Thursday, March 27, 2008

Healing Quickly

It's been almost three weeks since I posted. Sorry 'bout that. To make it up to you, here's a picture of my neck. (I know. It's so exciting.)

Seriously, though ... there are several of you that I don't get to see in person very often, and I thought you might want to see how it's healing up. We're very thankful. It's still a bit swollen along the incision, but I'm told that's because the stitches under the skin haven't dissolved yet. They will dissolve eventually, and then I'll just have a pink line that will fade to white. A woman at church showed me her 11-year old thyroidectomy scar a week or so ago, and it's really nothing at all.

I met with the surgeon this week, and he was very pleased with my progress (as if I did anything but sit around and take opiates for a while). I have no restrictions, a clean bill of health, and apparently no more chance of recurrence or other cancer than anyone else who has never had cancer at all. Pretty cool.

In knit news, stuff has been flying off the needles. Either I'm devoting too much time to it, or I'm getting faster at this. Probably it's the former, but I'm caught up with laundry and mostly with dishes, so I'm not going to get all picky about it.

Here are some really fun dishcloths I worked on in the hospital -- very cheery, they were.

I have a few other really fun projects, one of which is a Big Secret, and some which I just don't have pictures of yet. Must work on that.

Is anyone really, really ready for spring? Paul tells me that it's just around the corner, and one day I'll wake up and the grass will be green. Maybe it will be tomorrow!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

A Snowy Anniversary

Happy anniversary to us! It's been five years since Paul and I got married. I'm happier than ever that we did, and he is too. Or at least he says so.

We are celebrating with macaroni and cheese at home. Lest you think we are beyond redemption, we didn't intend to. We originally had a weekend getaway planned at Landoll's Mohican Castle, but had to reschedule because of my surgery planned for Monday. Instead, we decided that we'd go with our good friends Dan and Karen to The Melting Pot. The weather had different ideas. We are more or less snowed in. We could doubtless get out for an emergency, but somehow an anniversary dinner didn't qualify.

So mac and cheese at home it is. I'm disappointed about not getting my fondue, but it's been a peaceful night, and I'm thankful to be safe and warm, and with someone I love.

Deep snow, while not appealing in some ways, is very conducive to knitting. I whipped out an iPod sock today,

and worked on some thank you gifts for friends that have been helping me out. Michelle and Tanya came over yesterday and cleaned my house. It spells like Pledge, and in places it is actually sparkling. I can't tell you how peaceful it is. I've been so tired lately that I start to do something and quit half way through. So the poor house probably doesn't know what hit it. And they brought over five freezer meals with instructions on top, so Paul can just pull them out and stick them in the oven. I am beyond grateful.

The baby kimono has been finished for a few days, but I still need to figure out a fastener for it. Here are a couple of pictures of it in a state of completion and non-fastenation. (Hee.)

Also working on a baby blanket. It's not for anyone in particular, but there's always a baby shower coming up, it seems. This should be a cute gift for one that sneaks up on me in the future.

I'll be off now, to knit in front of the fire. Aaaaah.