Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Busy Week and Allergy Blues

Not much posting will be done this week and let me tell you why....

1) I have dress rehearsal for the concert I'm in Tuesday night and Wednesday night so two of my nights this week are shot. I'm going to be missing Lost on Wednesday which I'm slightly peeved about but as long as I can get someone to tape it, I'm sure it'll be fine.
2) The actual concert is on Friday night and another one on Sunday afternoon. There goes my social life for this weekend. "What about Saturday?" you ask.... well Saturday I'll be sleeping all day because I'll be wiped from this week!
3) Thursday night is Survivor night.... at least I'll be able to watch one of my shows and possible knit a little. I've been commissioned to make a scarf for a girl at work. She wants to give it to her sister for Christmas. It's turning out pretty well if I do say so myself!

I haven't even been knitting that much recently. I finished the mitten linings for my grandmother's mittens and then I was left with a bit of a problem. I had no other projects that I really felt inspired to start. So I started spinning some of the roving I got at Rhinebeck. It's gorgeous. I really love it. From a distance it looks like a purplely grey color but when you look closer you can see it also has green and pink and blue in it. I'll have to post a picture soon....(when I'm not busy....)

I have some very sad news. I went to the allergist last friday for the skin test. I shutter thinking about it. The scratch test wasn't so bad, but being pricked with about 22 needles was very bad. The nurse was very nice though. She tried to talked to me about my knitting to keep my mind of the fact that I was being jabbed so much. And the bad part is, in another week I have to go back for the other half of the needles.... that's right, they only pricked me with half of them!

So you think that's the bad part.... it's not. The bad part is we found out what I'm allergic to. I am allergic to dust mites. Ok fine, I can handle that, just get some allergen barriers for my bedding, and clean a little more often. If only that were the only thing I'm allergic to..... when they did the scratch test another thing came up itchy..... cats. I'm so unhappy about this. I'm keeping my cats though, I really can't bare to think of life without them. And besides the nasal spray they gave me seems to be working quite well. I've been feeling excellent actually.

Well, that's the news from my corner of the world. I'll try to post some picture soon. Stay tuned!


Lisa said...

Aw, that's so sad! I'm really glad to hear you're keeping your cats though, and that the nasal spray is working. The pricking tests sound terrible. Good luck with the second batch. Maybe Febreze Allergen Reducer would help... and changing your pillows frequently to keep the dust mites away. (Just my personal experience-based advice.) :)

Good luck finding knitting inspiration! I wish I had that problem... for me, it's too much I want to knit and not enough time.

Maureen said...

Sounds like you will be very busy this week. Sorry to hear about your allergies, glad the spray is working for you. I will be knitting and watching Survivor too. Did you see the Winter Knitty is up? Nothing jumped out at me except a cute earflap hat .

um said...

hey there, sorry about the allergy test results. isn't there some way that they can give you allergy shots to increase your immunity to the cats? i thought they could do that, or maybe i dreamed it up. at least your nasal spray is working, so it isn't as bad as it was a few weeks ago. take care this week with all of your concerts and rehearsals!