Tuesday, January 23, 2018

...shingles...

...and...not the "on the roof" kind...

...this post probably falls under the TMI category...

...but most Affectioknit readers are family or friends and people who know me personally...so I'll share...and I'd for sure be talking to you about this if we met at Church... the library or the grocery store...as there's not a lot else on my mind right now...

...so...look away now if you're squeamish...(jk...I actually left the camera rather far away...so it wouldn't be too detailed a photo...)

...what happened was...

...last Thursday...when I woke up I was having a little bit of pain in my hip...so...I just thought I'd overdone things the day before and didn't really give it much thought...but as the day went on...the pain increased...and I could hardly sleep Thursday night...and so far that was my only symptom...

...Friday the pain in my hip increased and the skin between my hip and knee became extremely sensitive to the touch...and I kept saying to the Man...I don't know what I've done to my leg...and he called me Tim Conway...because I was moving so slowly...haha...

...I took some over the counter pain meds and tried to sleep...
...sometime over the weekend the rash appeared...this stripe across my lower leg...and another one just like (but larger )...it across my right behind...and a quick internet search confirmed that it was likely shingles...

...so I got myself to the doctor and she said that shingles follow certain nerve pathways...and mine is sciatic...and it almost always only affects one side of the body...

...she prescribed an antiviral...and offered me narcotics...but I declined...

...I took the first ginormous pill when I got home...and I really do feel better already...but things may be quiet here for a bit...I can't even really manage to knit...

...stay healthy out there...and...sorry for the T...M...I...just keeping it real...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, January 22, 2018

...Over the Weekend...

...we had the Winter N.O.A.H. Retreat...
...it was well attended by all ages...
...and we got a lot of knitting a crocheting and talking done...
...someone was passing around this super cute and super easy crochet pattern...so I made one...
...seriously less than half an hour...
...so I made another one...crocheting in the back loop for a little bit of variety...
...and then with a little bit of spare red yarn from the closet...
...I made this adorable top knot hat...

...so I'm still one short of my goal of ten hats...but I actually have until the end of the month...and I'll make as many more as I can between now and then...

~Wishing you a lovely start to your week!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

...Dinner and a Movie...

...we had snow...
...so we had Potato Soup...OF COURSE...
...we always had potato soup and cornbread when it snowed when I was little...

...and since the kiddos were out of school for the snow...(both the University and the Community College shut down)...

...we let them choose the movie...

...and they chose Pirates of the Caribbean 5 - Dead Men Tell No Tales... ...and this was my FIRST PotC movie...but that didn't really seem to matter much...the storyline was is pretty easy to follow...and there are lots of flashbacks to explain why things are the way they are now...aaaAAANND...we had two peple we could question if there was anything we didn't understand...haha...so it was a fun evening...

...what have you been watching?...

~Have a Lovely Weekend!

Friday, January 19, 2018

...Snow Fun...

...Scout and Our Girl bundled up ready for some fun in the snow...
...they tramped around the backyard...making tracks...
...and built a rather large and rather dirty snowman...
...Callie had a ball with all the people outside...
...we'll probably only get one more day with the white stuff...it's supposed to get up to 50 today...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

...a snow event...

...we woke up to snow covered ground yesterday...
...the forecast was for 1 - 2 inches...but they were a little bit wrong this time...
...as the snow continued to fall...pretty much all day long...they changed the forecast to 4 - 6 inches...
...by about 5 o'clock it was mostly just a few flurries...
...and we had about 4.5 inches of snow...
...everything is so pretty covered in snow...
...so we headed out on the snow covered country roads for a little 4-wheel drive...
...everything is so quiet and beautiful...

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

...W.I.P. Wednesday...

...a sweet little stack of 5 baby hats...
...I should have 7 done by now...of course I have one on the needles...so I'm counting 6...
...so I'm really just one behind schedule...

...I'm pretty sure I'll have 10 by retreat time...

...what's in your workbasket?...

~Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

...Tuesdays with Julia...

...we made VEGAN POMMES À LA SÉVILLANE...
...which is a sort of citrus-y apple tart...

...it was very delicious...and I'd actually make it again...it was pretty simple...and used ingredients that I almost always have on hand...

...all of the particulars are over at The Vegan Version...

~Have a lovely day!