Jasmin’s socks
Tuesday February 24th 2009, 5:21 pm
Filed under: Amaryllis,Crohn's flare,Family,Friends

\I went for my liver scan early this morning and got sent home.  At three and a half weeks, my surgery was too recent for the metal stapling inside not to be at risk from the MRI machine. They told me it needed more time for scar tissue to grow to hold it in place. There’s a chance of needing a second surgery to get rid of more tissue in a few months; let’s not up the odds of it.

When I came home, Richard astonished me by being up, getting dressed, and announcing he was off to work now.  Wow.  He *does* feel better–yay!  He just arrived home again, needing those pain pills now, but at least he was able to get some in-person time in and he can telecommute from here.  Having seen him the last three days, I am gobsmacked at how well he’s doing.  Wow, and my thank you for the prayers said and the Thinking Good Thoughts in our direction.  (I very much believe God counts those too.)Rena\'s Appleblossom amaryllis

Last night, while we were eating dinner, the doorbell rang: it was Kaye from Purlescence. I hadn’t gone to Knit Night last Thursday because people there had colds, (they emailed me to warn me) and Jasmin had brought more of her handknit socks for me while I wasn’t there. So Kaye was bringing them to me.  Wow. I definitely do not live on her way home; how many LYSOs…  And how many people give away handknit socks like that!  Thank you, both of you!


I laid out the bounty and Sam admired.  I told her it wasn’t fair for me to have all these Jasmin socks and her none, particularly since she lives where warm wool socks are such an essential in the snow anyway. In the end, of the four pairs and the Jasmin socks I already owned, I was able to talk Sam into claiming three, though she could have taken more, and she very proudly showed off her happy feet this morning.

My feet were already beJasmined too.

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Socks are the best.
I wear socks LynnH made for me all the time, and some I made myself. My friend in Southern California wears alpaca socks I made for her whenever she’s having a bad day. Because the love is worth the extra warmth, she says.
i LOVE the red and white speckledy amarillis! it is so beautiful!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 02.24.09 @ 5:26 pm

awesome! – warm Jasmin-y goodness all round! – and a happier Richard – the world is behaving a bit better I think

*hugs* M

Comment by mary seabrook 02.24.09 @ 5:31 pm

Wonderful! Doesn’t get much better than that!

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 02.24.09 @ 5:38 pm

I am so glad to hear that Richard is feeling better. What wonderful and caring friends you have, enjoy.

Comment by TripletMom 02.24.09 @ 5:46 pm

Good to know about the beJasmining and that Richard is feeling better.

Comment by RobinM 02.24.09 @ 7:15 pm

Besides verbifying people and nounifying people, you adjectivise people too. (beJasmined) If you didn’t have friends, you wouldn’t have any words to use!

Comment by LauraN 02.24.09 @ 7:30 pm

To receive socks is such a gift of love. And twice the love is to share the gifts.
Great that Richard was able to get to work for awhile today.
Love the pics of the flowers.

Comment by Joansie 02.24.09 @ 7:56 pm

Really, really beautiful flowers – you definitely have a knack, Alison! And great news about Richard…hope he continues to feel better each day and I’m glad you didn’t have the MRIs today – those aren’t good with metal…glad you got to avoid that today! And then, to receive socks! You’ve had quite a good day!!! 🙂 (Hope you got to have chocolate too.)
Thanks for sharing your flowers and your news,

Comment by Abby 02.24.09 @ 8:04 pm

How nice of your knitting friends, and how nice of you to share the bounty with your daughter!

Comment by Renna 02.24.09 @ 8:46 pm

Wow! Good to hear that everyone is getting better. ‘Way to go!

This story is the first I ever received via email. The story has to take some liberties with fact, so just enjoy, or laugh, or grunt, or …

It seems that the Seattle symphony was going to have a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. And according to the story, there is a long section in the final movement where the string basses have nothing to play, so at one of the rehearsals, one bass player suggested to the others that rather than sit like lumps on their stools, that they move off-stage. The others agreed, and on the night of the performance, they did so. Backstage, the instigator said, “Since we have so much time, let’s go across the street and grab a couple of beers.” And they do. After a while, one of the other musicians is getting a bit nervous, and says, “Shouldn’t we be getting back?” The instigator says, “Naw, I’ve got this all timed out. Besides, I tied a string around the conductor’s score, so when he gets near that part, he’ll have to slow down while he tries to conduct with one hand, and untie the string with the other. Let’s have a couple more beers!” So they do, and by the time they start back across the street, they are a bit, er, ah, tipsy. And as they get back onstage, they can see that the conductor is absolutely furious! As well he should be. For here it is, the last of the Ninth, the score is tied, and the bassists are loaded.

Comment by Don Meyer 02.24.09 @ 9:12 pm

lol, Don! That’s terrible!!

And yay Alison! Glad to hear both you and Richard are improving. Continued love & long-distance hugs to you all.

Comment by Amy 02.24.09 @ 9:24 pm

‘BeJasmined’ – I like that.

Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 02.24.09 @ 9:50 pm

Glad Richard is feeling better too, wow that has to be painful. Your flowers are blooming beautifully,so pretty.
Hope your feeling stronger by the day.
Take Care and God Bless

Comment by KnittySue 02.25.09 @ 1:50 am

Iam so happy to hear Richard is doing well and that you got a hug in the form of socks.I have a friend who has knit me socks and I appreciate this and love the socks:)Hugs Darcy

Comment by Darcy 02.25.09 @ 2:01 am

Glad to read the good news!

Comment by Amanda 02.25.09 @ 4:06 am

Wowee, those socks sound wonderful! Friends..the spice of the good life. 😉

I’m glad your man is doing better. 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 02.25.09 @ 4:43 am

Oh, Don – I may have to repeat this one, just for the “groan value”! So glad Richard is better and that you and Sam are be-Jasmined! Healthier families, wonderfule freinds, beautiful flowers, and handknit socks – It just don’t get any better! Prayers continuing…Debra

Comment by debra 02.25.09 @ 5:35 am

Like others who came before me, I smile at the term beJasmined! Such a pretty name to be turned into an adjective!

Comment by LynnM 02.25.09 @ 5:49 am

Handknit Jasmin socks! Richard feeling better! Another Don groaner! What a good day.

I’m wearing handknit socks, too, today — it’s coooold up here in Cape Cod!

Thankful prayers today!

Comment by Pegi 02.25.09 @ 6:24 am

MRI, indeed! When our hospital first got one, everyone had to attend an in service, where we were told NO metal could go in the room with it. They related a story about a facility where the housekeeper just HAD to vacuum the room. The MRI tore it out of her hands, and the vacuum crashed into the MRI machine, knocking the MRI out of alignment, and putting it out of service for some time. Yipes! I had a vision of being in a death hug with the thing due to my underwire bra! LOL!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 02.25.09 @ 7:47 am

Be-Jasmined! I like it. A lot. But then, being Jasmin’s mother, I have gotten be-Jasmined in many different ways. I am always amazed, she turned out even better than I raised her. A
And thank you Alison for posting regularly, and keeping everyone updated. I talked to Sam yesterday, and he sends his love, too.

Comment by Gigi 02.25.09 @ 9:34 am

Dude! I’m an adjective!

Thank *you* for giving my neglected socks a loving home. 🙂

Comment by Jasmin 02.25.09 @ 10:14 am

Glad to hear that Richard is better! Now how about a picture of those socks?

Comment by Eileen 02.25.09 @ 11:45 am

Pretty pictures. Glad Richard felt well enough to venture out, and VERY glad he was wise enough to come home when he peetered out. You’re such a giver!

Comment by Channon 02.25.09 @ 11:48 am

Socks? Were you talking about socks? Sorry, I was distracted by the gorgeous flowers…

Comment by Carol 02.25.09 @ 1:54 pm

You are loved honey and for a very good reason.

Yah! Richard is doing better.

NO PLAYING WITH GIANT MAGNETS while one has staples in one’s body. Silly girl. 😉

Comment by Tiny Tyrant 02.25.09 @ 2:04 pm

Enjoy your Jasmine goodness and warmth! Glad to hear Richard is improving, I passed a kidney stone a while back without any warning, not fun.

Comment by Alicia 02.25.09 @ 3:03 pm

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