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Blizzard blogging February 12, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 2:33 pm

First off–thank you all so much for you kindness, understanding and support regarding my last post.  I think it helped just to put it out there and get it off my chest.  And the wisdom shared–invaluable.  I am still trying to catch up on emails.  Thank you.

Second, the knitting.  I have really been enjoying knitting on St. Brigid and finished the 4th repeat on the back last night.  Only 3 more to go–which means more than half done on the back, right?  My mom suggested the possibility of a correlation between knitting on St. Brigid and the Zoloft.  I did seem to quit around the time I increased my dosage.  I don’t memorize charts.  But I am finding I need only give a quick glance to make it through the charts.  I also started a Trekking sock–just a 2×2 rib as my hands were a bit tired from the cables.  I can’t say the sock is improving the hand discomfort but I will find something else to add to the queue.

Fingerless_gloves_from_mema We do have some FO’s in the house.  They arrived via post from Grandma.  Gracie was the very lucky recipient of some cute beaded fingerless gloves.  And I have a cute beaded bracelet.   My mom and I had both seen this lovely bracelet on Emma’s Birthday_and_stuff_011 blog.  And now I have one of my very own.  Here I am dishing up some chicken pot pie.  The kids love their initials on the pie crust.  If only Owen would eat chicken pot pie. 

Off to make cookies and hot chocolate with the kids.  Gratefully, Kevin is home and took them out in the snow.  I hate getting wet and cold.  But I sure don’t mind warm cookies. 

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February 8, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 8:37 am

I think I am depressed.  Just over a year ago, when the doctor found the lumps in my breasts–which turned out to be nothing–she put me on Zoloft.  I was freaking a little as my mom had left for Florida and the radiologist was backed up due to Breast Cancer Awareness month.  My doctor said go on Zoloft for 6 months and it can reset your serotonin something of other and you can be happy till you hit menopause.  (In no way shape or form did she say this–strictly my interpretation).  Around the six month mark I was still unhappy.  She has suggested counseling but I feel like this–meaning autism–is just something I have to live with and accept.  We decided on a 50% increase on the Zoloft.  Somehow it was a 100% increase and I became euphoric.  Honestly, nothing could get me down.  Arguments and annoyances with Kevin–whatever.  House aggravation…uh huh, yea what?  It was all okay. 

For the New Year I resolved to wean myself off of the Zoloft.  What was I thinking?  I mean Granny getting sick was the first thing but Owen’s birthday and the difficult feelings around that…I increased my dosage back up to the full.  But I haven’t gotten back to that euphoric state and I miss it.  I am strongly considering counseling again.  I am sleeping an awful lot.  But I did go to the gym twice this week…and I started on St. Brigid again and am thrilled that it is taking me less than 10 minutes a row.  About 8 or 7 on a purl row. 

Is this too much information to put out there?  Isn’t this supposed to be a knitting blog? 

 

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 8:37 am

I think I am depressed.  Just over a year ago, when the doctor found the lumps in my breasts–which turned out to be nothing–she put me on Zoloft.  I was freaking a little as my mom had left for Florida and the radiologist was backed up due to Breast Cancer Awareness month.  My doctor said go on Zoloft for 6 months and it can reset your serotonin something of other and you can be happy till you hit menopause.  (In no way shape or form did she say this–strictly my interpretation).  Around the six month mark I was still unhappy.  She has suggested counseling but I feel like this–meaning autism–is just something I have to live with and accept.  We decided on a 50% increase on the Zoloft.  Somehow it was a 100% increase and I became euphoric.  Honestly, nothing could get me down.  Arguments and annoyances with Kevin–whatever.  House aggravation…uh huh, yea what?  It was all okay. 

For the New Year I resolved to wean myself off of the Zoloft.  What was I thinking?  I mean Granny getting sick was the first thing but Owen’s birthday and the difficult feelings around that…I increased my dosage back up to the full.  But I haven’t gotten back to that euphoric state and I miss it.  I am strongly considering counseling again.  I am sleeping an awful lot.  But I did go to the gym twice this week…and I started on St. Brigid again and am thrilled that it is taking me less than 10 minutes a row.  About 8 or 7 on a purl row. 

Is this too much information to put out there?  Isn’t this supposed to be a knitting blog? 

 

I am not blogging, right? February 2, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 7:38 pm

How could I not after a fun day at work with Ann.  She claims that I cannot embellish the truth…but blood was spilled.  Granny’s daughter had to rush in the butterfly bandages and worker’s comp was discussed.  That Ann! 

I swear I spent more time today laughing and applying direct pressure than selling yarn.  It all started in the bathroom–when I made her clean it.  Just kidding!  But I thought Cara might enjoy the thought of it.  Ann actually cut her finger sprucing up the bathroom with ceramic figurines.  She’s such a nut but already well loved at the shop.  She is so freaking cheery.  Cleaning with her was fun though–I wish she’d come over my house and motivate me!  I even found a $30 credit with my mom’s name on it–from 1997!!  Finders Keepers, right?

Birthday_and_stuff_042_2 Tomorrow is Cameron’s 8th birthday party–actually his birthday is on Saturday.  We are having a 1/2 sleepover.  Pajamas and sleeping bag optional but pizza, movies, popcorn and cake, too, a MUST!  We did this for Gracie at this age and the kids had a great time!  Do you remember opening presents at parties–mine first!  These days they just go in a great big plastic bag and stuffed in the old minivan to be opened later.  Sigh.  The cake is not one of better attempts but Star Wars is not really my thing. 

Looking for a safe place to keep the cake–you know that Scooby…I remembered the cake dome dear Ann gave me for Christmas.Birthday_and_stuff_045   Must study spelling with Cam–he loves getting sprayed with water for every one he gets right!