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Literally the Saturday Evening Post

I better pick up the pace or else I’m just going to just be a Saturday blogger.  So let’s see what happened this past week…

Tuesday there was the Rock ‘n Knitter’s guild where my friend Beverly was sworn in as president of the guild.  Yeah Beverly! I had to hustle there and back though because Mike was at a work event and didn’t get back to late.

I’ve been working on giving Coco more freedoms – right now were at about the 2 to 2.5 hours that I can leave her without putting her in the bathroom.  She seems to still be a bit confused by this and I think she runs around the whole time.  I’m tempted to set up a web cam to see.

Wednesday was our regular Stitch ‘n Bitch, which was a good time per normal.

Thursday I had dinner with two friends to celebrate a birthday at a nice restaurant.  I had gigantic scallops that took forever to eat, but were delicious.

Friday was Mike’s night to fool around with the TV.  I watched Eureka on one of the TV’s that was already mounted.  He bought a new TV this week and has mounted in the bedroom like were in a hotel room.  The hotel room was his words, not mine and very funny, but I have to admit hotel room or not, it does look nice.  I think this was all brought on because I keep erasing his shows on the DVR and/or bumping them down.  There was talk about another hi-def DVR, so he could record his shows in peace.

Then Friday night I didn’t sleep well.  I went to the ENT during the day and they said I have a sinus infection.  No idea I had a sinus infection, except I have pressure.  Well, I have sinus troubles and I nearly always have pressure.  They think it’s been lingering.  I have to go for a CAT scan and then back to talk to the doctor where the dreaded scope up the nose will be done.  However, I’ve noticed over time it seems I have a harder time breathing especially out of the left side of my nose  – behind the left eye is right where my current headache is sitting.  I just wonder if it’s not a deviated septum, or a polyp, or something that is blocking the air.  My GP said that she thinks maybe the adenoids have to come out.  Well we’ll see in a few weeks.  I also have old fluid in the left ear built up they are trying to drain, so I have a feeling this isn’t going to be a quick fix.  The good news is my hearing is very good.  They tested that to see if it’s affecting my hearing.  So if everything drains I wonder if I will hear better.  Hmmm… that’s something to note.

This morning I was up at 4:30.  By 5am I gave up sleeping, made a latte, started surfing and worked on my correspondence.  By 7:30 I  was knitting on my swap pal sock.  I have the cuff nearly done on the first sock.  This is totally fun knit and I just casted it on, so it’s going very fast.  I may even break with our tradition of black and white’s and show a color picture in advance this time, since it’s striping nicely.

Then I raced off to the library when I realized I had a book overdue by one day.  I rushed in at 9:02 and they said no fee and gave me another 3 weeks with it.  Whew…. I browsed around there and then managed to get myself to the gym.  Just 45 mintues of walking and bike riding and then did some errands.

Finally I came home to a nap and now I’ve been catching up on my reading.  I have a book out from the library that is wonderful.  It’s called Writing Poetry from the Inside Out .  I had no idea poetry could be so magical.  Something about this book is very inspiring.  I was not a great fan of poetry before this book and I just can’t put my finger on why this book is so special.  The presentation… something, but this book is fantastic.

I had no idea I had a poet inside of me.  I’ve been practicing some of the exercises in the book.  The first exercise is easy – you pick out a four word group and you go.  Let yourself be creative.  Without even the need of arm twisting, I may show you all a few of my creations, if you want… I know this is a knitting blog or so it used to be.  It’s funny… I was having a conversation with my friend Cindy and she said she thinks that when you are a creative person it just spills into every area of your life.  I thought that really does explain it, doesn’t it?  We can’t separate the creativity out of us.   I know everything I do has to have a creative bent to it or I’m not happy.  I also want many mediums to express my creativity or art.  The further I go, the more creativity I look for in life as well.

It’s been colder than heck around here, complete with a cold rain that gets right into your bones – so tonight I pulled out some chicken soup that was in the freezer and that made a delicious dinner.  Plus I think the warm soup helps with the sinus thing.   They’re talking 30’s early in the week.  I’m threatening to get out the electric blanket.

Now I’m off to knit some more and find a movie to watch.

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  • Temps in the 30’s? I’m so not ready for that yet! It’s supposed to be in the 70’s and not humid at all, yeah!

    The sinus thing sounds unpleasant, hopefully they can fix you up quickly!

  • I’ve looked at that book, too – it’s hard for me to let go of the idea that poetry has to be something more specific than an observation or a connection. It’s the fiction-head getting in the way, yes?
    A letter is on the way —

  • I’ve come home (40 minutes ago) from a week spent in San Martino di Castrozza in the Italian Dolomites… I’m counting the days until my next trip down there on March 22nd, 2010.. so 204 days…

    Cheers, Eva

  • COMMENTS (7)

    1. melanie 01 September - 2009

      Hi – I also bought Writing the Life Poetic – also, excellent!

    2. Bubblesknits 01 September - 2009

      Early 30’s?!? Wow. We’re still in the 80’s here. 30’s sounds downright delightful. LOL I’ve always been weird, though. Hope the sinus issues get better.

    3. Eva 30 August - 2009

      I’ve come home (40 minutes ago) from a week spent in San Martino di Castrozza in the Italian Dolomites… I’m counting the days until my next trip down there on March 22nd, 2010.. so 204 days…

      Cheers, Eva

    4. melanie 29 August - 2009

      I’ve looked at that book, too – it’s hard for me to let go of the idea that poetry has to be something more specific than an observation or a connection. It’s the fiction-head getting in the way, yes?
      A letter is on the way —

    5. Jenn 29 August - 2009

      Temps in the 30’s? I’m so not ready for that yet! It’s supposed to be in the 70’s and not humid at all, yeah!

      The sinus thing sounds unpleasant, hopefully they can fix you up quickly!

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