Monday, January 15, 2007

A Rotten Start

Thank you all so much for your kind baby wishes - I really appreciate it!! Hard to believe I only have about three months left.

My 2007 got off to a pretty foul start. Here are just a few tidbits of the awesomeness that was last week: The bloody nose I got while wandering tissue-less somewhere on 16th street between 8th and 9th Avenue - hello meatpacking district revelers, I’m not a derelict coke addict, just a pregnant lady bleeding out the nose into her scarf. (Don’t worry, not a handknit, just a fake pashmina.)

Then, on the same theme, some bloodletting at the doctors office, and then the waiting, and then the taking of more blood, and then, well, perhaps a bit more waiting. Just drink this, it will only give you a headache for two days straight.

And also death. What week wouldn’t be complete without the death of a beloved grandparent, and the accompanying funerary type ceremonies.

But yesterday was my birthday, and it was lovely, and I believe the heinousness has ended. At least I hope it has ended, because I can tolerate no more. Fortunately, I’ve had plenty of time for knitting. I’ve been working on a mitten, here’s a peek



And a blurry EZ February sweater lounging on the couch, accidentally sized for some very husky little girl



Knitting as therapy, right here chez moi. I expect to have an entire afghan completed by next weekend if this bad streak continues.

13 comments:

Brooklyn Handspun said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandparent. I'm glad things are starting to look up - Happy Birthday.

schrodinger said...

Awwww, I'm sorry to hear about your bad start to the new year, particularly your grandparent.

Good to hear that your birthday was good though. Happy belated!

gleek said...

damn those bloody noses are a pain, aren't they? i hate having one as soon as i get up in the morning.

sorry to hear about all the bad mojo surrounding you lately. condolences on your grandparent :( i hope that things are starting to look up!

happy belated birthday!

Sandra said...

sorry to hear that 2007 has gotten off on the wrong foot. :( that stinks! i'm glad to know that things are looking on the up and up now. :)

happy belated b-day!!!

p.s. that mitten is awesome! where's the pattern from?

Veronique said...

Happy birthday Beth!! Things can only get better now, right? :)

Ashley said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope all the Raisinhaters are doing ok.

Happy birthday--I hope the rest of 2007 brings nothing but good things for you!

--Deb said...

Well, that really is a bad start to 2007. I'm so sorry about your grandparent! Hopefully, though, now that YOU've started a new year, everything will be wonderful . . . I hope.

lisa said...

I'm sorry that your year has gotten off to a rocky start. It can only go up from here!

carrie said...

i'm so sorry about your grandparent, mebeth. and the nose bleed - gotta be honest, that's pretty funny stuff.

happy birthday and hope to see you soon!

Mintyfresh said...

Gosh, 2007 isn't treating you very well so far. I really hope it turns around. Happy Belated Birthday!

Melissa said...

happy b-day! so sorry to hear things haven't been so good lately. i hope things start to look up soon!

Katie said...

2007 HAS to get better from here. Maybe you are just getting all of the ickyness out at the beginning? I'm sorry to hear about your bad week and the loss of your grandparent. Keep knitting; it helps.

Jessica said...

I'm so sorry about your awful week--and about your grandparent. That is a rough start to your new year--but I hope it only gets better from here. Thank God for knitting, right?