Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday's 7 Quick Takes

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My ankle surgery is FINALLY beginning to heal!! I mean, the outside has looked healed for quite a while, but has anyone ever had nerve surgery??? Nerves don't like to heal. They like to continue to torture you for months on end and the only way to shut them up/shut them down is to overload them with sensory input and I'm not talking about eiderdown quilts and cotton balls. I'm talking rubbing with rough towels, the scrubby side of sponges, and velcro (yes, VELCRO!) Also, using vibration beginning with an electric toothbrush all the way to a super-powerful electric body massager and pressing hard. And using your fingers to push on the scar in every direction as hard as you can. And immersing your ankle in buckets of rice, macaroni, and then buckshot while you swish it around. Rinse. Repeat. Rinse. Repeat. Daily. This has not been fun. But I think I'm finally on the mend.
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My antivirus software expired and I was informed that the product had been upgraded to a MUCH better version so of course I purchased and downloaded. After rebooting my computer at least 10 times per all the bizarre instructions, it was installed and my computer was slower than molasses. Turns out after an online chat with the company the new version forgets to uninstall the older version which almost brings your computer speed to a dead halt. Problem now fixed.
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This blog is getting off to a slow start but I plan to write about knitting and my Catholic faith and the state of our Church and culture, not necessarily in that order. I'm a traditional Catholic in love with the Latin Mass.
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I just this week put my mums in the ground in our front yard. Is this too late? Will it now freeze? I'm in Missouri.
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My second oldest son is getting married next May in San Diego, CA, ON THE BEACH. After much discussion per phone calls, texts, letters (yes, actual written letters) and emails, apparently I am not the only parent to be distressed about a non-Church wedding. Now his darling bride's parents are putting a little pressure on (yea! I'm not the only bad guy here.) so there will be TWO weddings. One in a church with a priest and a Mass (thank you, God) and the second on the beach. Wow!
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I absolutely LOVE this weather! Usually at this time of year we are still running the AC. This fall is glorious, especially after the hellish summer heat.
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I'm not a computer geek at all, so I think I'm screwing up this last take. I'm unable to get my cursor all the way over to the left. Oh, well, maybe it will work after all. I am currently knitting a scarf called the Hyacinth Scarf from the book, Knitting With The Color Guys: Inspiration, Ideas, and Projects from the Kaffee Fassett Studio. It's made with a sock yarn and you carry a strand of Kidsilk Haze. Very pretty! Will post pics soon. 

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Okay, I know, it's been a while (how's that for an understatement). Lots of reasons, some of which I'll explain later. But for now I am joining Jen Fulwiler on her 7 Quick Takes.