I’ve decided not to apologize for the lateness of my weekly posts (or for the lack of any other kind of post) until the middle of November. Planning, organizing, and executing The Big Read has really intruded into my own personal time (witness the total lack of updating over at Prairie Doula, which might also have something to do with me not wanting to see that particular picture of me ever again in my whole life), and I’m just going to go with it. Life happens.
This past week I had my surgery, and while I was out of it (and, oddly, dreaming about my grandma’s house) the surgeon came out to the waiting room to tell NinjaHusband that everything went really well, all my bits are healthy and harbor no lurking parasites, and handed him a bunch of pictures of my insides. Whut. Seriously. And to include you all in the fun, I’m posting a picture I took of one of the pictures of my insides. Aren’t you very excited!? Of course you are! But to shield those who don’t want to see inside bits (there’s no blood, but it’s pink and kind of wriggly looking), Friday’s picture is posted behind the jump. You’re welcome.
Portrait of a cat at the end of a day with no other pictures. She’s on the footrest of our comfy recliner, which NinjaHusband so thoughtfully leaves in the “up” position for her, even when he himself gets out of the chair. I am not so generous and have no problem gently dumping the cat onto the floor when I get out of the chair. Miyagi is becoming better friends with NinjaHusband because of this.
Tuesday was a beautiful sunny day and this is the tree at the end of our driveway/court/horseshoe-shaped paved area. I think I like autumn light the best for pictures, especially of trees.
On Wednesday night I stopped over at Samantha’s for a while to help wrangle the 2-year-old Miss Zara so Sam could have some time with baby Clive. He looks so enchanted by your nose (or maybe your eyebrows?), Samantha. It’s cracking me up.
I actually didn’t take a good picture on Thursday (I took one, but it was of my hospital gown and it’s completely uninteresting). I got in to the hospital’s day surgery staging area, and decided to start on a SUPERSECRET KNITTING PROJECT to calm me down (it’s 100% garterstitch). NinjaHusband took this picture and told me I had a weird look on my face. It was probably all the fear and the desire to run screaming from the room that he saw. Anyway, I was able to cast on and knit 30 stitches before they put the IV needle thing in my hand and I couldn’t knit any more. That really didn’t help my nerves, so N and I played the alphabet game (someone chooses a theme/topic, such as “nautical terms” and you run down the alphabet listing stuff that falls into the category. It’s harder and more brain-consuming than it seems) till they wheeled me away.
(Looking for Friday’s picture? It’s behind the jump, at the bottom)
After spending most of Friday on the couch, sleeping and watching semi-interesting movies, my Mom came to visit on Saturday and we went on a walk around the neighborhood. I hadn’t been out of the house since Thursday, and it felt really nice to walk (slowly!) around and see the trees all beautiful and colorful.
For those who won’t click on the jump to see my beautiful insides, here is a bonus picture from our walk on Saturday.
Miyagi has such a low opinion of me. Again, this was a last-minute portrait of the cat with scarf. Scarf was a gift from my friend Carin, who knits awesome things and is kind enough to share some of them with me. I thought the pink looked great on the grey cat.
And now, for the strong of heart…
My insides. The white thing just left of center is my ovary, and the pink wriggly looking things are possibly ligaments or fallopian tubes. I don’t know, I don’t really deal with these things in an up-close kind of way. But seeing them from this perspective is totally interesting and awesome.