You know, I spent my entire childhood free of serious health issues - never broke a bone, never got the measles, you get the idea. But once I passed the age of 35, I've been nothing but a magnet for physical trauma!
For example, this past Thursday, I was walking to work, and I fell on one of the brick sidewalks that are so prevalent here in Philadelphia. No, it wasn't raining, but it was uneven, and I neglected for a second to look where I was walking. I ended up with my left knee mangled, scabby, bruised, and the size of a round watermelon.
Since then, I've been keeping it raised, with ice on it, and it went down to cantaloupe size, to today's peach size. So I'm making progress, using summer fruits as my standard of measurement.
But oh, it's ugly. The kind of ugly that could scare small children, and cause elderly people to expire on the spot. And guess what? I have a job interview tomorrow! So I hope it's OK to wear a nice slacks outfit to an interview, because a dress or a skirt just isn't happening - even if the people interviewing me didn't care, I would hate to see the carnage that resulted in my walk to and from the interview ... (I can just hear the "Breaking News" headlines: "Local woman's battered knee claims lives - film at 11")
As my mother used to say, it's either an ass or an elbow.
But I do have one FO (finished object) to report, even if belatedly. I finished the Hedgerow Socks I have been knitting. They turned out really well, and I was even sorely tempted to keep them for myself. But I'll make a pair for myself once all of the gift socks are knit. Details are here on Ravelry, and if you are not on Ravelry, but would like to take a sneak peek, you can see them here. Another Christmas gift taken care of, so I'm pretty darn pleased with myself, I must say!
And finally, I saw this One Word Meme from Literary Feline (Wendy R.), and thought it looked like fun:
Rules: You must answer the questions using only one word. Then tag four others.
1. Where is your cell phone? Non-existent.
3. Your hair? Short.
4. Your mother? Crazy.
5. Your father? Funny.
6. Your favorite thing? Books.
7. Your dream last night? None.
8 Your favorite drink? Tea.
9. Your dream/goal? Author.
10. The room you’re in? "Office"
11. Your hobby? Knitting.
12. Your fear? Drowning.
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Home.
14. What you’re not? Patient.
15. Muffins? Yes!
6. One of your wish list items? Book.
17. Where you grew up? USA
18. The last thing you did? Wine.
19. What are you wearing? Shorts.
20. Favorite gadget? MP3.
21. Your pets? Cats.
22. Your computer? Dell.
23. Your mood? Content.
24. Missing someone? Always.
25. Your car? Blue.
26. Something you’re not wearing? Fur.
27. Favorite store? Nordstrom.
28. Like someone? Unlikely.
29. Your favorite color? Green.
30. When is the last time you laughed? Today.
31. Last time you cried? Monday.
Now, let's see - I'm going to tag Melanie, Kim, Claudia, and Carrie - if they are so inclined!