Day by day
Monday February 13th 2012, 11:44 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit

Sam’s counts went up slightly. They’ll keep close tabs, but we definitely like the start of that trajectory.

Still, the bills got paid, the house got cleaner: I had to accomplish busy things. I had a hard time sitting myself down to just go calmly knit like I wanted to in anticipation of Stitches West. (Speaking of which, if you’re going, you might want to look at the Rav link here for the market-admission coupon via the folks at Webs, with thanks to them and to Janice Kang for the heads-up.)

Richard wasn’t feeling well today and didn’t go in to work, till about dinnertime, when he really had to run a quick errand to the office but didn’t feel up to driving.

Hey, he’s ferried me enough places when I needed it. So I grabbed a baby hat project that I hadn’t been able to make progress on, just in case it wasn’t quite as fast an in-and-out trip as he was anticipating.

Two hours of having my feet propped up in his office and my yarn on the floor, wondering what I would do should I finish while not having enough yarn to start something new, he made good progress too. It felt good. He made me a romantic mug of instant but not too sweet oatmeal in an official (Company X) logo’d mug with a plastic spoon: warm and soothing and somehow ridiculously perfect.

I didn’t run out of yarn nor project.  The hat just needs the decreasing at the top.

Dinner was ready when we walked back in the door.

Happy almost-Valentine’s, sweetie.

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A cup of warmth sounds very romantic. I hope he is feeling better and you two enjoy a happy-plus-more-good-news Valentine’s day.

Comment by DebbieR 02.14.12 @ 12:14 am

Praying for good health to come your family’s way. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Comment by Jody 02.14.12 @ 6:09 am

I hope he’s feeling better this morning. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Comment by Channon 02.14.12 @ 7:30 am

Happy Valentine’s Day, dear friend! Hope your family is on the mend this morning. My prayers are with you today.

Comment by Pegi 02.14.12 @ 8:13 am

sweet! it isn’t about the “what” it’s about the love behind it

hope you are both feeling well today and that Sam continues to improve

Happy Valentine’s Day

Comment by Bev 02.14.12 @ 8:24 am

I hope you will all feel better today than you did yesterday, and that Sam’s blood producing cells can get with the program!

Comment by LauraN 02.14.12 @ 8:31 am

Looks like you and Richard are (have been all along) following one of the 2012 ‘Tips’ about having one another’s back. Prayers for good health for you, Richard, Sam, anyone else …

Comment by Don Meyer 02.14.12 @ 10:15 am

It’s funny how as you and your relationship age, the most romantic gestures are not the big ones that impressed you when you were younger, but the little things that show your lover “gets” you. The most romantic gift my husband every gave me was an unabridged dictionary. My kids roll their eyes, but I cherish that far more than the beautiful diamond and emerald earrings he gave me for our wedding, which were later stolen. The dictionary said he understood what makes me tick, which is really why we’re still together. Plus he needs someone to laugh at his awful jokes. That’s me, professional straight woman, aka “wife.”

Comment by shadylady1216 02.14.12 @ 11:25 am

Higher counts and instant oatmeal–the things that can make us smile.
Sending more good thoughts to you this Valentine’s Day.

Comment by LynnM 02.14.12 @ 11:59 am

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