Thursday, April 05, 2007
The road to Taos. It was beautiful and sunny every day. Can you believe how far you can see across here? Of course, this was right before I fell asleep at the wheel and almost drove us off the side of the mountain. (I actually only blinked and realized that I almost kept my eyes closed and immediately pulled to the side of the road - my husband - quite rightly freaked and we all had a little break right then...oh, and he took over the driving.)
Other progress, relatively little...but...Potamii!! Potamuses? What-the-heck-ever! They are done! Yarn Ahoy Chocolat Cherry (she has an Etsy store - but she is on sabbatical for a while.) My second Cookie pattern completed.
Also? Pink Zebras! I started this one on the plane - and pecked away at it a little at a time over the week. The pattern is, um, just a minute....Dublin Bay Socks from Mossy Cottage Sock Patterns. Sorry for the blurry picture, but we are sick here at Chez Stairs. Oh. So. Very. Sick.
On the flight down to New Mexico there was a sweet young girl in front of me - half of a sweet young couple - and she was honking and snorting and blowing her nose quite effectively. I looked to my left at Puck and thought "Boy. I hope he doesn't get sick." Well, he didn't. At first, anyway. I did. Monday the cough started - it felt like a dry throat. Tuesday, the cough was in full effect, and boy did it make those high altitude hikes miserable. Tuesday night my fever hit 102 degrees and I was curled up on our hotel couch in achy misery while the rest of the fam went out for dinner. I woke up feeling better on Wednesday, but the boys were starting to sniffle and bark. By Wednesday night, the fever and aches were back in full force. My head was so full of...um...stuff. Flying was a misery indeed. The boys were just piggy backing on my misery (in other words - enjoying their share - but in lesser effect). The Urgent Care doc, just shook her head in sympathy and said "Virus.", and she sent me on my way. (She did however, give me the "Just in Case Script" which I will promptly fill tomorrow if I am not feeling better.)
The contest in my previous post was one for the SP10 blog - for inquiring minds.
Did I mention that my SP10 pal sent me a gift certificate for my favorite store? No? Well she did, and I've spent it already. I'm expecting a package from The Loopy Ewe as soon as all my mail gets delivered from vacation....oooo, I can hardly wait! Pictures will follow, of course.
Well, I hope to get on my blog rounds tomorrow and start visiting all of my favorite stops!
Good Night All (sniff).
The scenic pic was beautiful, and I love your Potamii?? Potamuses?? Um yeah,what you said!
:( Very sorry to hear that you were sick on vacation. Being sick seems even worse when you're on vacation.
If you need somthing to distract your boys this weekend, I'm having a Peeps Diorama Contest at my blog - and sock yarn is the first prize!
Just think - you can get rid of the peeps and knit at the same time.