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Monday, April 06, 2009

Aw, honey honey

So I went to the doctor's today to find out why I've been feeling not so good. She ran some blood tests a couple of weeks ago and I came back with some pretty high blood sugar numbers. So I'm now on metformin, and am supposed to check my blood sugar on a regular basis. If only I could navigate through the incredibly confusing morass that is my health coverage. I went through hours of frustration today and still didn't end up with a glucose meter. My doctor is awesome and didn't come right out and say the D word but we did discuss insulin resistance and how I can come back down from the point where I am into a more normal range before anything really bad happens. She understands my feelings, frustrations, and experiences with weight loss and dieting and knows I cannot go there again for my own sanity. I'm working my mental process through it but seriously, it's all I can to do not burst into tears at the slightest provocation. Especially since that's part of the symptoms, apparently.

The Penguins lost two games over the weekend. One in OT so they still got a point, but you know.

I'm dead broke and bill collectors are calling. This too shall pass.

All in all, I'm not having the best week. Hopefully this will change soon as we are going to see k.d. lang tomorrow night. She hasn't been in Pittsburgh for a while and it'll be wonderful to hear her live again. She puts on a remarkable show.

On to this week in crafting. The sweater moves along, slowly, inexorably. Maybe I'll have it done by fall. This is why I don't make large objects-I get side tracked, disgusted at my lack of progress, and disinterested. Then, the next thing you know, I'm ripping it out in disgust. I'm not going to rip this out, as the yarn does not rip well, but it's frustrating. I just need to plow through it.

Finished the endless green socks of doom finally.
I got really tired of knitting these towards the end, but I think they'll be awesome when I wear them.

Started Cookie A's Thelonious sock. I've had the pattern for a few weeks and have been trying to decide what yarn to use. Decided the Kraemer Sterling Silk and Silver was the perfect choice and wished I had not given away the remaining black SS&S that I had left from the Moderne socks because that would have been an amazing cuff and heel.


The pattern's pure genius too.

Speaking of geniuses, I rejoined mensa and promptly got myself elected to the local exec committee. Hopefully they won't be as completely insane as last time I was involved with it.

The only other thing I started was a pair of traveling socks, my entrelac socks for a friend.


Obviously they don't look like much yet.

We did some yard work over the weekend. Two years of entropy is a lot to undo but we're getting there. I'll close with some photos of our labors, some animals, and orchids.

Until next time.












nytesong said... stuff is so very frustrating. I hope you are able to get it all sorted out but mostly I hope that it doesn't turn out to be the D word. And...if it does...that you will have little frustration with insurance and all the support you need.

That white yarn is gorgeous! It looks silky even through the computer screen.

janina said...

nice photos...have a great time at the k.d. lang concert. :o)

MadCarlotta said...

You know, this has been a royally shitty week for me too. There must be something going around.

I love your big round balls. In your garden. ;) I have a box of broken mirror shards that I keep meaning to mosaic on a bowling ball one of these days. Would help if I could find a second hand ball somewhere.