Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Kansas and Fibro

First of all mom and I went to Laurence, Kansas for a girls weekend!!! We had so much fun. Ron and David were sweet enough to watch the little ones for us so we could go. Savy stayed the whole weekend with her Poppy(Ron) and the baby stayed with David. I swear, we could not ask for better spouses!! Mom and I left Friday about 1:00 and got there around six. We checked in and went to dinner. Ron gave us 2 $20 gift cards he got from his work as a gift to Chilis so we even ate for free!! We then spent a fabulous relaxing evening knitting together in our room. The next morning...you guessed it...The Yarn Barn. It was a great store but I have to say that we have better ones here. Inventory and staff! It did seem to be a great place for spinning but we do not do that so we were out of luck. We did however manage to spend 4 hours in the store and come out with some yarn.

I picked up some KOIGU sock yarn in greys and mauves which just so happened to match the yarn I got for a sweater.
The sweater is a fair isle on the front of one of the Interweave knits magazines. I did switch out the yarns. Though it is yarn I can find in OK, I have not seen all these colors so I promise I am not trying to leave out my lovely LYS. I am excited about both projects though I will not start either for a little while. I have too many other things working right now.
The rest of the day was spent walking up and down the cutest dowtown area filled with every shop you can think of! I got an awesome pair of clogs for myself, a couple of goodies for David and Dax and some B-day stuff for Savy. Mom and I were exhausted so we went to the hotel and took a dip in the hot tub then got a take out order from Chilis and spent the rest of the night knitting.
I can not think of a better weekend. It doesn't hurt that I was with my best friend(my mommy). Yes..she is still and always will be my mommy. But now she is my best friend too! How lucky I am.

I am also working on a sweater for myself out of Di've Autunno which I had to frog. I did however get to keep the sleeves.
I am working on a summer pullover for Savy in purple and pink Love it.
I cast on a sock out of Ballet on the way to Kansas that looks a little strange right now because I am doing a tight knit with an 8 in cuff.
I picked up all the stuff to do the Ola blanket in mission falls cotton at Gourmet.
Last time I was at Gourmet I picked up some comfort to do the cabled sweater in the fall Interweave magazine too. Oh, I also just finished the winter sock out of the Baby Alpaca from Gourmet. I can't take a pic of those b/c I had to wear them on our girls weekend trip and they need to be handwashed. Whew!! As you can see, I need to get busy. This does not even count the other 5-10 projects lurking in bags behing my chair.
On the fibro side. The Lyrica is helping some but not completely. I still have pain everyday with exhaustion but it has decreased. Some days are bad and some days are horrid. That is pretty much as good as it gets. I did get some information from a wonderful lady who found my blog from SP10. She has fibromyalgia too and is now med free by changing living habits such as diet and excercise. I have started trying to slowly implement these changes she made. I will be replacing food in my cabinet as it runs out with whole wheat/whole grains. We have also started trying to eat more natural. I am sure you all do not want the details but I sure hope it works. It might even help Dax some. He has been acting out quite a bit. I know most of this is because he is a 16 mo old little boy but some may be food. We will see. So thank you to her for taking the time out of her life to try and help me. Most people you know don't do that, much less those that don't know you at all. She must be an angel.
I can't wait for Halloween tomorrow night and Savy's 6th Birthday party Saturday. I can not believe my baby girl is going to be six. Well..more about that with pics next time.
I hope you are all doing fab!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Bad Camera

I am having camera problems so still no pics. I have been bad about taking them lately anyway but now that I can't it is very irritating. Especially since I can not post pics on ravlery! Hopefully I get it squared away soon.

On the knitting front I am almost done with a sweater for me done in di've Autunno. Oh....it is so soft. I can not wait to wear it. I am also working on a v-neck for Savy. It is pink and purple stripes done it calmer i think. I don't feel like going to look. It is going to be pretty large on her but she can grow into it. And of course I had to buy yarn for a double pattern...The ola blanket done it Mission Falls cotton. There are also many other things on the needles but I am forcing myslef to start finishing. I keep having to buy more bags to put my wips in. It is getting pretty ridiculous!

The kids are amazing as always. Savy loves kindergarten and wishes she could go all day. She is already starting to read! I am so proud of her! Daxton is into everything!! Boys are absolutely different than girls. He just wears me out. At 15 months old he climbs up the tv cabinet, pushes his scooter over to the kitchen table and gets on top, etc, etc... He also has really discovered his voice. He loves to hear himself yell..much to my dismay! :)

Still trying to deal with this whole fibromyalgia thing. I am so lucky that is was not something degenerative!!! Still...this is so hard. All the dreams I had seemed to come crashing down. My worst fear...to be the sick mom! That is not who I want to be. I was the do-it-all mom. Leading campfire, helping at school, going to school myself, the neighborhood playhouse, etc.. There are so many lifestyle changes to make and I feel overwhelmed. And then there is the fibro fog...the memory problems. I used to remember everyhing in my head. A million things to do all organized neatly there. Now I can not remember to pay the bills or take apples to savy's school for a project. Sometimes the pain is so bad I want to cry..all the while chasing Daxton around the house. I am at a loss on how to handle it all, which changes to make, which to make first, how to still be the BEST mom, and how to keep up with Daxton! And through it all I think my sensitivity to noise is one of the worst things. Everytime the kids yell or the baby screams I fell like I am going insane. Oh how I wish to just be me again. Just simply me, no improvements or embelishments. Just the old me would do. I still try to pretend so now one knows too much. I don't want to be the charity case or the sick one. I just wish it would go away. Enough already...I know.

We are going to the pumpkin patch with the kids next weekend so celebrate all the birthdays. I can't wait. I better get the camera fixed by then.

I love ravelry!!!

I will try to post more often...and not whine.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Back again

OK..so my posts will probably be random but here I am. I had a bad couple of days so David just brought my the laptop mom gave me a while back so I could be online from my fav chair. I can not stand to sit in our office chair at the desktop for very long. I have been playing around a little on ravelry and already love it. Mom came over today to help me out. She is so amazing. I only wish to be half the mother she is. I am excited about our Learn to Knit night coming up. There were several women in our mom's group of moore who were interested in learning so I set up a night for us to get together at one of the LYS. I am very excited about it. A friend of mine also sent out an email to the Norman group she is a part of. I think we have about 4-5 women wanting to learn at this point. I think it will be so much fun. Of course..no pics yet but I will post some soon. Mom should be posting some in the next few days on her blog from a family get together the other night. Well, short and sweet for now. Knit on!