Monday, October 04, 2010

Whew, been a while hasn't it?

It has been a long time since I posted to the blog. You know what's wierd - Blogger posted this with the wrong date - it is November 7, 2010. My surgery was about 6 weeks ago, and on Thursday I went back to the surgeon, and she told me that I was going to hurt for a while. She said, you know I really jacked it up in there and it needs to heal and that she had filed the ends of 2 bones, and had to cut part of a tendon to get to one of the bones she needed to work on. But, I am released to go to physical therapy finally, so I am happy about that. I asked her when I could ski, and she said whenever I want. But she also said, you have a season pass, it's not like you spent $100 a day to go skiing, and if your shoulder can only handle one run, so be it. And, she told me not to over do things. I will tell you that I can feel the changes in atmospheric pressure and there are days when it just aches. But, I am hoping for a shoulder that is much stronger than it was, so we shall see.

Another thing has happened since I posted. I have a job. Yes, that's right, Miss Retired is working. DH and I have things we want to do, and possibly things to purchase and I decided to look for a job. That wasn't fun, because basically I was over-qualified for just about anything I applied for, so no interviews. Then I found the job. I only wanted to work part time during the day. I am now working as a Law Clerk for a Family Law Judge in Castle Rock. 20 hours a week - two and a half days a week. Perfect. I like the Judge, she's very well respected in her field, and she really was excited that I came to work for her. Perfect. And I get to say "All rise" when I go into the courtroom with her.

Knitting. Hmm, well, again lots of ripping going on. But, I went to A Knitted Peace yesterday to get some Heilo colors for some of my Dale sweaters and I am going to work on Dales for a while. I had cast on one during the week, but there was no way one of the accent colors (50g) was enough to complete the bottom casing and then have enough for the accents in the color work. So I ripped out 2 days worth of knitting on the St. Moritz 2003 sweater and bought some more Heilo. And because I was irritated and my friend Robin liked this sweater when I showed it to her, I cast on sweater Nr. 10003 from the Dale Nr. 100 book instead of the St. Moritz. Back to knitting what feels like the never-ending casing, but I am hoping maybe to get to color work today.

Let's not talk about sock knitting, because I ripped 2 pairs out recently...

I missed going on my annual fall knitting retreat this year because the kids were on fall break and we had planned on going out of state until I found out I had to have shoulder surgery. That makes me sad, I love going and hanging out and knitting. I ended up taking the boys up to their great uncle's ranch near Laramie. Even hit two yarn stores including Cowgirl Yarns in Laramie.

Well that's about it except for updating my reading list of books I have read since my birthday last December:

36. The Quilter's Legacy by Jennifer Chiaverini
37. The Master Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini
38. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
39. Family Ties by Danielle Steele
40. The Sugar Camp Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
41. The Christmas Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini
42. Circle of Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini
43. The Quilter's Homecoming by Jennifer Chiavereini
44. The New Years Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini