Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Yesterday I awoke with a sore throat. It started out mild but it got worse. If I have a stuffy nose or I'm hacking up a lung, I'll go to work and cheerfully do my job through sniffles and hacks. Give me a sore throat and my response is to whine. Call the emergency and put them on stand-by, Amy's got a sore throat.
I was doing the normal warm water and salt gargles. My throat just laughed at my sad pathetic attempt to alleviate the soreness. Like I need pieces of my body mocking me when I don't feel good. I was trying. I thought of giving up and just laying down.
But wait! Knitting group. I couldn't miss knitting group. We only meet once a month. I can't miss that. But then the whine came back and my throat just laughed at me once again.
That's when I got tough. I did an online search for other sore throat cures and found THIS. I start reading down the list. Aloe vera juice, nope I don't have that. Apple Cider Vinegar, yup, I have that. Apple Cider Vinegar. Let's say that again. I was going to gargle with Apple Cider Vinegar. How mad does one need to be to gargle with this evil stuff?
I wasn't mad, I wanted to go to knitting. So away I went to the kitchen to gargle with Apple Cider Vinegar. Dumbest and smartest thing all at once that I've ever done. That stuff burned, and stung, and made me gag. I've never gargled with anything so foul in my life. My throat felt worse and there would surely be no way I'd be heading to knitting that night.
With a sigh, I went to lay down with Miss M and take a nap. If I can't knit, I'm not going to work either.
Now you're wondering if I went to group last night. I woke up without a sore throat. Holy cow!! The Apple Cider Vinegar worked!! I think it worked because it stripped my throat and I have no throat left to ache. But dammit, I made it to knitting.
I'm glad I did. It was fun as usual. I got to see a gorgeous shadow shawl that I've been dying to make. I now know I have to make it. And I watched Nalbinding. If you haven't checked that out, it's well worth it, very interesting. To top it all off Betsy and Toby are going to let me share a room at them at SPA weekend in February. So I actually get to stay in the hotel where its all happening. These guys are just awesome!
As promised here are Bunny Pics:
Gotta love that look. I can't remember what she was upset about and I'm sure she doesn't remember either. The sweater is a bit too big, it was meant to be for Christmas (well, I did take it back and I will wrap it up for Christmas too). Hopefully she'll be able to wear this at least into the spring.
The back, the angry face replaced with cute bunny butts. Can you tell the tails are fluffy bobbles? While I hate intarsia I could see myself doing a sweater with fluffy intarsia like bobbles all over it.