Monday, March 16, 2015
School has started up again and I'm struggling with class; not because it's difficult, but because I have a very hard time sustaining the mental energy required to finish the readings in time. I thought it would be less of a problem now that I'm off almost all of the heavy meds (and only taking the last one I have left at night), but I'm still struggling. I can't spend too much time at the computer before I have to go put my leg up on the couch, and my back is killing me because I'm out of alignment but I can't go see the chiropractor just yet. Thankfully I'm out of work for at least another week and then we'll see if I'm ready to go back in for light duty.
It's strange. Things are going better than I expected, and yet it's still taking longer than I thought. I can do stuff, but only for so long before I'm exhausted. I still need to take a nap most days. And surprisingly, I'm getting bored with my knitting. There's lots of stuff I want to make, but I don't have the energy to follow the pattern so I'm filling this time with Hexipuffs and this pair of socks for my old physical therapist...because I miss him. He never tried to kill me during therapy like this new one does.
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Monday, February 9, 2015
In other news, I finally finished the gloves for my husband's friend and he's really happy with them. At the end of the day, I'm happy with them too. I just don't like knitting fingers so I hated them while I was making them. Now I hardly know what to do with myself since the constant nagging at the back of my mind to finish these is gone. Maybe I can focus on getting my cousin's mittens in the mail, or knitting Dante's long overdue sweater. One never knows which way the wind will blow.
I have managed to get quite a lot of work done on Aaron's Slade. I finished the first of the sleeves last night and started the second before heading off to bed. I think I can get the other finished and the body blocked out before I have surgery. If not, the finishing and the button band/collar will have to wait. And we all know that it's not exactly like I don't have other sweaters in various states of completion to work on while I'm waiting to be able to block this current work-in-progress. At last count, I had 5 sweaters in progress. FIVE. Maybe I can get one done. Or maybe I'll be too foggy with all the painkillers to get much of anything done. If I post a finished sweater to Ravelry with three sleeves, you'll all know why.
at 1:15 PM
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The storm wasn't as bad as I expected and we never lost power. I can't begin to say how thankful I am for that. I've spend a few days snowed into my apartment without any heat, and although we survived just fine, it isn't as fun as romantic movies make it seem, lol. I did manage to get quite a bit of knitting done, besides this completed sweater. I knit through the 2nd clue for Follow Your Arrow, and yesterday I banged out the 3rd clue in one day!
On a slightly related note, I've gained quite a bit of weight since my injury. That happens when you go from being really really active to sitting all day. Aaron recently got started as an Herbalife representative so I took advantage of his discount in exchange for being a Guinna pig. I've been having protein shakes for breakfast and lunch, and then eating better at dinner. So far, I've felt great. I haven't been hungry. I've been making shakes with real food that I would normally eat but don't always have time to eat on work days. I also picked up the suggested supplements and I'm enjoying feeling alert and satisfied when I eat. So far I've lost about one pound a week, and considering that the only exercise I get is what I can do at physical therapy, that's not too shabby. I think it's really important to get off as much extra weight as I can, not for appearances sake (I carry my weight really well and most people don't know I'm over weight), but for health reasons. And it'll definitely be easier on my surgically repaired knee if I'm carrying less weight around. So, I'll let you all know how it goes.
at 8:25 AM