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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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9th-Oct-2012 02:47 pm
Yes yes I know I disappeared for a week, mea culpa. Let me sum up.

My utter collapse last Monday afternoon was probably due to a complex partial seizure... I pieced together the moments leading to me struggling up the stairs/to bed and they seem very post-ictal. Along with other factors. So. That probably happened.

(I hate it when no one's around when I have one because then I wonder if it really happened. But also I hate it when people *are* around because seizures are a scary thing for them to witness.)

Elayna came home sick Monday and was home sick Tuesday; Adam was home sick Wednesday. Thursday I lost to an interpersonal crisis (since resolved).

Friday my computer started flailing again. It is old (Apple does not make it anymore) and really needs to be replaced, and I really do not have the money for that! So Friday was a day of Judah working on my computer, trying several ways to save it, and concluding that yep, I could not continue with this computer. Temporary solution: Everything but my music is now on Adam's old-but-newer-than-mine laptop. To save space, the music is on my old laptop. So finally, once again, I can write without the terror that I would Lose All The Things.

Saturday we Cleaned All the Things! Very exciting! The downstairs living room is now actually presentable! Exclamation point! We celebrated by seeing Pitch Perfect, which we loved.

Sunday is mostly a blur. I got some knitting done. And had some terrifying moments when the needle tip kept popping off the cable. >.< Monday I had some sort of abdominal awfulness and spent the day dazed, ouchy, and nauseated...

...and that brings us up to today, when I woke up with the cold Elayna brought home last week.


So that's me.
9th-Oct-2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
As a result of everything ever, you may have missed the first wave of non-SDCC Jem dolls going to preorder. (If you have someone plotting a Christmas present for you, have them move quickly. Their best chances are Synergy, Jerrica and Rio -- Classic Jem sold out everywhere immediately.)
11th-Oct-2012 11:30 am (UTC)
Alas, no one has that big a budget for holiday shopping for me! :(
9th-Oct-2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
Aren't seizures a wonderful thing? I had a rash of them from the end of July til late August. One I had in the car, so I don't get to drive again until the end of January.

Glad to see you're still chugging along. *hugs*
11th-Oct-2012 11:30 am (UTC)
9th-Oct-2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
On the fear of losing all the things, take a look at DropBox.
10th-Oct-2012 02:37 am (UTC)
Minneapolis places for low-cost refurbished computers which might have analogs in your area: St. Vincent de Paul (Windows and Linux Mint.) Free Geek Twin Cities (Ubuntu Linux.)
10th-Oct-2012 11:32 am (UTC)
May things get better.
10th-Oct-2012 12:38 pm (UTC)
I just had to replace my 5-year-old MacBook because it was getting scary and the USB ports died and I got the spinny beach ball a lot. It's still running, uh, Leopard? 10.5, whatever cat that one was. So I decided to take the money from my savings account and buy a refurb MacBook Air from the Apple store (which are a pretty good deal, but still a non-trivial sum of money). I have plans to sell things (handmade things, books, CDs, other stuff in my house) and put those proceeds back into the hole in my savings.

I hope your cold gets better quickly.
10th-Oct-2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
Yikes! Sounds like it's been a rough week! Glad to hear you made it out the other side okay. (Or, at any, as okay as one can be with a cold.)

I'm glad to hear you loved Pitch Perfect - I've been watching all the clips online for it and can't wait to go see it. :-D
10th-Oct-2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
I hope you get better soon.

I am also a knitter and had a case of startitis the other day. Fortunately, I only started one thing (so far), but it ended up in me deciding that I needed to buy a set of Signature Needles. I suspect that there will be a cardigan started as soon as they arrive. Here's to hoping that that's the end to the startitis.
11th-Oct-2012 11:43 am (UTC)
I have Addi Natura Clicks, and they've always been fine, but this one damn needle tip - augh! It was nerve-wracking. They're sending a replacement.

I am fighting startitis myself. I've had three shawls on the needles for a month now - I had one in process that I didn't want to take to Florida to visit my dying grandmother, because I thought I'd finish it and have nothing for the plane ride back. So I started one that required attention on the plane and started one that I could knit while conversing with family on the ground.

Which, of course, left me with three partial shawls when I got back to MA.

And a burning desire to knit

1. All the sweaters, especially since I just took a sweater-knitting class
2. A big cozy worsted-weight shawl
3. Fingerless mitts, since I have been knitting for a few years now and have never managed to knit a pair for myself, and I get cold!

So I am petulant about finishing things already on the needles, because I want other things. Doesn't help that it's become autumn and everything on the needles is delicate and airy.

I've finished the zombie-knitting shawl and am working the (very big) border for the original shawl. (Which I'm pretty sure I screwed up a bit. Knitting while feverish.) I think that after I finish that I get to quick knit myself some mitts.

Edited at 2012-10-11 11:43 am (UTC)
11th-Oct-2012 03:52 pm (UTC)
I think the startitis has to do with the turning of the seasons. It's getting colder, so I want all the cardigans and shrugs and pretty things to wrap around my neck (I had to get you back for linking to patterns, one of which has now made it to my Ravelry favorites ^__^ ).

Well, that and that I have a shawl that I finished for a friend that I need to weave in eleventy billion ends for and I don't want to.

And you'd think I'd try to finish the sweaters that are only missing shoulders (but the instructions are so messed up I'll have to calculate everything for myself) and the other the sleeves. Oh no. Of course not.

So yeah, I totally get the petulant thing. I'm right there with you.
10th-Oct-2012 10:07 pm (UTC)
that's a no-fun week. i'm glad you liked pitch perfect - i really want to see it, but i never go to movie theaters, so the endorsement is nice.

i have a phone interview on friday for IBM in waltham, and an onsite interview in hanover, nh in ten days. wish me luck?
11th-Oct-2012 11:44 am (UTC)
*squee* All the luck! Are you flying into BOS for the NH interview? Have any time between the interview and your departure?
10th-Oct-2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the computer. I know how frustrating that can be, running on something they've expired when it's something wrong with the logic board. Time Machine all the things.
11th-Oct-2012 11:44 am (UTC)
*salute* Time Machine is 100% up to date. I get paranoid.
16th-Oct-2012 11:02 am (UTC)
Mine is, sadly, not. We really need to get a 3t drive to fit all our backup needs now. Or my icon might happen...
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