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.
Friday, August 12, 2005
10 things I've learned
1. Even when I feel like hell, I remember to bring my knitting.
2. It's not easy to knit when you feel like hell.
3. Knitting is almost (but not completely) impossible when you have a blood pressure cuff on one arm and an IV in the other.
4. Nurses will not let you knit while they draw your blood.
5. You cannot knit during a cat scan even if you're not using metal needles.
6. Knitting while waiting in the ER really doesn't pass the time as quickly as I thought.
7. Even when you think you've had enough water, drink another Liter or so.
8. Everytime you move the nurse will find some reason to make you pee in a cup.
9. When you're pregnant everyone assumes you are knitting for a baby even if you clearly have a giant sock.
10. It's a nice doctor that actually wants to see what you're working on even if she doesn't knit herself.
So what happened?
Princess K is ok.
I landed myself in the ER for a day. Of course, they don't know what was actually wrong with me. I would never expect anyone to know that. The doctor's best guess is that I was becoming dehydrated. So now I'm drinking twice as much water (which I didn't think was humanly possible, but apparantly it is) and only visiting places that I know have a public bathroom. Have I mentioned I only have 7 weeks and 4 days left of this pregnancy?
This is the sock that got to go sit with me in the ER:
Round and round in stockinette.
No thinking involved. I think all this water is the end of my brain. It's fried. My memory is shot and all my grey matter has been turned to green Nickelodeon slime. I'm lucky I can do stockinette.
Round and round I go.