When it rains, it pours. The storm was brewing since Good Friday, with some drizzle and light rain. Then the brunt of it happened on Easter Day, and boy was it a WHAMMO of a storm. I think there was a slight misunderstanding when my doctor told me to carry an umbrella around in my purse. I think I was supposed to interpret that to mean holding the umbrella open over my head at all times (and maybe even wearing gore-tex parka, pants, plus waterproof hat, gloves & boots!). Not one of those mini/compact wimpy umbrellas you pick up at the chain drug store in an emergency, but a strong durable one that won't flip over in the wind. One with strong ribs, maybe 16 ribs instead of the usual 8 ribs. I was so glad to be home when the brunt of the storm hit that evening. It definitely would have been awkward if I were out and about, even if it were near home (at the supermarket, library, etc). I now understand why my doctor said, "you wouldn't want to be at work when it happens." It was a long and sleepless night for me. I had the cramps from hell, however I was pleased at managing with 500 mg of acetaminophen (Tylenol) instead of resorting to the Vicodin my doctor prescribed for me (although I do have to wonder whether the Vicodin might have helped me sleep better). The storm finally did subside by morning, and I'm hoping that this is it. I can deal with some light rain, but I'm not sure about the next big wave if there is one. I didn't think of it at the time but probably should have asked my doctor whether this was going to be a multi-wave storm and how long it would last. I'm feeling a little sad, but am moving from denial to acceptance which is a good thing, I think.
I do have some knitting to share with you as soon as I get around to feeling my old self. I'm too tired right now. I know I have some knitting to share, but my mind is drawing a blank right now as to what it was. I also have a new pattern to share with you, it is part of my series of cable scarves. I've been meaning to type this up since February! I promise to get it posted before the next Ice Age.
I did manage to meet up with Vicki on Saturday and finally gave her the three cable bags we've been working on (cable bag #1, cable bag #2, cable bag #3). I thought we were going to do some sort of wooden handle, but we've decided to go with a knit strap for the bags so that they can be shoulder bags instead of clutches. Vicki is going to line the bags and seam them. Then I'll see how much strap I can knit out of the leftover yarn. I suppose I should mention that this project has been in the works since March 2006 -- eeks, has it really been 2 years? Things move slowly over here. But stay tuned, you might even get to see these bags completed before the year is over. :-)