Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Breathing (slightly) easier

I finally was able to talk to my Mom. Getting through the labyrinthine phone system at the hospital was more difficult than getting through to the Prime Minister's personal cell phone. (Or President if you'd rather. Or the Queen.) But I finally got to talk to her. We don't know much yet, she hasn't been seen by the Oncologist, but she sounds positive. There are still some short-term memory glitches and she says she still has trouble with using the wrong words for things and gets confused, but she's so much better than she was on the weekend. She is hopeful that they will transfer her to a small-town hospital closer to home tomorrow, but we won't be sure about that until she finally sees the Oncologist.

She wanted me to thank you all for praying. I want to thank you too.


Serpentine Mitt #1
I finished (in one day! well, 24 hours. I started it last night) the first mitt for my coworker's Secret Santa gift.
Pattern: Serpentine Mitts from Mim's Blog (the pattern link is on that page).
Yarn: Sirdar Country Style DK leftovers from stash.
Needles: US2

I like the pattern and the finished mitt. I hope my coworker will too. I may have to make myself a pair after Christmas.


Happy Thanksgiving to all you Americans.


  1. I'm not sure if it's just my monitor, but your arm blends in with the table so I can hardly make it out. It looks like a severed hand wearing that mitt! It's very pretty. I like the cables. Your co-worker is lucky. I'm still thinking and praying for you and your mom. Hang in there.

  2. Yikes! I did a double take - lovely work but it looks like an empty wrist with fingers sticking out of it!

  3. this is a GREAT halloween picture. scared me!

    i'm so glad that you were able to reach your mom. prayers for her continue... hang in there. this just cannot be easy on you hon.


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