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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Warm Westerly Breezes

I was having a crummy day on Monday. My internal plumbing issue was kicking up a major fuss, out of sheer malice as far as I could see, since I'd been adhering faithfully to the cheese-free, tomato-free, coffee-free, chocolate-free diet. It just plain hurt, and I couldn't find the instruction sheet and couldn't remember what (if any) painkillers I was allowed to take. I managed to make it through the day at work, then came home and collapsed in a heap. Unfortunately I'd been asleep for about half an hour when I got a phone call nagging me to complete a task I should have done but hadn't, and after that I was wide awake, so I checked on Taz and discovered that I needed to change not only his diaper and his clothes but the bed as well. I passionately hate changing that bed: it has both a headboard and a footboard, and the mattress is extra long, so there's no way to do it without getting rapped on the knuckles at least a couple of times. Taz was not at all happy. He sat on the floor complaining and demanding to watch Toy Story while I hunted down mattress pad, sheets, blanket. Finally I got him changed, tucked in and videoed, and slunk back upstairs.

When Grant got home from his choral rehearsal a little while later, poor man, he found a snarly, gnarly hag quite undeserving of the box he brought upstairs with him. He had to open it for me, since by then I had the patience and fine motor skills (not to mention all the social graces) of a starving camel.


For no good reason whatsoever, Margene had sent me a skein of STR in the Mustang Sally colorway. Also in the picture is some beautiful wool/mohair handspun, courtesy of Roxie. Thank you both so much! Well-timed, unmerited gifts are the best.

6 Comments:

  • At least the day ended better than it began.

    By Blogger Carole Knits, at 6:43 PM  

  • They are, indeed!

    By Blogger Ruth, at 8:11 PM  

  • Starving camel. Hee hee hee! :-)

    What Carole said. Also: Margene rocks. :-)

    By Anonymous Beth S., at 9:44 PM  

  • Everyone deserves a little pampering from friends. It was your turn;-)

    By Blogger Margene, at 8:00 AM  

  • Isn't it grand when you are all grumpy and somebody does something unexpected to put a smile on your face?

    By Anonymous Lynne, at 8:50 AM  

  • Are the headboard and footboard essential to the bed? If not, I know someone with a saw . . .

    So glad you got the goodies. You deserve goodies.

    Bummer, major bummer about the intestinal distresses! Sending you powerful health and vitality thoughts.

    By Blogger Roxie, at 9:02 AM  

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