But before I get into that ...
I want to thank all of you, once again, for all the thoughts and prayers and comments and positive energy sent this way. I think you're all WONDERFUL; you've sustained me (yes, even if I don't know you!) through so much this last 6 months, and I just want you to know how much I appreciate that. Blogs are a great thing, in the sense that I can 'journal' (which helps me, especially when things are tough), but then I also know that there's real live human beings 'out there' who care about me, some 'known', some not - and that means a lot to me.
It also means a lot to me to have such a supportive family ... they all are, but especially Michael! A few of you have commented on how 'strong' I am ... and I sure don't feel strong. I feel whiny and negative and needy a lot of the time since this accident. What many of you don't know about me (because I don't talk about this) is that needing help in my daily life is something that makes me crazy -- I'm extremely independent, usually, and having to adjust to having Michael (or anyone) 'do' for me is almost a harder struggle than just the pain and discomfort of the burn itself.
Anyone who's met Michael already knows what a sweetie he is .... he's had to put up with me being incapacitated for the past 3 weeks (which has required a LOT of 'doing' for me, AND dealing with my aversion to that at the same time), and I just wanted to publicly acknowledge him here! He gets the big gold star in my books. :-)
On a completely different subject, we get our eggs from a local organic farmer named Carol (who is also a real sweetie, and if you live on SSI, you can support the project she's part of here). I just have to show you the welcoming committee when you pull into their farm (how many goats can *you* count)?
Just as if they're posing for us ... how adorable is that?
Much knitting continues ... socks for Gibson for Christmas:
... and I have yet another pair on the needles for him. And some for me, too, looking forward to the day when I can actually put socks on again!
And the REALLY good news is that I've just landed a pretty nice commission ... to hand knit up to EIGHT shawls and/or cowls between now and 'spring', for a professional woman who is providing all the yarn (and willing to cover any other expenses) and paying me, too -- in real money, and in gorgeous Australian merino yarns! Guess it's a good thing I still have a lot of down-time ahead, huh?