice I hear singing in the shower these days is deeper than even Copper’s beautiful tenor!  Copper is taking off a few hours early from work today so that we can take the thirteen year old out for dinner for his birthday.  He absolutely loves the family style Chinese restaurant in a little town close to home, so that’s where we’re headed. Happy Birthday, son!!  I love you lots!

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your households.
Proverbs 31:27

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12 comments to Saturday October 21, 2006

  • :sunny:  YAY!!!  MOM’S BACK!!!  :sunny:

    Happy birthday again to that boy!

    Ummmmm…  I don’t know how you manage to do anything on those drugs!  I can barely walk a straight line while on them!  :laugh:

  • :wave:Glad to hear you’re back up and about…somewhat anyway! But don’t overdo! I’ve only been down in my back a couple of times during my 39 years…but it was terrible…a back is definitely not something to take for granted!
    Blessings to you and yours,

  • ummmmm, Corin?  You’ll notice that I did my blog entry just before my next dose of meds was due :lookaround:    Tried the half dose, and couldn’t make it.  Had to take the second pill an hour after the first.  sigh.   sitting at the computer desk to type is killer….so….moving on…..

  • What I meant was 1 dose knocks me out for the rest of the day.  But then again, so does half a dose of benadryl!  😆

  • You know one of these days someone is going to come knocking on our door and is going to say “Who IS that man singing in the shower?”:lol::rolleyes::wink:

  • THOSE PUMPKINS are so adorable! My mom would love these and I love em too!

  • 😆  You’re so funny Dani!

  • Good to see you feeling a little better! Definitely don’t overdo. Praying you get back to 100% quickly.

    The towels look lovely and I am soooo impressed by your pumpkins! 🙂 Great work


  • I’m glad you are on the meds.  I concur with back injuries being worse than transition.  I’m glad the meds are working for you.

    Happy Birthday to your son.  I hope he enjoyed his Chinese food.

  • So happy to hear that your getting around much better! Its awful when the back acts up…your right  in saying its worse than transition labor!!!. The pumpkins you knitted are so cute! Love them! Enjoy your evening…blessings to you and your household!

  • Am so glad you are starting to feel better.  Drugs can be a wonderful thing! LOL 😆 I know it’s not easy to do, but try and take it real easy for a few more days.  You certainly don’t want a relapse.  Your pumpkins and towels are just wonderful.  I can’t even do something like that when I’m healthy!!:lol: You are a very talented lady.

  • Your works in progress are gorgeous….and that includes that handsome young man!!:sunny:

    Dawn at (4:53am)