Crazy as a Loom

Thursday, October 4, 2012

It's all good. Almost.

Ah, the Throg's Neck.  Why is it, I ask, that almost every GPS wants to take you over the George Washington Bridge??
When NOONE in their right mind wants to go over the George Washington Bridge?
Just sayin.

Yesterday was my follow up appointment with the surgeon at the Chiari Institute, in Great Neck, NY, which is out on Long Island.  Interesting choice of towns, right?

I admit, I was a little nervous.   I was concerned.  It's been a year.   I am pretty saturated with PAIN, if you know what I mean.
I had questions, and concerns.
Wondering if this surgery was going to have lasting effects for the rest of my life.
My doctor, Harold Rekate, said no.  He believes that I will recover fully, and have no ill effects.
He says I need to be patient.  (WHO has he been talking to, do you think?)

He said that when they pulled my C spine out of my brain stem, that my brain "sighed" in relief.
I hope this isn't too brutally graphic for you.
To me, it's a vision, a lovely vision, of my brain going 'ahhhhhhh'.
All good news, every bit of it.

While I was gone, the studio went to hell.
Sydney slept upstairs, while Jinksie took over her box like a land grabbing squatter.

And she looks so innocent, doesn't she?

This duct taped old envelope box has taken on a life of its own, I swear.

While I haven't been able yet to weave, I have been busy taking pictures of new Socketbooks, and putting them on my web site.
We have lots more of the small ones, like this one.

But now, in addition to the small ones, and the medium ones, we have large ones that are a small TOTE size.
I thought I loved the first two sizes, but these are the best, by far.
They are double stitched throughout, so they are sturdy.

While you are perusing large Socketbooks, just let me say that L is going kayaking tomorrow, WITHOUT ME.
Just so you know, L is not PERFECT.
Just sayin.

I wanted to go. She refuses to take me.  Some silliness about it being too soon.
So while she is paddling around a lovely, mountain pond on the only sunny day on the horizon, I will be working on the computer.

That is wrong, wrong, wrong.  And then she said, "spring is just around the corner".
Like that is supposed to make it all better.

 Are you loving these Sock Totes??

On the recipe tab above, I have posted a few of my fave recipes, one of which is my late Aunt Stell's date filled cookies.
Today, one of my blog readers, a local customer of the shop, came by, and this is what she brought me.

Can we just say priceless????

I am practicing being in the here and now, and these cookies are in the here and now with me.
Say amen.


Kerri said...

Oh I LOVE the Sock Totes!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh yes... your brain must have totally been in love with your doctor at the moment the surgery was happening... HUGE sigh of relief. In fact we are all in love with your doctor!!

Country Girl said...

Amen, baybee. Amen. xoxo

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

You sound stronger all the time!
I do love the Sock Totes, but my mind is focused on Sydney and why the heck she's not in her box:-)

Country Gal said...

Love the sock totes ! and YUUUMMYYYY ! on the cookies ! I am glad to hear you are recovering nicely but something like this will take time . I'm with Country Girl Amen !

Frank's Corner said...

I like the idea of 100 percent better! May I are beginning to sound like yourself and that is a great pleasure to read!

Susan said...

I'm glad he reminded you that patiece is a virtue!! Look back over your posts and see how far you've come, XOXO

claudia said...

I love that you are still progressing wonderfully. Not fast...wonderfully. I think I have something just for that duct-taped will have even more of a life!

Lydia La La said...

Baby steps.... I'm wondering if the original headache is gone and this pain with you know is from the repositioning and the surgery?

It is so good to get your posts to read and I thank you for the time and effort you take to keep us in touch. Yep... those cats are one bunch of spoiled hombres. XO

messymimi said...

Cats will take advantage, won't they?

Beautiful totes!

DJan said...

I am so glad to hear that it's all going well, if not quickly enough for you. I like the image the doctor gave you. And yes, the Socketbooks are winners!!!

Theresa said...

OMG Hilary, I find it small world funny, that YOU who lives near were my family summer homestead was are now heading off to Great Neck NY, where we lived for the first five years of my life. And we always took the Throgs Neck bridge too, although to this day I still refer to it as the Frogs Neck Bridge. :)
And I am so glad to hear about the good steady progress. Big flipping hugs to you from Oregon.

Carla K said...

So glad that you are on the mend!

Daryl said...

LOVE that new tote .. tho i do love love love my medium sized one ...

The Village Queen said...

So good to see you up and around and able to get to the studio to check on all the lovely puddy cats. Amazing what medicine can do these days. Slow and steady will get you there, and Im sure youre totally sick of that already. Love the totes, great idea. Cheers!

Suzanne said...

You sound so GOOD. That is all. :-)

Tiggeriffic said...

The Sock Totes are just beautiful.. I have a question? You e=mailed me the directions to your mitten pattern and I printed it off.. This afternoon I decided to get the yarn and the needles to start making a pair..
The question I have is what size needles do I use.. I know I'll be using double pointed needles but I don't know what size.
Thanks for any help you might provide.. Cold here in Iowa..I'm making ham and bean soup and found the cornbread muffins on your blog.. in the oven as we speak.. They are smelling good..
Thank you so much.. my e=mail address:

Rain said...

Oh my had no idea- been away from Internet for mos! Glad you're healing! The Tappenzee Zee is the only bridge for me!! Once in a lifetime is enough for the GW!!!

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