Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I think I'm going to make it.

Last Thursday I had surgery on my right sinus. After seeing this video on YouTube, I now fully understand why I've felt like I've been hit by a truck. Today was my first full day at work; yesterday was good until I started sneezing around noon and things started to really hurt. A little bonding time with my ice pack and the pug in the afernoon made things all better.

I really can't say enough good things about my Tri Dude this last week. He really has done a great job taking care of me. It probably helps that he can go for bike rides and run while I nap, but that needs to be done too. He even did a laundry marathon all day Sunday when it rained. I'm pretty lucky to have such an awesome husband.

The other man in my life, Chubbers, and I have definitely bonded over this whole experience too. He's even learned how to jump from the couch to the recliner super-pug style when it just seems too difficult to jump straight onto my lap from the floor.

Sadly, this last week has not produced as much knitting time as I had hoped it would. My third class is this Thursday, and I'm really enjoying everything I've learned thus far and hope I can drop my perfectionist ways enough to attempt to start a project without fear of screwing it up. I've found a few really cute patterns I'd like to try on the little ones in my life. This way I'll be all practiced up for my ultimate goal; the wool ear flap hat.

What a wild and crazy life I have.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Bachelorette Week

I went to my first opera on Wednesday night, The Barber of Seville. Anyone who grew up on Looney Tunes would recognize the overture to this as the Rabbit of Seville. I'm slightly surprised, but I really enjoyed going to the opera.

The tight ass in me really appreciated it also as they were offering subscriptions to the MN Opera for 50% of their already discounted price. So for next season, I have tickets to The Pearl Fisher, La boheme (the inspiration for RENT), and Salome, where along with prepaid parking all three tickets my total cost was about $180. So for essentially the same price as the one ticket I already wanted for La boheme, I got three tickets, and these are much better seats than the $20 ticket I purchased to see The Barber!

This weekend, I scrap, get my rear in gear, and celebrate my favorite nephew's second birthday. I can say he's my favorite because he's my only one.

My Tri Dude is running a half marathon tomorrow; had he told me the correct weekend, I'd be there taking pictures, but alas, I scrap.