My husband came through the operation well, now it is just waiting for the results. It just looks so uncomfortable. The dressing is right up against the eye, and has been stitched on. The plastic surgeon said no dressing would stay in place otherwise. In the hospital she said we would come for an appointment next week Thursday – the 27th. The rooms phoned this morning and said Monday the 24th. Go figure. They can’t be taking the stitches out, it’s less than a week after the operation. Knowing my luck, it will be both days. With a 200 km round trip each time.
This must be one of the worst times of the year to be doing this – it’s so full of holidays and half the time people you need to see are away. I’m really not in the Christmas mood, what with one thing and another. However, I really don’t want this blog to turn into me wailing in the wilderness, so let’s change the subject.
It has been quite a hectic year. We had our car stolen, right out of the school parking area. My classroom faces the parking area and I can see the car from my doorway. Looked out between one class and the next and the car was gone. It was insured, but we had to add money to get another vehicle. A little hatchback. Lighter on petrol, at least. It’s only a 1 liter engine. My brother would have called it a motor-bike with two extra wheels and ambition.
I am keeping on with the handwork – surprisingly soothing in times of stress. Busy on another jersey for my husband. I’m not liking the wool. There are uneven areas and I can foresee problems. I’m doing some crochet as well. So fast compared with tatting. I have a side project with tatting. Some years ago I tatted a pot plant for a friend of mine. The pattern is on Homemade by Meta.
I liked it, and am busy with one for myself. A very simple pattern, so it is a good carry-around project. In other words, not easy to mess up if you are not concentrating. It is odd how small the tatting thread in comparison with knitting and crocheting. It’s size 20 and I have used 100 before today. (The higher the number, the finer the thread) This is Ben Fikkert’s Josephine Cross in 100 thread. A great site to visit. The pattern is there, although I don’t seem to be able to link directly to it. Look under ‘Galleries’ and then ‘Other Stuff’.
Perspective is everything, really. Shakespeare said ‘There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so’. I can say, ‘What a terrible year, our car was stolen, my husband has even more health problems’, or ‘The car was insured, we got another vehicle. Maybe we caught the Melanoma in time’.
So on we go. Blessings and best wishes over the holiday season, however you celebrate it (or don’t).