Sunday, September 6, 2015


I have been doing not much.
I had a few days off of my flute, and it showed in my practice yesterday!! But I set to with a passion and it all started coming back.
I find that the mouthpiece gets slippy rather easily, so I went with a trick that Myrelle mentioned - a piece of envelope sticky.

It serves as an oil/sweat absorber - brilliant.

The puppies got a bath. Petey hacked up something that he felt needed laying, and if one is getting wet, might as well do both!

They are funny, grooming each other afterwards!!
And they like Helen, acting as if I pay them no attention all day long!!

Petey is a sucker for a belly scratch!!

I have made it to the heel shaping on my Stitch Surfers!!

My Soxyzz told me so, which is just as well, as given the stitch distribution and being at the instep, it is almost impossible to try on my foot with any remote hope of accuracy.
I love this gadget!! It's portable, durable, and esthetically pleasing.Throw in that it's less than $15 Cdn and, more importantly, it's a Canadian indie shop, click that link and get one for yourself!!!

I helped Helen string beads Friday afternoon - I find the process of using a bead bowl much more fun than she did.

Helen was chasing the jumpers!!

I am working the fronts of the Mock Cape at the same time.

I find that the pattern is not as well written as could be hoped, so while I'm making notes, this ensures symmetrical accuracy.

I am knackered. Utterly exhausted. The Allergies are in full effect. The sneezing cannot be good. Given that lifting more than 10lbs is verboten, sneezing is clearly off the charts!!
I had no bleeding at all the first week. It has since started and increased, along with an increased degree of overall discomfort abdominally, along with some shaper pains, even at rest. Given that in really doing nothing more than increasing my walking distance/duration, (though not the gait), I'm chalking this up to sneezing.
I'll call the surgeon and my family doc on Tuesday to see what actual doctors think, and see if I can get some stronger/more effective symptom meds.

I hope that you are all enjoying the long weekend!!

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  1. Anonymous9:55 PM

    Hi, just thought I would let you know, I just ordered one of the sock measurers. Looks like a very handy tool and love that it's Canadian! I had a hysterectomy about 25 years ago, they still did it with the big incision then. It will get better, it just takes a few weeks for your insides to heal. You may be trying to do too much. Do check with your Dr's though if it doesn't feel better by next week and remember to be kind to yourself and don't push it...the body needs time to heal. Cheers, Wanda

    1. I hope you love the Soxyzz Wanda!!
      I'm realizing how much rest is needed to heal; I'm getting better at listening to my body, not pushing it.