Friday, July 21, 2006

Not the best day

Knitting and yarn pictures have to wait. I've been having some trouble with pain in my hands. I went to the doc a month or so ago. They sent me for x-rays and saw nothing wrong. I was told to take ibuprofen for the pain and come back if it got worse.

It got worse. A few days ago I woke up with a swollen wrist. The doc sent me to an orthopedic surgeon. All he could say was yes, your wrist is swollen. His first thought was that I had Rheumatoid arthritis. He sent me in for blood work.

He called yesterday and said everything was fine. He thought I might have a cyst, and if it flared up again to call him.

Today he calls back. One test just came back today. The test was an ANA screening. My levels were elevated. This leads him to believe that I may have Lupus. Did anyone tell him I am only 28! I'm too young (yes I know that teenager can get Lupus.....but I think I am too young for this)

So after getting off the phone and having a little cry, I called Catherine. My Mother was at work, Greg in a meeting, my good friend Shawn was on a conference call.....and I really needed someone. Cath rallied the Texas family and I was soon in possession of a lot of Lupus info. (to Shawn's credit, he did call as soon as he could.....and Greg has been calling about ever hour)

But is it crazy that I don't really want to talk about it. Blogging is different. I'll blog until I can't anymore (which might happen) but I don't want to talk face to face about it. Is that strange? I had to tell Greg to stop calling. I don't want to talk. I have laundry, and cleaning to do. I don't even want to look up any information on Lupus.

They are sending me to San Francisco to see a specialist. I need more tests to determine if Lupus is what is going on.

*sigh* I would think that this was a mistake, but a joint in my ankle started to swell last night, and when I told the doc that on the phone, he said that I needed to go see the Rheumatoligst right away. Great.

I'll be fine.....unless they tell me I can't knit!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

For Shelby

For the best SP hostess, Shelby.

1) What is your favorite season of the year? Hands Down, Fall. I love fall. I love the weather, the colors, the holidays, every little thing about it. Winter is a close second. I could be happy with a year that was fall, winter and spring. Summer I can do without.

2) Where is your favorite vacation spot? Well, I haven't really been on that many vacations. Most of the time we take a vacation to see family. But I think my favorite vacations have had a beach involved. Only good thing about summer is going to the beach.

3) If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be? Germany or Russia

4) If you could pick any job, and be paid well, what would it be? OOOOO I would love to work in a archive, historical museum or genealogical library. I would even do that for free!

5) If you were going on vacation for 1 week, and had to take ONLY one project with you, what would it be? Humm probably socks. I am going on vacation for a week at the beginning of August. Flying to Montana with all the kids. Are we crazy or what? I think I will just be taking socks, and maybe a pair of clogs with me. I plan on going yarn shopping wile there, so I am sure I will be coming home with more than I am taking!

6) If you won a shopping spree to your favorite Yarn shop, what would you get?? Hummm, Some Helen's Lace, Koigu to make a shawl. Cascade 220 superwash to make an aran sweater, some Euroflax linen, for a shawl, and enough Karabella Auroa 8 to make an afghan....oooo that would be so nice!

Ok, I am going to go right now to take pictures of an awesome secret pal gift that I got from my second SP8. Yes, second one......

Look what we did!

Last week I got the urge to go on a mini vacation. We have never taken the kids and gone on an overnight trip, and I thought it was about time. We are very luck to live where we do because there are so many great places to go that are just close enough for an overnight trip. We decided on Monterey.

So after a couple of days of doing homework on what hotel would be good for our family, we left on Sunday morning. Sunday was spent at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The kids loved it..... well loved it is an understatement. They were amazed at everything. The aquarium really caters to children and there were so many activities to keep them amused. All three of them were good as gold. Wanna see?

The Aquarium

(The light up there is really sardines)

Isn't that Penguin cute!

Isn't that Dory?

On Monday we hit the beach before we left Monterey. I think they liked the beach more than the aquarium. I had to hold on to Ben because he wanted to just run into the ocean! A beach vacation is definitely something we will do next......a WARM beach. For all you east coasters, the beaches here are not the "lie in the sun on a towel" kind of beach. They are a "bundle up and don't let the water touch" you kind of beach. That didn't stop the kids. Good thing we had dry clothes in the car!

Run Ben, Run!!

The whole gang on the beach.

The first picture of me I have ever posted! A cold, wet, and windblown Jenn with my baby James!

There was a yarn shop trip in there as well....and some stash enhancement. Wonderful shop, wonderful owner. More on that next time :-)

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Has Hell Frozen Over?

You could have knocked me over with a feather the other night. The hubby has been having some problems with his heart, nothing has been diagnosed yet, we are still waiting on many test results.

I mentioned in passing that knitting has been said to be more relaxing than yoga, and I could teach him if he would like. He looked at me and said yes. YES??? I can't tell you how many times I have asked him if I could teach him, and the answer has always been No.

So I ran and some Pattons Decor and size 8 needles. I had to show him a few times, and he got a bit frustrated, but he got the hang of it. He even let me take pictures!

So he actually had me go buy him yarn to make a dishcloth. He says he can never find any clean one's, so he is going to make his own. Sometimes he cracks me up.

Saturday Sky

I almost forgot this.... Well, not exactly forgot, I just was so busy today.

Can you see the moon?

Now go look at Birdsong's sky. She is not far from me at all and we didn't get any of of her beautiful clouds.