Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hammer Time

     SUP Kiddies? It's Hammer time, sing it with me.  Anyone dyeing to know how I'm doing?  Day 10 past the final surgery hit and I've got so much less pain!  I can walk, talk and chew gum all at the same time. They worked so good that I'm now scared you ain't gonna see hide nor hair of me!  LOL I have been cooking, cleaning and doing GREAT! We've had Sinigang, Chili and GF cornbread and barbecue chicken with corn on the cob and German potato salad.  It's been a great food week here.  Tonight I'm making a millet stir fry.
     The things you miss when you can't walk for 6 years... the things you take for granted when you can walk.  All I wanted to do all these years was to cook and clean for my family.  The first day DD and I did my bathroom.  I felt like I was going to vomit, sweat drenched but I did it.  Late that night I walked up our hill to the gate, actually left our property and walked to the main road.  Again felt like I was going to vomit and covered in sweat but I AM determined to regain what I have lost over these last 6 years.  The next day I cleaned our room and my work space.  I deep cleaned and DH came home to NO allergies that night YIPEE! Poor dear was allergic to our room. DS steam cleaned the carpets and I destashed a bunch of stuff that was gathering dust.  I don't recall feeling the upset tummy but I do remember all the sweat. It's not like I have NO pain, there's still plenty of pain there and I know that all that sweat is reporting it,,, I'm just pushing through the pain. Before, I would tell the doctors that I dyed yarn, spun and wound yarn... like that was exercise, coming to realize just how wrong I was.  Just how much muscle mass I have lost being in bed all these years.  I'm sore, the good kind in which muscles are building again type of sore. Here's the kicker... Doc tells me this isn't permanent that the nerves regenerate daily.  The maximum amount of time I will get is either 1-2 years.  I feel twinges and at times it still goes out and I can't walk but for the most part I'm doing a jig.  I'm wondering if there's a surgery to permanently repair me.  We go to see him in a few weeks and will ask him then.  For instance, today I can't walk for right now.  Earlier I could, it's trying and scary to think of actually leaving the house.
     We had a major dye day, the first in which we did 300 skeins, it was way too much and took us some long hard days to finish but we did it. It was INSANITY.  After about 5 hours DD and I both loose it.  She was smart and left, I continued for another hour.  We got back to it at noon the following day and pressed on until 8pm.  We stopped for $70 worth of taco's in there as I had to feed the family since we do this in our kitchen.  It's really time to think about a dedicated dye space I just haven't been able to walk.  We have a large barn where we really should be doing this. Now that I can walk I really feel like we should be down there.  Outside in the fresh air instead of breathing all those fumes. 
 That's the other thing, we have been wearing flimsy masks and really need to bump up to full throttle.  "Are you my Mummy?" We were so sick, headaches, couldn't speak correctly, felt faint, and got plumb loopy towards the end of the night.  It was NUTTER!  When it came time to rinse all that yarn that was laid out to dry, DD and I just wanted to cry.  We new it was going to turn into three days.  Instead Pixie #2 decided to step in and help! YIPEE! He's back in the fold and I don't know what I'd do without him.  He got it all rinsed and onto the rack in like 2 hours!  It was insane but he's got it down pat.  Plus he was fresh where we were worn out. I was so happy not to have to crawl around, getting soaked while rinsing all that yarn.  I tell you it was insanity and we will NEVER try over 150ish skeins again in one setting.
     Speaking of Dickens, have you checked out the Dickens page recently?  There are now THREE prizes for the first three people who finish their shawls.  There's a new Cameo necklace and I really want to make Lady Mary but so far no one has asked for her.  I have all the vintage glasses to work her up in and can't wait.  I might have to put her up on DD's Etsy shop for her to sell after it's all said and done.
          The other day I got in some Musk Ox and Huacaya fibers, some of the most expensive fibers in the world as there are so few of the Musk Ox left so they have the corner on the market.  I'm going in for more before it disappears until next spring.  Found the best place to buy it here :-) There's only ONE person in the lux sock category of the club this time around and she's getting HANDSPUN! LOL no, not quivet or even the alpaca but I have a bunch done here that's never going to be used if I wait for myself to get round to it.
     Mom's not doing so good though.  She fell and fractured a disk, she's a mess now.  I feel bad for her as I know the emotional stuff that she's going to have to plow through as well as the physical pain.  It's hard to lose mobility and have to recover but at least she can.  I believe if she doesn't re-injure the area, if she lays down in bed to allow the bones to knit, that in 6 weeks her bones will be back to normal and she will be out and about again in no time. Is that weird or what?  I was down for SIX long years, the day I get up, she fell down.  She can still get around, just with a lot of pain.  She drives herself to the doctor and the pharmacy,,, that's something I haven't done in a very long time.  I'm really looking forward to getting out.  Got some new dresses and I'm ready!  Look out world, here I come.
     I'm also looking forward to scrap booking again.  I didn't realize just how much time you spend on your feet while cutting all that paper.  The initial chipboard has to be cut on the guillotine as it's thick.  Then there are the multiple cuts for the album pages in cardstock when you need it again. YIPEE I can do it again but not until after my room is totally destashed and all the yarn is shipped out.  I still have like 200 skeins to ship but I have to do that on another day as I'm pretty flattened out from all the work that I have done.
     Must away, the world is calling and I haven't set down to my e-mails for days!  ENJOY!

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