Friday, March 12, 2010

Just Don't Ask...

We started moving in to the new house Mid-February and I started having horrible heart burn at night.  So bad I couldn't sit still and I kept telling Aaron and Parker I was gonna die.  On the fourth evening it was so terrible I called Aaron at work and told him I was going to the ER.  Called Trisha and thank God, she came right over and took me to the E.R.  Pain was so bad and I felt so sick they put an IV in and gave me morphine and anti-nausea meds.  Wow, that worked.  It was my freaking gall bladder.  So they put me in an ambulance to go to the main hospital for more tests.  Passed a stone.

Now, many women say that nothing is worse than having a baby.  Bull CRAP!  Try passing a gall stone.  I wanted to die.  (Wanted to die again today when the bill from the ambulance company came)  Needless to say, it felt like an alien was ripping it's way out of my stomach.  Now, I have had a c-section, and a normal delivery that resulted in a broken pelvic bone.  The broken pelvic bone also made me wish for death but not the delivery.  Gall stone passing sucks, the pain was so intense, luckily it didn't last more than a few hours but oh man, was it bad!

Anyway, a week and a half later I was in Yale and had the alien (my gall bladder) removed.  YEAH.  Only problem was I had an allergic reaction to the glue they used on the incisions.  Luckily it was laproscopic.  Now I'm almost two weeks post-op and feeling pretty good.  Still have to take it easy and not lift or do too much.

Then, this Past Saturday, Aaron and Parker were in a car accident.  Some idiot decided to stop in the middle of the road for no reason right before the entrance to the freeway.  Luckily they were only going 15 mph and were not hurt, but his poor car got smooshed on the front drivers side.  So now it's at the repair shop.  I've learned not to ask "What else..."
We are all excited because Patrick gets here tomorrow evening.  He coming home to spend spring break with us.  I can't wait, it feels like forever since he's been home.

Still need to take pictures of the new house, maybe I'll get that done this weekend.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wow, It's February, How'd That Happen!?!?!

Okay, so I'm not sure where January went.  I recovered from Christmas, Parker went back to school and Aaron is still working all the time.  So excited that Patrick will be coming in March for spring break.  Can't wait to see him, I miss him so much.

My resolution this year (instead of the usual lose weight and quit smoking) was to keep a record of all the projects I knit.  So here are a few projects I've completed recently.  Okay so three pictures and I must have made a billion things as gifts.  I so need to try to get picutes.  As well as the pictures that Denise and my Mom made me for Christmas.

The picture Denise painted me for Christmas.  I love coffee!!

The watercolor my Mom did of my boys.

I've also gone back to school this month.  I was so nervous at first but I am doing pretty well.  We also found out today that we are going to be moving into a new house.  It is much larger and nicer than the one we are in now.  It is definetly the nicest Navy housing I've seen.  It looks like we will be moving very soon and I'll post some pictures once we move.

The wrap sweater I made for Alyssa.

My new Louet drop spindle kit, and the first yarn I hand spun.

My shawl I just finished in January.  The pattern is the Buffalo Shawlette from Luxury One Skein Wonders.  The Yarn is by Dream in Color - Stardust it is almost a deep burgandy with touches of green through it.  There is also a "sparkly" filament through the yarn that gives it a subtle sparkle.