Wednesday, June 21, 2006


A little game of peek-a-boo with Big Brother the day he left town (2 weeks ago, I am a bad blogger...) is a nice way for them to pass the time. I love this picture!

Things here seem to jump from one major life event to another. I am learning that this is what's in the cards for me these days. If nothing else, I've become much more flexible and patient. But some days I'd rather I didn't have to be.

PeeWee is having a cardiac catheter in the morning to determine the extent of scarring in her conduit repair during open heart surgery 20 months ago. I am hoping they are able to stretch it out enough with a balloon catheter to buy us a little time before her next surgery. I will be spending the day at our hospital until she is released. That will most likely be early Friday morning. Just about 24 hrs. The procedure is about an hour for prep and an hour for the procedure. We bought her some new toys just for the hospital and a new stuffed doggy. A whole bag of goodies just for her. She'll be sedated a few hours after she's done, so I am packing a big bag of goodies to entertain me too. A bunch of knitting projects I really want to finish, including some socks for PeeWee to wear while we are there.

I had my own doctor's appt today and (shame on me) forgot to bring some knitting. About 5 blocks from home I almost turned around and went back but I was in a rush and, well, I was sure the sitter would think I am nuts. I got to the Dr's office and was told she was running late. They came and got me an hour and a half later. Brought me to the room. Sat in there another half hour. When my early morning appt was over it was lunchtime. All I kept thinking was how much knitting time I had wasted. I was across the street from a craft store and I kept wondering if I could get there and back before they called my name. Well, I could have, but that would have meant yet another project started!

I kept kicking myself as I looked through magazine after magazine all about Brangelina and Brittney and Jennifer and Vince. As lovely as they all are, they bored me.

Lesson learned? Leave knitting in the car at all times.