22 February 2008

he ain't heavy, he's my lover.

I have to take a break from blogging. And not a Celine Dion break or a Cher break where I *say* I'm taking a break & then the next thing you know I'm playing shows in Vegas. A real one.

Blogging is something I normally like to do - but I just feel so stretched - so thinly spread. I can't do it. Right now the love of my life comes first - and although it may come as a shock, the love of my life is Gord, not knitting. (Knitting is up there though.) Things have been incredibly tough lately - and I don't think it'll get much easier any time soon.

I'll still be updating my flickr & ravelry pages, so you can keep track of me. But for now, stay warm, cuddle up close to what/who you love, keep me in your thoughts & I'll see you in a couple of months. (I'm thinking August-ish...since that's when the 'Consolidation' chemotherapy ends for gord.)


03 February 2008

snow day...err...weekend.

Things have been extra lazy & hazy around the apartment - we were completely without heat for a couple of days (I'll mention, just for the sake of mentioning it, that the couple of days we were heat-free were actually THE COLDEST EFFING DAYS EVER) - making being anywhere other than the bed, beneath the duvet, a heavy blanket & an electric blanket, wearing sweaters and socks and hats totally uncomfortable.

Part of me, some sick part of me, kind of liked *having* to be snuggled up in bed, but I guess that's easier said by the person who can leave during the day & go to a heated office. Poor Gord had to put up with the cold all by himself. It's fixed now, and not a moment too soon, because the day after it was fixed, we got a massive douse of bad weather.

This is what I looked like upon returning home (2 hours after I had left) from an honest to goodness try at getting to work on Friday morning. It didn't work.

Luckily, the day before, I had cashed in most of my Shopper's Drug Mart reward points for a Nintendo DS! So I spent the day playing some Animal Crossing & some Brain Age & finished up a pair of socks for Gord.

I used some Emu Superwash DK that a swappy pal sent to me, and size 3 needles.
I started these when Gord was first in the hospital - the second sock didn't get made straight away for a number of reasons, but over the past couple of months, there have been comments like "Oh, nothing feels better on my feet than handknit socks" or "Boy, these store bought socks are no good for my circulation" etcetera. I picked up on these hints & decided to whip the second one out this weekend. I can now strike these off the list of 'unfinished projects that are just nag nag nagging me all the time.'

Oh, and I really do have to say a big huge thank you to everyone who wished Gord a Happy Birthday! He seemed quite touched that so many of you took the time to send along well-wishes! And, thank you to Amy and Julia who awarded me with a 'You Make my Day Award!" It made my day! Really & truly!