Sunday, April 13, 2014

Counting Down

Surgery scares me. Anesthesia terrifies me. In this case it's unavoidable, and once it's done my husband will finally start to heal, but that doesn't make it any less stressful.

Now that we've met with the surgeon and got it scheduled, I'm counting the days until it's done, stocking up on groceries and shampoo, getting things in order before this latest round of getting our lives turned upside down....which meant buying some yarn for a big project I want to cast on. (I'm also planning to buy fabric for a quilt, but not until that sale starts next week.)  

Knitting will help. I'm putting together patterns and yarn for waiting room knitting.  The plan is to have something very complicated (to keep my mind off of things) and something very simple (in case I can't keep my mind off of things.)

Weekly Stash Report 

Fabric Used this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Used year to Date: 2 1/2 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 30 yards
Net Added for 2013: 27 1/2  yards

Yarn Used this Week: 0 yards
Yarn Used year to Date: 125 yards
Yarn Added this Week: 1000 yards
Yarn Added Year to Date: 1200 yards
Net Added for 2013: 1075 yards

I'm linking up to Patchwork Times.

11 comments:

KaHolly said...

Good luck to your husband. I hope his surgury goes smoothly and he's soon on the road to a complete recovery. How blessed you are to love handwork to keep yourself busy while you w-a-i-t. I'd be plugged into an audiobook, too, if it was me!

Karen said...

Best of luck to you, your husband, and the rest of your family. Needlework and pets are the best in times like these!

Laura said...

Hope all goes well!

Kathy S. said...

Prayers for you and your husband. Hope the waiting time passes quickly and that the recovery time is even faster.

barbara woods said...

Prayers for hubby

MarSha said...

The waiting while a loved one has surgery is so stressful, glad to hear you have a plan. I found putting a bottle of water and an energy bar in my bag was helpful. Our prayers are with your family.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Prayers for you both from Texas.

ipatchandquilt said...

I will be thinkijng of your husband and you!
Good luck!!!
Esther

Mary-Kay Colman said...

I hope all goes well with your husband's surgery. And good for you, getting some stuff together to take with you. Sitting there in a hospital is so boring and mind-numbing that having something to do is great. I always see people just sitting there and I wonder how can they do it. Stitching is a great conversation starter too.

Kate said...

Good luck on the surgery. Sounds like you have a plan. The water and energy bar sound like a good idea too.

Bonnie said...

Thoughts and prayers for you and your husband. Hope all goes well and he can really start to heal and get his life back. I always have a bag ready to go with a couople of projects in it. I stay with my elderly mom and I never know when we have to go to the hospital. Like you, I have a couple of different levels of difficulty with me.

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