Dang, someone needs to wake Mother Nature up with a cattle prod because it’s supposed to be SPRING! At least we’re not being inundated with the horrific weather facing the southern states. I do worry so about our friends and family living in the areas hit by the tornadoes. But on a happier note, it’s FRIDAY!
The plain part of my Shawl D’ jour is almost done, but I’m going to need to buy some more yarn to complete the fluted lace border. The entire shawl is being knitted on size 1 needles. It will be very warm, but it grows rather slowly. I was rather surprised to see that Amazon now carries yarn (via a subsidiary shop, that actually mails it directly from their shop) and had some in stock. This could be considered a convenience, or it could be just another Kiss of Death for smaller shops not hooked up with a giant retailer. Time will tell. I’m going to stick with buying from yarn stores. I’ll call around to the Portland shops and see if the Yarn Garden, etc. has any in to justify an outing this weekend.
I’ve still not called to schedule the Lumbar Puncture test. I’m just a little bit scared shiteless about the whole idea of the neurologist threading a tube through my vertebrae in search of a bundle of nerve tissue and then drawing out fluid. She does this as an outpatient procedure in her office. No anesthesia. Blood draws are different. Blood can squirt out from virtually anyplace and there’s a lot more of it. When asked about the stories of horrific headaches following this procedure the Dr. said that she tells patients to just drink lots of water because pain killers won’t help. If water doesn’t cure the headache after several days then she schedules something called a “blood patch” to cover the puncture area. Definitely time to change the subject.
Did any of you stay up or wake up early to watch the royal wedding? I checked out some of the pictures on-line this morning. I thought that Kate’s dress was charmingly simple and tasteful. I might look at pictures of the cake later, but my interest doesn’t go much beyond seeing the general goings on.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend planned. Cheers!