Monday, December 29, 2008

Wow, I got the coughing cr*p for Christmas!

When I went to bed on Christmas Eve I felt okay. Really really tired, but okay. Six hours later I got up with a nagging dry cough. I coughed all day on and off. No drainage, no gunk, just coughing and general malaise. Friday morning I couldn't talk and my throat felt like I'd swallowed glass. Plus the cough, of course. I felt absolutely rotten, my temp was going up, and the doctor was closed. :o(

Over the weekend it escalated. Saturday: disappearing voice, glass throat, runny nose, and fairly constant coughing that rarely produced anything (and nothing bigger than my fingernail). Oh, and my ear started aching a bit too. Just so much fun. ;p Sunday: all of the above, plus massive coughing fits that wouldn't let me sleep in any position until I'd run into the bathroom and spat huge amounts of saliva (not much gunk, just saliva) into the toilet. I felt like I was going to throw up, but nothing came. However, the throat pain did ease off a bit, except when I coughed it raw.

This morning I saw the doc. Diagnosis: my second bacterial infection in a month. Lovely. The only good thing was that he gave me samples of a once-a-day high-powered antibiotic. I think I've had this one before, and it was not cheap, so that helps. I suddenly seem to remember I didn't like this stuff, but who knows. Anyway, I've taken one dose and think I feel a little better. A very little.

Oh, and my temp at the doctor's? A whopping 97.8 Yep, just a roaring fever there.

With any luck I'll feel like working on Wednesday. So far I've lost three days' pay to this crap; I can't afford to lose any more.

Soooo, what did you get for Christmas?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

I haven't taken any pictures of this year's tree yet, so here's one from a few years ago. It was the second Christmas that I had my digital camera. Notice the gift on the right, stylishly wrapped in a Container Store bag.

This year Christmas is at our house, after two years at my sister's in Ft. Worth. Hosting a holiday dinner has its good and bad points. Bad -- having to cook and clean up (especially cleaning up the house beforehand!). Good -- you don't have to drive home when you're tired and stuffed to the gills. :o)

Late tonight I have to put out the stockings on the livingroom furniture so one or more of Santa's helpers can fill them. This particular elf didn't have a chance to get much this year, so I hope the other elves who live here did better.

Merry Christmas to all!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

My latest creation -- manly man-sized micromitts

Yesterday I finished my first pair of "manly man-sized" micromitts, as suggested to me by SurrenderDorothy, aka HerRoyalMajestyBags.

They are 1" longer and wider than my regular micromitts, to accomodate the larger hands of most men. I listed them late last night after I got home from work and posted the link in a few threads on Etsy.

Tonight when I got online after dinner, I got a note
to say that they'd been sold! Yippeeeeee! Not only that, they went to a friend. :o)

I finished another pair today, but haven't had time to do photos yet. Maybe tomorrow. :-o)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Somebody save the cashews!

I love cashews. I mean, I LOVE them. So much so that I haven't bought any in years because I can't keep my hands off them and they're a lot worse for you than peanuts (which I also love, especially the roasted in the shell kind).

Today I bought a jar, and within an hour of opening it the jar was 1/3 gone. I started by picking out all the broken pieces, and then graduated to wholesale munching. Now it's half gone, and even though I put the lid on I can still hear the cashews' siren song:


I think it's time for a cashew intervention. LOL


I woke up this morning feeling fairly rotten. And I'm sure at least part of that is due to eating 6 ounces of cashews yesterday. :o)

Soooo, I've put the cashews out of sight for the time being. Hopefully, I won't forget where I stashed them!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Micromitts are Hot!

Since my last post I've sold the mitts/heartpads special order, the custom mitts, and two more pairs!

Yoboseiyo of Etsy ordered this set for a friend. The heartpads each reverse to the other fabric.

Another customer wanted a set in black, white, and red, and this is what I came up with. She loves them. :o)

One of my first pairs sold -- the Aqua Dotty mitts. Unfortunately, I don't have any more of this fabric. :o(

And Tuesday night I listed these Star of David mitts, and someone snapped them up within an hour or so!

I listed 3 more pairs of holiday mitts last night, and I have 3 pairs of "manly man-sized" mitts to cut out and assemble tomorrow so I can list them Saturday. They're about 1" wider and 1/2--1" longer than my regular mitts -- great for guys who survive by nuking takeout. ;P

Thursday, December 4, 2008

3 sales in 2 days!!!!

This has been my best week ever here on
Friday afternoon my Autumn Leaves micromitts were snapped
up by the first person to view them.

Saturday a friend bagged the Golden Leaves mitts and a baby blanket.

And on Sunday morning another friend purchased her special order, two matching pairs of mitts for her and a friend.

I'm also working on three commissions -- mitts and heartpads for an Etsy friend, and two local embroidery orders -- and I have another Etsy commission to accept for more mitts!

So far I've sold 8 pairs of micromitts on Etsy, and 4 pairs locally (plus the two orders!). Looks like I've found a previously unfilled need with my marvelous micro mitts. :o)