in time for the olympics

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I just noticed that it’s been 3 months, to the day, since my last post.

Huh.  Didn’t mean for that to happen.

I don’t tend to enjoy summary posts, because they’re long and unnecessarily detailed, but I really can get away with just a bit here, because not very much happened.

I had my final exam, and passed (yay) and passed the year (yay) with a quite respectable 89%.  Year 2 of this program (but our year 4 overall) starts in September, and we’ve got the summer off from studying (big yay).

I had my surgery at the beginning of May.  They did find the hernia (yay) and the reason for all the pain I’ve been having (yay) but when sewing in a mesh, my doc accidentally nicked an artery (boo).  They had to pull out the laparoscopic tools and do an open incision to fix it, so instead of leaving the hospital a few hours after day surgery, I was admitted and got to go home about 4 days later.

I’d planned to wade through all the games on my phone, while home recouperating.  I’d planned to read all 4000+ unread posts in my Reader.  I’d planned to finish Henri’s Spidey blanket, and my Linden, and Flugel, and Jakob’s Toothless, and a shawl for a friend, and my May/June socks, and a few more pairs of socks (y’know, ‘cus they’re fast), and then maybe the sock yarn blankies, and ooh what could I knit for myself after that?  I’d planned to read the books that have been stacked on my night table for a few years now.

I shouldn’t have planned.  I did nothing.

I did *almost* nothing.  Once I was home from the hospital I did rush to finish Toothless, so it would be ready for Jakob’s actual birthday.  And I did knit a shawl for a friend’s birthday.  And then I…mentally checked out.
For 6 weeks I didn’t do ANYTHING.  I didn’t knit (much…the May/June socks were knit between June 28-July 2), I didn’t read (much…except the 50 Shades trilogy, one of Chelsea Handler’s books & am now into Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), I didn’t watch tv (much…I skipped everything I taped ‘cus I couldn’t focus, and just left Much Music or TLC or Discovery on in the background).
I played on my phone, but not much.  I ate a bit, but not much.  I saw the boys & Yannick, but not much.
Things are mostly back to normal now.  I’m back at work, mostly recovered (though still a bit sore and trying to watch the heavy lifting), I have my knitting mental mojo back, though many nights it just sits next to me on the couch, and I’m eager to get into the Knitting Olympics and seeing if the nightly habit will get me fully back into the groove.
Jakob’s in soccer, so that keeps us out twice a week, and we’ve been doing a lot of swimming at my parents’ pool.  Yannick’s still busy as ever, and I’ve still got my nights free to sit and knit which hopefully means I’ll get my Olympic project done.

See that’s why I wanted to get this out of the way today.  I was thinking how tomorrow is the opening ceremonies, and how I need to wind my yarn, etc, maybe swatch, and how I’ll post a daily progress shot…and then I thought…”post“?  Oh…I’ve been forgetting to do that!  D’oh!

I have pics of all the outstanding projects, but I’ll save them for after the Olympics when I run out of things to post about.  I’m not going to play on Ravelry ‘cus I don’t have the focus to even look into what that means, but I will be working on my project at home, watching.

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Author: Jennifer Lori

maker, baker, cake decorator, mother, wife, partner, friend, gamer, reader, nerd, dork, geek, nail polish addict (not necessarily in order of importance)

5 thoughts on “in time for the olympics

  1. Congrats on doing so well with your studies! So glad you are back, and the hernia is finally repaired. It takes a long time to get back to normal after surgery. I’m positive anesthesia has long-term effects on the brain. After my back surgery, it was months before I could concentrate enough to read or knit, or do anything at all that required anything but the most basic of brain functions!

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  2. Cant wait to see what you knit for the Olympics!

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  3. Hernia can be best remedied through surgery. Hernia can be also hereditary and there is not much you can do about it. *,’`;

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  4. My whole family got really sick with viral conjunctivitis for about a month (hubby and RJ missed 3 weeks of school/work), so I completely checked out myself. I’m so glad you are better, and I totally understand feeling like you need to just do the bare minimum for awhile. I am leaving work now to fool around at the craft store and get some fabric. 😉

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  5. Oh, forgot to say congrats for doing so well in your studies! I’m really impressed with how well you did, especially with so much else going on in your life..

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