Friday, August 17, 2007

A Whole Lot of Randomness

Earlier this week, I was so excited -- I had Friday afternoon off, and I was going to go to Des Moines on Saturday to see one of my best friends from Texas, who is in Des Moines visiting her husband, who is working a contract job there. (Got that? And isn't that a weird coincidence?)

And then a couple days ago, I developed a sty on my eyelid. Thank god mine doesn't look as bad as the one in the link! It got better, then it got worse again. I realized I would need to forgo eyeliner and mascara completely until it's really gone. Without eyeliner and mascara, I feel like I have no eyes at all.

This morning I woke up with a headache. I still had it when I got home. I took ibuprofen and laid on the couch with a hot compress on my eye, feeling quite sorry for myself.

Then my email dinged. It was Norma, telling me I had won some yarn, just for donating to the Red Scarf Fund. It dinged again. It was Cathy who donated the yarn. Turns out she's a doctor; she not only asked for my mailing address so she could mail me my yarn, but endorsed my use of hot compresses!

I was happier. I mean, the Red Scarf Project is such a good cause, and to win something just for participating -- wow!

And then.... I discovered that High School Musical 2 premiers tonight. I know, I know - a childless, middle-aged woman shouldn't know anything about High School Musical, but I do. It makes me happy. It's permanently saved on my DVR. And now I've got part 2. How can you not love a movie with a teenaged bitch named Sharpay?

I actually think my eye feels better! ;-)

Oh - I have been knitting a bit. Look -- it's an Illini sock!

Illini sock

Well, okay, only goes up to my ankle, and the ball of yarn (which I wound personally) has turned into a knotted mess, but it makes me happy, too.

And here's Hidcote, which I've returned to after putting MS3 into hibernation. I was only on row 24 of Hidcote's chart 1, so I frogged it and started over. I just started the the second chart, and am really enjoying it.

Hidcote 2

The Knit Picks Shadow (color: Oregon Coast) is lace-weight, but a good bit heavier than the Skacel Merino Lace I was using for MS3. It's much more relaxing to knit. My lace mojo may have returned!


Chris said...

I hope your eye gets better quickly! Very very fun re: your Red Scarf prize - talk about good timing. :) Go, Hidcote and Illini!

Kaye said...

oof. I hate styes. Actually I heard that HSM is like a crazy phenom. Apparently since it's inception it's like the most performed musical in HSs around the country. I mean how could they NOT release a sequel with those numbers?
Nice socks!!!

Amysatx said...

Love the sock!!! BTW Hairspray (the new one) is also a great feel good, toe tappin', movie worth seeing! I haven't seen High School Musical yet but have DVR'd it today.

Anonymous said...

LOVE High School Musical AND HSM2. In fact I like the soundtrack for HSM2 better.

Glad you're feeling happier. :)

Anonymous said...

Hope you continue to feel better.