Tuesday July 14th 2020, 10:59 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Knitting a Gift,Life

Pomegranate tree picture just because. It grows like a yarn barf ball that the cat got into.

Seaching for something at the back of the middle shelf of the freezer in the garage this evening, several things from the top fell down on my head. Because I had just put them back in wrong.

I tried not to do a small freak out.

Including half a dozen concussive-type events with actually getting knocked out, I’ve had twelve.

My friend Phyllis’s sister died in middle age after two concussions in fairly short succession. I am a little too aware of the possibilities.

Got dinner done, went to go check on a plant, and was both opening the slider and stepping through when the bottom caught, the top bounced way back, and it smacked me so hard on the ear that after I caught my breath I had to take out the one hearing aid to ask Richard if there was blood. I have these semi-hard things in my ears, y’know, and, yeah. Not that he could see, though, so, good.

Next thing you know I’m trying not to throw up. Richard had me go lie down awhile with his, I have no idea what you call it: an ice head belt? It’s black, it’s like fabric-pot fabric, it has pockets for ice packs, velcro hinge-type things to flip over and hold them in, and sideways velcro to hold the contraption around your head. Good for migraines.

The room was spinning. It’s been worse, but. I was quietly feeling like, don’t leave me. I didn’t actually ask. He stayed with me.

After about 40 minutes, I got up and watered the now-four-branches baby apricot and veggies out of sheer cussedness: those pots dry out fast and I’ve put too much into them not to now.

Then I typed all this out so I would be able to go back later and see what date this was.

And went, but you know? What I really want to do? Is to finish that stupid hat I keep not wanting to work on.

So I did. I sewed on the ears–in a solid line down the sides of the upper face this time. I worked in all those ends and I used them to cover up some of the mishmashed color changes as best as could be done, and-

–wow. Who knew. Sterling was right. That one is a lot cuter than the second try–or just different, but, it matches much better what he was hoping for and it’s a really relatable, cute face now.

I can’t wait to get it to him.

I’m going to let him be the one who’ll drive over here. I’m taking it easy for awhile.

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Oh my goodness! I hope you are ok! I thought for sure you were going to say you were going to the ER. Head injuries are scary. Looking forward to finished hat pics!

Comment by Susan 07.14.20 @ 11:44 pm

I have a friend named Alison. Could you please tell her to stop hurting herself!

Rest up. If you need anything, holler. (I have to go to Los Altos the 15th. For some unknown reason, I have 3 or 4 16” size 5 needles, but no size 4!)

Comment by Anne 07.15.20 @ 12:28 am

Oh dear, oh dear.I hope you are ok! That darn door.

The pomegranate is beautiful, though!

Comment by Pegi F 07.15.20 @ 5:54 am

Please take good (better) care of yourself!!!

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 07.15.20 @ 6:33 am

Do you not like your head? Do you not enjoy all it allows you to do in a day?

Please take care of yourself. And thank goodness for Richard!

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 07.15.20 @ 6:59 am

Now that I have a niece who lives not *too* far away from you I may have to take the drastic action I have threatened before.

Bubble wrap. ‘Nuff said.
Chris S

Comment by Chris S in Canada 07.15.20 @ 10:05 am

Gracious, please take it easy! I hope you’re feeling better today, but still, take it easy.

Comment by ccr in MA 07.15.20 @ 12:38 pm

OK, I’ll play mom. Please call the doc and check in. Feeling nauseous is just a bridge too far. If they say go lie down awhile, I’ll stop nagging.

Comment by twinsetellen 07.15.20 @ 2:56 pm

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