OK, I know
it's a good idea... but the timing was just off. I'm hosting an "After Christmas" party for my husband's extended family on Jan. 12. Just one week away. The invitations promised beer pong. How can I host a function with beer pong if I'm not drinking and smoking?
My husband told me to just throw caution to the wind and drink and smoke for the day. If I'm stressing more over the not smoking rather than how my house looks or what in the hell kind of meat am I going to cook... I apparently need to allow myself that one day. I was surprised he offered me this, but it did take all the stress of the event away knowing that just for the day, if I go a bit crazy, no one will think less of me if I light up.
BUT ONLY FOR THAT ONE DAY!!!
Look what I woke up with the other morning.
I know it's a bit dark, but you see it, don't you? My lip is so swollen and dry from this stupid fever blister. How am I supposed to feel good about myself when this yellow crusty blistery scab is resting in the dead center of my lip? Here's hoping it's gone by Monday morning when school starts again.
One good thing has happened since I quit smoking. I've taken up knitting again. I never thought I would like knitting, and I used to laugh at my sister for days when she would visit with her insanely large knitting basket. But she somehow taught me the basic knit stitch, and through research, I've taught myself more, but there is still so much more to learn. My goal is to make an Irish fisherman's sweater. I'll probably be 80 when that happens.
Anyway, I decided to start back slowly... nothing too difficult. It is very cold in my house, and my shoulders were cold on this particular night (god, I sound old). I decided I wanted a long wrap... something stylish that I can wear in public, and something warm and soft to wrap up in at home. So I found a soft yarn and a pattern that uses just knit and purl. The result is a very loose rib that may be hard to see in the picture.
Here is what I have so far. It is around three feet long so far, and I'm not sure how wide it is going to be since it's crammed on a needle. I am assuming it will be two feet wide.
And here is a detail picture; although, the detail is kind of hard to see. But you can make out the color and how soft it looks.
When it's finally done, I'll take a pic of myself wearing it.
It has been a very slow start into the new year. Part of that is due to my insane idea that quitting ciggies was a good idea.