"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Miscellany

I know I saw that title somewhere recently but I can't remember where to give credit where credit is due...sorry.

Welcome, welcome to all my old friends and to any new ones I may make during ICLW. I'm going to do my very best to have a great week commenting and visiting a bunch of blogs but my best intentions seem to get derailed lately. So, to kick off ICLW, here's a bunch of random stuff (Sorry, my brain is still too addled by germs and the time of night for much else).

I am still sick...boooo hiiiisssssss. I have a lingering cough that I just can NOT shake.  What makes this all the more frustrating is that next weekend I am suppose to go camping with Joey and his cub scout den. I really need to be well before then.

I stuck with it and finished The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman. This was the book I mentioned on Friday that I was having trouble focusing on because by chapter 5 I figured out who the bad guy was and another major plot twist. I am really glad I stuck with it because there was so much more going on in that book than I had realized.  It was definitely worth reading and I may have to look up some of the author's other books.

I've been being all crafty and stuff lately. For those of you who hang around a lot, I know I promised you pictures of Sheila's quilt but I've been having camera issues (as in it is still MIA) but she's going to email me some pics so I can share the splendor she is creating. Also, I made a Pi necklace...the one with the beads not the numbers. I'm going to have to make at least two more because my mom wants one and Joey wants one too. Also, do y'all remember my post about the adult themed crochet designs? Well, a dear friend requested a Beanis (the first crocheted item in the post) in the most inappropriate colors I could think of. I just finished her Beanis the 18 inch Penis and it has a bright red head, a blue/red shaft, and balls in varying shades of blue. She says she's going to display it in her china cabinet. And, I am crocheting a fabulous pair of gloves. It kind of sucks that I'll have to wait until next winter to wear them but it gives me time to get the design to work correctly.

I'd also like to ask for continued prayers for the family friend with pancreatic cancer...only, now we are back to not knowing if it's cancer or not. The doctor's at Duke couldn't decide if it was but wanted to start her on chemo and radiation just in case (because pancreatic cancer is such a bitch to treat). Well, that logic didn't sit well with her and she went off to Johns Hopkins for a consult with the two top pancreatic cancer specialist. Well, even they couldn't decide if it was cancer from the scans (and they even called in a whole team of specialists) so she is going up to Johns Hopkins this week to have a biopsy done. Evidently, there are a multitude (I think they said 11) of variations on pancreatic cancer and they all require their own specialized approach to treatment. So, hopefully the biopsy will not only tell them if the two masses on her pancreas are cancerous or not but, if they are, which variation needs to be treated.

On a lighter note, I am hosting a uPrinting giveaway of 100 custom printed postcards. Please enter.

Also, if you like to read, check out the info about my 2011 Book Challenge and, if it sounds interesting, click on the sign up page tab under my header. The more, the merrier.


DaisyGal said...

Morning!!!!! You r a very busy bee these days. I love it. Are we friends on Goodreads yet? I am still on 5 books of the 50 I hope to read this year. I hope u are feeling better soon...I know feeling icky is just not fun...sending "well wishes".

Love u...so glad that ur life is so full right now. Xo

Jen said...

after reading that, I think I need to go back to bed...you made me tired. told ya that book had a couple twists. we have the cough hanging around here as well, and it sucks.

justine said...

prayers for your friend ...

I love your necklace! Reaing all you've been up to makes me feel like a total slug! Happy ICLW ...

Kira said...

LOL! I can't imagine actually displaying that in my china cabinet... but I know someone who would (My step mom, is that weird??)

Heidi Smith Luedtke -- LeadingMama said...

Happy ICLW! Those adult crochet items were so fun!!! Loved the miscellany. Thanks for the smiles.

Anonymous said...

That is definitely a righteous necklace! Love it!
And why aren't you feeling better yet? :-( boo! It's been like a week now, no? Get your butt to a doctor, lady!

Keiko said...

I'm so sorry you're sick. Sending you virtual get well vibes!

Happy ICLW,
~Keiko, Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed (ICLW #23)

Lavonne said...

Happy ICLW!! You sound like a busy girl!

-Lavonne @ *Our Wish*

AP said...

Hey lady! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the congrats. i'm flippin' terrified, but this is a good thing.

I hear you on biting off more than you can chew with a book. I just started Gone with the Wind. it's about 18,000 pages. Yikes!

happy iclw!