12 October 2007

Taking my stitches to Stitches!

Well, I survived a week at work, typing and doing everything one-handed, and to be honest it was pretty miserable. So I am quite happy that Friday is here, not just because the work week has ended for me, but because tomorrow morning at approximately 8:30 a.m., my friend Sharrie and I are heading to Baltimore for the day to go to the market at Stitches East! We've both been looking forward to it for weeks. I doubt I'll even notice if my hand hurts at all tomorrow ...

I've sorely (ha - sore-ly!) missed being able to knit, but I did finish reading Anne of Green Gables last night, so one of my books for October has been completed. Plus it was a great read. I never read the books as a kid, but I loved the dramatization that they did a few years back on PBS with Colleen Dewhurst, William Farnsworth, and Megan Follows as Anne. So reading the book was fun, as I didn't mind that I was picturing it with the actors in the series.

It also helps that fall weather has returned, especially after a week of conversations like this one:

Annoying co-worker: When do you get your bandages changed?

Me: I see the dr next week to have the stitches removed.

AC-W: So you have to keep that dirty-looking thing on another week?

Me (in my brain): You have no room to talk, oh smelly one.
Me (actual response): The bandages may be kinda sad looking on the outside, but I was told to leave them alone and not get them wet, so that's what I am doing.

AC-W: What you should do is just go home and soak your arm and wrist, with the bandage, in baby shampoo, that would help a lot. Then rub olive oil on it.

Me (in my brain): Of course! I always try to listen to people who have made their families go through the terrible process of treatments for rabies because of a possible threat in their neighborhood, rather than my dr.
Me (actual response): I think I'll just wait it out, thanks.

*Note: No annoying co-workers were harmed during this conversation. Even if they should have been ...

9 comments:

teabird said...

They should have been. Oh yes. They should have been!

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

Stand firm - follow your doctor's advice! I hope you have a wonderful time at Stitches East. I've never gone to any of the "shows" but would really like to some day. After such a tough work week you deserve some fun!

Romi said...

Hope your Stitches trip was amazing! Feel better soon.

fallwitch said...

It's a shame *this* AC-W's husband is not a Doctor; he could have prevented you from even having surgery in the first place.

*snork*

Carrie K said...

Looking forward to the pix of the stash enhancement!

And oh yes. There should have been severely harmed annoying coworkers. Frozen with an icy glare at least?

Carol said...

Taking your stitches to Stitches East is creative in its own way;) A real shame no coworkers were harmed in that conversation. I sure hope I don't get one of those in a new job, which may never come at the rate I'm going...

Brigitte said...

Grrrr...some people, huh?

Oh well, you had a great time (I hope) at Stitches! Hey, so do we see pictures?!

the wicked witch of the east said...

i think i got some how remedy advice from said person when i had tendonitis...i was told to put warm water on my wrist and to get back to work...so how was B-more??

mary said...

Hope you enjoyed Stitches East. Can't wait to hear/see what you thought and what you bought.

Eh, too bad about the co-worker, who must be a first cousin to several I work with :)