Archive for October, 2007


So I wake up in the middle of the night (always), usually because Max wakes up and needs his cover back on or a kiss and a shhh, it’s okay. But sometimes I can’t go back to sleep after. Tonight the little one actually slept through the night, but I woke up at 3 anyway. I checked on him and tried to go back to sleep. After a half hour, I got up and got on the computer and now it’s 6:15 and normally, I’d be getting in the shower to get ready for work. And drink a lot of coffee in the a.m. to snap me out of it. But today I’m staying home. On Saturday, I spent the evening in the ER with Max. I like MaineMed, but sometimes I’d just like a definitive “this is what is wrong and this is how we fix it.” Ya know? He had a little hint of a rash on his face on Thursday evening, and on Friday, it spread a bit and turned red and by Saturday, the rash was looking like we needed a doctor’s visit on Monday. But at dinner time, when I was giving him a hug and some ice cream, I felt some huge lumps in his neck. Enlarged lymph nodes. A quick call to the doctor, a drive to the ER, a few hours waiting around. He was such a good boy! He fell asleep in my lap on the stretcher and slept through the first exam. The ped specialist came in after that and woke him up, but they couldn’t figure it out either. So they sent us home with some antibiotics. Yesterday the rash had spread, so off to the doctor we went. Blood work. Have you seen a 3-year old get blood work? He was awesome. I’ve never seen him sit so still or be so quiet. He was completely enthralled with the process and didn’t cry a bit! He has mono. Not common in toddlers, which is why they couldn’t diagnose it at the ER.

In any event, I’m awake, checking out Ravelry, reading blogs, waiting for the boy to wake so we can cuddle in front of the t.v. today. I’m going to try not to feel guilty about being out of work for 2 days in a row, even though I’ve used up all my vacation time. My sick boy needs his mommy.


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Finished objects

Yes, actual FOs, rather than UFOs.  The cashmere scarf is finally complete and photographed:

I also finished the same scarf, but in Plymouth Baby Grande Alpaca por Moi.  But I still need to photograph it.  This weekend is the big Brunswick downtown association early bird sale.  The stores in the association give a discount in the wee hours of the a.m.  For example, The Knitting Experience is giving 30% off from 6AM to 7AM, 20% from 7AM to 8AM and 15% off from 8AM to 9AM.  I’m sleeping over at Patti’s on Friday night so we can be up with the birds and waiting when they open the doors.  Wheeee!

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Monthly posting

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I’ve only been averaging a post or two a month. Sad really. But I’ve had lots of Max-time and knitting time! I finally finished the scarf for my mom and nearly finished another scarf for myself. But my new obsession has been Ravelry. If you’re a knitter, you want Ravelry. It’s an on-line knitting community. Every has their own page and you can keep track of your stash, current projects, finished projects, projects you’re dreaming of, join groups and forums, meet people. It’s awesome!

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