Holy sheep wool, Francis! I do remember how to knit!
I'm just about to the underarms using the Knitting Pure and Simple V-neck Tunic pattern. That's Stahl Woolle's Winter-Cotton in Brick. I bought it from Elann in May of 2004. Okay... so yea... it's an easy peasy pattern, but at least the ol' fingers are at it again. I gotta tell ya. It feels good. Kind of like an old friend.
I've also been baking up a storm for Christmas gifts. Here's one of the little baskets I put together (I also made various quick breads and piled it all on top of the wrapped package which is a Scrabble game):
I'd like to thank you all for all the comments about Daniel and the camp. We're fighting with our insurance company (who told us no, but help sponsor a program where kids of deployed parents get to go to summer camp) and looking for other funding possibilities. He's going no matter what. I've already sent in a large chunk of the bill. I'm so excited for him. This is an investment in his future and a chance for him to feel like he belongs.
I found out yesterday that I won't be running in Berlin in April. My foot had been hurting since before Athens. It about did me in during Athens. I went to a German doctor yesterday. He does all the big sports people here (which is funny because I am definitely NOT). Get this. It's not my foot. It's my CALF causing the problems. He said he was going to do a little therapy and open the calf so it could let out the acids. He went on to explain that my calf is causing my foot to fall wrong and that's why my foot hurts. Who knew. So I'm thinking, "Cool. I get a leg massage!" Wrong again. He pulled out a needle and I wanted to die. I told him I didn't like needles and he said, "Ah. It's only one." Great. So, today my calf and foot are killing me but he told me it would and that it was a good sign that it was getting rid of the acids. Okay then. We'll see if he was right when I go back in two weeks because I gotta tell you, doctor or not, it sounds a little weird to me.
Today is the first day of Christmas break for the boys. Yeah! I've been really busy at the school over the last couple of weeks running the book fair. It was very successful and we earned $1000 for the school! Yeah!! Not bad for a small school. I swore that was my last big volunteer gig... and then I said I wanted to do it again in April. I'll never learn.