Tuesday, March 29, 2005

I hate being sick. I spent most of Sunday in bed, except when Shaun wasn't home and I had to be up with Emma. Thankfully, I seem to be over the worst of it now. At least the congestion has cleared out of my sinuses and my face no longer feels like it's going to explode. And the congestion didn't go into my ears this time, praise be!

Yum yum yummy chicken soup. I made this last night. Of course, I was feeling better by then, but earlier I was feeling to cruddy to even think about making soup. Ironic, that. Too sick to make soup that will make me feel better.

I didn't get much done on Dad's sweater over the weekend, obviously. I did about 15 rounds yesterday once I started feeling better, but there's still a long way to go. The beginnning rounds of the raglan decreases are so long and cumbersome! All the front, back and sleeve stitches, 450ish, jammed onto one 24" circular. It's always such a relief once a few decrease rounds are done and it's not so crowded. Once I get a few more decreases done, I'll switch to two circulars (front and sleeve on one, back and sleeve on the other) and knit it like socks on two circulars. It doesn't work very well to do that in the beginning rounds, since there are so many stitches- better to have them all contained on one needle.

Emma and I went off-island on Saturday (even though my throat was starting to feel a little scratchy....pay attention to those warnings, dummy!) to get her some new shoes. She had outgrown her size 4's, and the only shoes that fit were her boots. So we ventured to the stores on the mainland. I was shocked at how hard it was to find a pair of just regular sneakers. I don't want ones that light up, or make sounds, or have Disney Princesses or Barbie or lace on them, or cost $60. (SIXTY dollars for a pair of toddler sneakers that will be outgrown in two months???!!!!) We just needed a pair of plain shoes that won't fall apart in a week, that she can run around in and get dirty. Geesh. Is that so much to ask? We finally did get a pair of size 6's at Fred Meyer, but only after looking at two discount stores and three shoe stores.

That they were on sale and only cost $10 was great, but they were also the only non-commercial, non-lighted pair we saw all day. What ever happened to the little red or blue canvas sneakers thay used to sell?

Emma and I are off to playgroup in a little while. Today is her last time at this particular group, since it is only for babies up to 18 months. Now we'll only be able to go to the toddler group. They always have a little "graduation ceremony" when a kid leaves the group, with crackers and juice and the presentation of a "diploma." I'll bring the camera to preserve the moment for posterity, and will probably get all teary and sloppy.


Liz said...

Sorry to hear you've been so sick..yuck. It stinks when you're too weak to do something as basic as making chicken soup. That's why you should always have a can in the back of the pantry. :)

Love Emma's cute new sneaks! It's crazy that you can't get a basic anything anymore!

Maryellen said...

Hi Sue;

Thanks for the kind words about Molly. Also I used to buy little leather sneakers like keds at walmart. They we're sheap and easy to replace. I seem to replace them so often they didn't have a chance to get very dirty.