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Well, hello there!

365 day 263 - Rainy day activity

You know how when you run into an old friend that you haven’t seen for twenty years, you don’t really know how to start the conversation? Or how to catch up on everything that’s happened to you since the last time you met? I kind of feel like that when I’ve let some time slip between blog posts.  While I certainly don’t have twenty years’-worth of developments to catch you up on, it does become difficult to know just what to talk about.

I could wax poetically about the week of rainy days we’ve had, and how hard it is for me to be productive when it’s dark and damp. And how much the weather makes me want to do nothing more than drink coffee, watch British mysteries, and knit.

Or do I focus on the knitting (oh! so much knitting!) that has gone from being an only-at-night thing to an anywhere-I-can-cram-it-in thing?  Do I tell you how I forced myself to power through crushing fatigue at midnight last night in a desperate attempt to finish the second sleeve of my sweater, only to finally give it up with just four more rows to go?

Maybe it’s details of a more personal nature, I should be sharing: the outpatient surgery I am facing to remove a small growth from the inside of my throat? My occasional fears that the growth could be a sign of something more serious, and the googling that leads to (which leaves me alternately more freaked-out and more relieved, depending on what I’ve been reading)?

I could easily devote an entire blog post to all of those things, but the more time that I let go by since I was last here, the weirder it always feels to just jump right in.  This afternoon I have a pre-surgery blood test (the actual procedure is not until October 3), and after that I intend to finish that sweater sleeve.  Once the sleeve is done, I move on to the button band, and then (believe it or not) I may just get out my clay and make some custom buttons.  It’s been far too long, clay-wise, and I’ve been watching Sandra McCaw’s new video, which has gotten my wheels turning.  And oh! that right there could be another blog post, couldn’t it?

Back soon with something more substantial – I promise I won’t let a week go by this time!

14 thoughts on “Well, hello there!

  1. I know its not until Oct. 3, but just want you to know that I will keep you in my thoughts and pray your surgery and recovery go well.

    1. Thank you, Marlene, I appreciate that!

  2. Sounds like you need to make buttons to match the sweater.

    1. I just set about to do just that, but I’m not sure I like them… I may just use some other non handmade buttons until inspiration strikes – nothing stopping me from changing them later!

  3. You just keep on knitting. Accept the ebb and flow of creativity and go with it. Sending very positive vibes your way . . .
    Pam

    1. Thank you, Pam. I appreciate the positive vibes very much!

  4. I also want you to know I’m keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery and a pleasant recovery. Enjoy your recovery time and think of all the things you can do during that time without feeling guilty as you’ll have a good excuse! Will be easy for me to remember the date of your surgery as that was the day my husband and I were married in 1946. I’d like to tell you I was a child bride but that’d be lying! (Shhh, I was young but not a child.) Chin up dear and you’ll be fine. Luv’n hugs, Dottie

    1. Thanks for the encouragement 🙂 And happy almost-anniversary!

  5. As a knitter myself, I know how meditative and therapeutic it can be. Keep on knitting while thinking positive thoughts all the time. Be well!

    1. Thanks, Sally. I will try to knit positivity into every stitch 🙂

  6. I hear you sister! Hope everything goes well.
    Just think of the good excuse you’ll have to curl up under one of your granny square projects and tuck into a good book…

    1. Ooh, that will be nice! It’s actually supposed to be a pretty simple procedure, and I’ll probably be back on my feet within a day or two. Sure would be nice to milk it, though 😉

  7. Have just now returned from my mailbox and I’m so excited and pleased to have received the package. I know I will put all three items to a lot of use. Thank you so very much!

    1. I’m so glad you received them and that you like everything 🙂 Enjoy!

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