where i’ve been, where i am and where i’ll be, part 1


Where I’ve been:

There are so many reasons I’ve been blog-absent for so long.  I can’t believe I thought that being home for 8 weeks would make me more post-prolific, and I’m sorry if I got anyone’s hopes up.  I’ve almost got my photos together and into Ravelry and Flickr, so I can have everything accessible to be able to blog “live”, as it were.

Now, where’ve I been and what have I been doing?

-I’ve been back to my surgeon.  He’s verified that the recently-fixed hernia is still closed, and healing quite nicely.  (Really, my scar could win a beauty contest!)  He still can’t find the new hernia but that’s just ‘cus there’s too much swelling, etc.  If he still can’t find it in September then I’ll go for a CT scan to find the sucker.

-I did a lot of playing with this guy:

and this guy

It sucked to not be able to lift them, but I could still look, and tickle, and get cuddles, so that was alright.

-I took photos of this

and this

so I could be able to show you progress after having nothing to do for the 8 weeks “off” but to knit.  (Ha!)

-I knit 2.5 pairs of socks, a baby sweater, the HABS doll prototype, designed and knit a shawl (1.5 times), finished a 26″ square cabled pillow cover and worked about 12 rounds in the next blue section of the Spidey blanket.  I also crocheted a pop culture figure for the 2nd time (though you haven’t even seen the first yet).

Sadly, I didn’t touch the Shoalwater Shawl (my honeymoon shawl).

-I had my midterm exam 2 weeks after the surgery.  Yannick got 70%.  I got 86%, doped on painkillers and wearing a nursing pillow to protect my stomach from leaning against the table.  🙂

-I spent more time with these guys

and worked my way up to being able to walk to the park.

Man hands!

-I took Henri back to the neurologist a few times, weaned him off his meds (that weren’t doing anything) and underwent more blood tests and an xray as we still try to diagnose him.  No luck yet.

-I baked and decorated 3 different, funky cakes; two with the help of my sister.  I also made a cool “treat” that was a big hit.

-I submitted to 2 different online knitting magazines.  I’ve heard back from one so far, and have been accepted.  Woo hoo!  (Though the pattern is due 2 weeks after my final exam- YIKES!

-I slept, a lot.  I did not read any of your blogs.  I’m sorry, and I plan to catch up.


Author: Jennifer Lori

Punny dork who makes stuff.

5 thoughts on “where i’ve been, where i am and where i’ll be, part 1

  1. What a fabulous update. I regret that I’ve been so remiss in emailing. So very very.
    Glad that your hernia is a new one? I’m not sure that’s the right thing to say – obviously, it would be better if there were no hernia, but I”m thinking that the various attentions the old hernia got makes it a touchy area to work in… – here’s hoping the new one resolves quickly….and since a comment should not be turned into a full email, I’ll force myself to conclude, for now, with WHICH MAGAZINE? Can you tell us? You’ll shout it from the rooftops when it comes out, right? 🙂 (and I’m sorry you’re still waiting for answers for Henri. Sending best thoughts/wishes/prayers your way)


  2. Cute pics of the boys! I’m amazed that you actually looked at spidey – I though he was in time-out. You didn’t mention the sweater we’re pseudo-a-longing….

    Glad you’re back!


  3. I think Kate pretty much nailed it! Don’t worry about not posting, silly billy. Priorities, we know the drill. Just know that all your besties are still here, patiently waiting for you to be able to come back to this space 🙂


  4. I’m glad you are feeling better. Sometimes other things take priorities over mass communications 🙂 your boys are lovely! xo


  5. Love the pics of the boys! Too cute. Great job on your 86%!

    Hopefully you can rectify the hernia situation. How long does it usually take for the swelling to go down?


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