I'm knitting my third sweater ever it's called Wicked (www.zephyrstyle.com/catalog/item/2367447/3974522.htm) and it's fantabulous to knit. The body is finished and I've started on the first sleeve. I've got 2 skeins left, no almost three, so there should be plenty of yarn.
I promised such, tapdancing iguanas. There you go, some such.
You remember that note I posted about my leg being almost, almost healed? Well, I withdraw it and ask for tissues. It's now worse. And a new buddy has joined the old wound. Brilliant doctors are involved and doing the best that they can and can remember my chart without having to read it (scary, huh). There is a way out of this mess but I haven't found it yet. I'll let you know when I do.
I am tired and feeling a bit silly (although that may be due to the podcast that I'm is currently listening to (QN (Quirky Nomads (available for free on itunes (if you'd like to try it (it's really good (I promise (is this really a ploy to us...e as many parenthesis as I could (yeah, it is (I sure hope that I have an equal number of parenthesis (I'm pretty sure it's good))))))))))).
You scored 18 Cerridwen, 7 Macha, 15 Brigid, -13 Aine, 16 Tailtiu, 11 Rhiannon and !
You should worship Cerridwen. The great Welsh Mother/Crone. Goddess of Wisdom, Knoweledge and Inspiration. Her sacred animal is the sow and she is associated with the moon, expecially the dark moon. The cauldron is her tool. She is a shapechanger and mother of poets. You can worship her at the dark moon or on Samhain/Halloween.
I'm tired of waiting. The deadline for grad school is Oct 1 and I already have all my information in. Now I wait. Wait for them to receive my information and post it. Wait for everything to get organized so I can see if I've missed any information. Wait for the interviews (I think they'll be in October or November).
So I knit, watch movies, read, and try to learn Hebrew.
A couple of nights ago, I worked at Papa Murphys (I work there as a second job) and it wasn't the best of nights. (I won't go into it but I've had better nights.) When I left, I wasn't in a good mood. Now, in my apartment complex, there are 3 pairs of mallards. They have lived there and raised ducklings for as long as I have lived there. Usually if the ducklings need to cross the road, the males will stand guard while they cross. That night, 2 males and a female were standing in the road and I looked for the ducklings. So I sat and waited and waited. They never showed. I was thinking about getting out and shoeing them away, when a pedestrian shoed them away for me. It was kinda funny. Here I am, this human sitting in a car waiting, for them to move. It's one thing to stop for construction or a pedestrians in the road. But mallards? That's funny.
Oh, when I got home, I was actually a pretty good mood.
My grandmother died yesterday. She didn't die of disease but of complications of growing old. Her bones and joints were going and her mind was going but her heart and lungs kept going strong until the end. I thought that I was ready for her to go but I'm still sad she's gone. I just keep reminding myself that she isn't in pain anymore and with her other loved ones again.
One of my favorite stories about her is from my dad's childhood. (First some background, he was born in 1939 and his parents divorced when he was 18 months old. My grandmother didn't remarry until my dad was 10. So she spent most of the 1940s as a single parent.) Money was tight but for special occasions, she would get my dad a comic and bake a lemon pie. My dad still loves lemon pie. I think I'll make a lemon pie this weekend. If I can find her recipe, I might use it.
It all started in Tuesday. My skin itchs like fucking mad. I've tried lotions, Eucerin and Lubriderm (both anti-itch forms), extremely hot showers. And now someone has suggested Zantac, I have some and took it. I don't know if it will help but it's worth a try. I've tried benedryl too, it just helps me sleep. I'm not sure if the cause is the new med for my arthritis or what but it's getting damn old. Stress is definitly part of it.
I've tried reiki too, it does help me sleep. Suggestions?