Friday, August 14, 2009

Will the cicadas ever leave my head????

During 4th of July weekend my 6'2" 19 yr old nephew kicked me in the head, specifically my right ear underwater in our pool. The result of that was a perforated eardrum. Never having had the pleasure of this experience I had absolutely no idea how uncomfortable this injury can be. The hole in my eardrum was in no big hurry to heal up so it has been a drawn out process. Right now I am left with cicadas buzzing in my head 24/7. I can tell you there is nothing more annoying than that type of sound that will not go away EVER!!!! The doctors keep assuring me it will get better, but I confess to having my doubts. So far the little beasts continue to party on in my head. As a result I have been knitting and crocheting like a madwoman to distract myself. I continue to make cloths for the kitchen and I don't think I will ever use a sponge or dishcloth again after making my own with cotton yarn. They are with out a doubt the best ever. We are off to Denver next week to be with my mom for the 1st anniversary of my dad's passing and spend a couple of days with friends up in the mountains as well. As a thank you for our friends I made some wine bottle bags which we will fill with some nice bottles of wine. I also made baby-to-be Liam a car seat cozy and a beanie. Krissy has informed me that I need to remember he is a boy sooooo I made the cozy with camo yarn. It turned out adorable as did the hat (I used the camo yarn on that as well). Finally, my companion when I am sitting in my favorite chair knitting is Romeo, our gay blade Italian Greyhound. I love that little grey boy, he warms my heart and is a constant reminder of what it means to be unconditionally loved.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Had an amazing time participating in the 2009 Susan Komen Race for the Cure for breast cancer awareness. Krissy, Julianna, Jeff and I did the 3 mile walk along with 26,000 other souls. It was so cool to see so many people out in support of this disease. I walked in celebration of my mother-in-law who is a survivor. The weather was wonderful, a bit warm and a bit of a breeze. The route wound around downtown KC, around the Sprint Center, thru the Power and Light district ending up in front of Union Station. I absolutely loved it. My plan it to try and get the rest of my family to join in next year!