Thursday, February 9, 2012

Good Things

It is easy to get a bit down in the dumps when there are setbacks or when you are hoping things will be better soon and soon can't quite get here fast enough. This week started out that way. I had hoped I'd be walking without crutches after my doctor's appointment on Monday and the reality was no way. Probably another few weeks, but it really just depended on my knee. I was bummed. I'll be honest, I cried. Not right there in the doctor's office, but as soon as I got in the car.

Fortunately, God has a way of showing you the bright side or that open window right when you need to see it. Crutches for a few more weeks isn't the end of the world. And if it means I'll be back on track to being healthier then it is worth it. And more time for knitting. I started focusing on the good things. Monday I could not have imagined walking at all anytime soon without a lot of pain and hobbling. Today I was able to hobble a bit without pain. I'm definitely getting better and just need to give my knee more time to heal.

I know when I'm not having the best of weeks it is hard for me to blog. I like this space to be a bit bright and happy and filled with yarny goodness. And really, it is only knee surgery. It could be worse. I know that.

Feeling like I've turned the corner a bit on this bummer of a week, I thought I would share some good things.

1. Downton Abbey. I know I've gushed about it before, but Tuesday the Season 2 DVD that I had preordered months ago showed up in the mail! Considering the season hasn't ended airing here in the US means I have 4-5 hours of new wonderful episodes that I could watch back to back without having to wait until next Sunday. Worth the $17. Seriously worth it. I promised my sister I won't watch it over and over so that when she watches it this weekend with me I won't have everything memorized. Trust me, it was hard not to rewatch it last night or tonight.

2. Sisters. I'm so blessed to have my sister and sister-in-law in my life. I love them both. And my sister's wedding isn't too far away (July), so lots of planning is happening and I'm getting excited for her!

3. Plucky Knitter Yarn arrived at my house on Wednesday. That was a good mail day.

4. Sunny days. It is February and it usually rains. I was a bit worried about rain and crutches, but I've been fortunate to not have to go out on the few times it has rained while I've been on crutches.

5. Doggies. I love my two doggies beyond words. Lots of time in bed resting my leg has meant lots of extra doggie snuggles :) They really do sleep practically all day?!!?

6. Bates and Anna. Oh wait, still gushing about Dowton Abbey.

7. Casting on new projects. My notes, swatches, needles, yarn, everything is ready for casting on a new design for tomorrow.

8. I cooked tonight. Not a big deal, but I tried two new recipes tonight. I love to cook, but I've fallen out of the habit of cooking new recipes. I tried Smitten Kitchen's Buttermilk Chicken (delish!) and mustard roasted potatoes tonight (very delish!). And there are leftovers....even better!!!

9. Birthday week begins. Dad's birthday was today, mine is Saturday, my sister's is next week. Throw Valentine's day in there too. I pretty much heart everything about February. We finish off February with Stitches West. Seriously?!

10. Birthday cake! Red velvet birthday cake.

See, lots of good things to be grateful for. What good things do you guys have to share? You know I'd love to hear.

And one more good thing....Happy Friday!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


dianne said...

Happy Birthday tomorrow my dear friend! The great thing happening in my life right now is that my sister is in labor as I type. My niece Morgan should be born sometime today :-) Happy times! (and it's birthday week in my family too. Morgan should be today, my oldest son is the 14th, my brother the 15th and my nephew Tyler the 16th)

Zonda said...

Ugh! Darned iPad! Anyhow, hang in there! I'm sure it's rough, but hoping you can ditch them soon!

Can't wait to see how things end up & may need ro get those DVDs too,

I'm thankful this week for flying knitting fingers! ;) now I want to knit something with bulky yarn lol!

Happy early Birthday! What a week of celebrations!

Unknown said...

Hang in there, Carrie! It will get better. Good things in my life are new yarn and seeing friends this weekend. Always a good time... happy knitting!

Cheryl S./sdbrncacherry said...

LALALALALA I didn't see that spoiler LALALALALALA I'm only on ep 4 of season 1, hehe.

Prairie Spirits said...

Happy Birthday! I love red velvet cake - that is a good choice for February celebrations.

I'm thankful for:
- a warm house on a bitterly cold night
- a husband who loves me
-children who are getting their adult lives together
- two grandsons!
- wool socks, hats, and mittens
-ability and time to buy yarn and knit knit knit!
-Masterpiece Theatre

Neuroknitter said...

Happy almost birthday!!! I hope you have a fabulous celebration of you on your special day, and that the next year brings you good health, happy knees and all the things that make you smile!! xoxo

I'm thankful for the arrival of Friday, take out pizza, and kitties to cuddle with while watching streaming videos and knitting!!! And yes, Downton Abbey is in the queue!! :) :)

SpinningLara said...

Happy Early Birthday Carrie! :) I hope you are feeling better soon!

Audry said...

A happy early birthday to you. As we all know, the best people have February birthdays.