I know some of my friends who are stalking me online today must be asking — what’s she doing online this time of day? Shouldn’t she be at work? Welp, today I’m at home. At home finally being able to relax after medical tests and the like yesterday, plus follow-up and appointment setting today.
See what had happened was — around this time six years ago, I was getting prepped for surgery (taking place in Sept 05) to get rid of thyroid cancer. Every year after that, part of my life became a series of medication, purging from radiation, sonograms, checkups, blood tests, fine point needle biopsies and full-body scans. Six years later (thank God Almighty) I’m still here. But every year, I go through testing to make sure I don’t have a recurrence or occurrence in any new areas of my body. Yesterday began what I like to call “Part 1” of the testing etc; today’s for making follow-up appointments and arrangements for my sonogram and recuperating from the copious amounts of blood drawn yesterday. But all that is not the point of this post. No ma’am.
This post is a happy post because despite the difficulties that cancer brings and leaves in a person’s life, I’m in a good place right now. Getting here was hard fought so it’s going to be well celebrated. And a helluva celebration it is today!!!!!!! 😀 With nothing better than YARN!!!!!!!!!!! — insert me running around my house screaming and going on like this
Earlier this week, my knitting bug started to come back and I was inspired to test my fortitude and look for a semi long term piece that was more challenging and bigger than any I’d previously tackled. I found it and decided to jump in without a life jacket before I chickened out and went back to knitting yet another scarf. 🙄 I didn’t have enough yarn for the project so that meant — say it with me — YARN SHOPPING!!!!! Oh the glorious delight!!!!! 😀
After ordering from WEBS on Sunday past, I got busy for my week and totally forgot to check the status of the order. Surprise, surprise I got today when my door-bell rang and a very pleasant postal worker asked me my name. YESSSSSSS!!!!!!
I opened my package to find my scrumptious yarn … more beautiful in person than on the website. Yarnophites (yes my own made up word) — take a gander!!!!! 😀
Now I get it. Some of my non yarny friends don’t get how I could be typically so logical and stoic but melt and become all high pitched and squealy over yarn. They don’t get it!!!! But that’s okay … I love you guys anyway. 😛 But … before any of you call me, come to my house or text me that I have too many skeins of yarn …. see my response below 😛 Just change the word “you” to “yarn”. 😀