Sunday, September 5, 2010

When it rains, it pours (in the kitchen)

I haven't had the best couple days. I keep trying to be a little ray of sunshine on my blog but the truth is the past few days have sucked pretty hard. On Fridaysomeone pushed a door open on my foot and tore one of my toenails off of my foot. I got 4 stitches under my toenail from the torn skin and then had my toenail glued back on top of that. I was told to keep it up as much as possible for the next few days. So I chilled at home, workedon a chemo cap and went to bed early. I woke up at 2:30 am to what sounded like a thunderstorm...in the kitchen. I ran downstairs to see water pouring down through the light fixtures and collecting in the ceiling and under the paint on the walls. My brother had come home and decided to shower at 2:30 and while turning off the water, managed to break the faucet right off. He couldn't turn the water off and it kept on pouring water, but this time inside the wall instead of the shower. My peaceful night of foot-up-as-much-as-possible wasn't going so well. I managed to turn off the water and stop most of the laundry room waterfall and we went to bed and waited for the plumber. He came, he sawed, he conquered, and he left. I went to Broadripple for a little retail therapy ($20of beads from the Bead Angel, one of my new favorite places ever!) Got back home, poured a nice bubblebath so I could soak my nasty foot, grabbed a trashy murder mystery and a glass of wine and jumped in to a freezing cold bathtub. Our water heater apparently committed suicide sometime during the time where our kitchen had been a rainforest. Oh joy. Got out, dried off and curled up with a heating pad to warm up. Cast on a new lace pattern with shiny new beads, worked a few inches, and called it a night.

Got up and cleaned a little more (drywall damage leaves quite a mess!) and then went to my G-ma Darling's for lunch. There's something about the drive out to the country with my Joni Mitchell CD that makes the crap melt away. My G-pa has a huge garden with lots of flowers around the outside and the butterflies are breathtaking. I snapped a few pictures for you guys so you can see my happy place...
That's all for now...I've got a chemo-cap that is smarter than me. Somehow I've got 20 more stitches than I should. Maybe I'll just put it away for a couple days and knit some more on the Wasabi Citron. It's more friendly anyway.

2 comments:

Jaclyn Bailey said...

It has been like that a lot around here too. That is why I haven't posted a blog in so long. I am sorry that things are going hard for you.

On a knitting note. I am working on a Traveling Woman for my mom for Christmas and I am trying to figure out how I want to add beads to the lace part....

Paige Darling said...

Beads are fun. I've never regretted adding beads to a project. I don't know Traveling Woman very well, but I would imagine it's not hard. First I'd suggest checking Ravelry out to see if others have beaded it and where...that might be a good place to start thinking about beads.