Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Catching Up

The raised garden beds turned out beautifully! We had lots of beans, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, cucumbers, onions, basil...The broccoli didn't do well, nor did the corn, but we were overjoyed with the success of this project. The only problem was that we had just more than we could eat, but not enough to can (tomatoes or green beans), and I didn't have enough cucumbers to make pickles. So we'd like to try to expand next year. I did take pictures, but I've saved everything to disk to free up some computer space...and I don't want to take the time to hunt for the disc this morning. (sorry)

I am currently on medical leave from work. I had to have a hysterectomy. Pathology all came back showing nothing cancerous, so I'm thankful. I wasn't worried about that so much as just having all of the pain I was having. I'm glad it's over. A big thank you to Dr. Fish for fixing me!!! It's back to work in 4 weeks, but in the meantime I'm getting caught up on some nursing journal reading, and studying for the certification exam for SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner). I take it right before I go back to work. I also have to plan a baby shower for right before I go back to work...
Baby Isaac is growing like crazy! This picture is actually from 8/9/09. He's much bigger now! Only 10 weeks from yesterday and he will be here! Chey is feeling good...just tired a lot, which is understandable. I remember those days! Ha!

I've knitted him some cotton bibs, a jacket and pants set, and a gown. I'll try to post pictures of those before the week is out. I'm working on trying to finish up a sweater today (for me). I've had to rip it out twice, so I'm ready to be done with it! It's a mock cable pattern, and I'm tired of the same stitch and ready to move on to something else. I'll have plenty of opportunity. I've joined an email group of Civil War needleworkers. I'm finding lots of patterns and information to use to take with me to knit at re-enactments. On that note, back to it!

Happy knitting all!

1 comment:

Craftybear said...


I also live in Indiana, Grant County. I am 53 years old and learning to spin on a drop spindle, I have an Ashford Spinning wheel and also 2 great wheels. I have 2 floor looms so I am now learning to weave rugs.