Monday, March 14, 2011

Catching Up

I can tell this is going to be a jumbled post, just because my brain is only functioning on half power. Last week mom had Mohs surgery for squamous cell cancer on her head, and tomorrow dad has his surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center. (If anyone has a spare moment tomorrow, I would sure appreciate some prayers/thoughts/good vibes sent in the direction of BritKnitterville.) I took off from both jobs for the rest of this week so I can be available to take mom back and forth to the hospital. It's just as well I am not working, because of my aforementioned brain function deficit.

Today at work I was mounting labels, so I carefully marked the cutting lines, sandwiched the layers, and as I was putting it into the heat press I then noticed a misspelling in the label. Arrgh! I went back to the computer, made the correction, printed out a new sheet, carefully marked the cutting lines...again, sandwiched the layers...again, and then put the labels into the press. I went back 10 minutes later, and that stupid press still wasn't hot. It's an ancient beast, and it does take a long time to heat up, but this was ridiculous. Then I saw the problem. I didn't plug it in. Stupid. I've been doing stuff like that for weeks now. Hopefully after dad comes home from the hospital and is on the road to recovery my brain will recover, too.

Anyway, I wanted to thank everyone for your suggestions for the wedding afghan. I have just about given up hope of combining a Celtic and dog theme, so am pretty sure I will be going with either this one or this one. (My apologies to those of you not on Ravelry-- you probably can't see those links.) I'm just waiting for both patterns to arrive and then I will decide. Or not. Maybe something else will strike my fancy in the meantime.

Just because no post is complete without photos, here are a couple of shots of the sea glass I found at Fortescue over the weekend.

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Pretty, huh?

8 comments:

Wyatt said...

Sending prayers and crossing paws for a speedy recovery for you both.

Wyatt's Mom

Donna Lee said...

Lots of good vibes and healing mojo headed your way. I hope things go well today.

Nichole said...

Sendings loads of good vibes your way....

Beauteous sea glass...

margo said...

Prayers for good outcomes.

Hugs for you and the fur kids.

Channon said...

Beautiful glass. Crossed paws, prayers and good vibes headed your way!

Pooch said...

My prayers are lifted for you and your family during this time of trial.

:)

knittingitout said...

Hey there Country Mouse, I've been thinking thoughts for you and your parents a lot this week. I totally hear you on the brain fogginess, totally understandable given the situation. Hugs!!

Jennifer Lori said...

That glass is gorgeous! I think, between the two blankets, I prefer the all-cable one (with the cable that overhangs the edge).

ps Good luck and vibes for both your parents, and to you for getting your focus back!