Can I Have a Do-Over?

This morning I woke up bright and early all ready to cast on for my Camp Loopy project.  It sometimes takes me a couple of tries to get started so I had started and ripped several times and was finally on a roll.

Then I remembered that last night I had stuck a Dr. Pepper in the freezer and forgot about it.  Sure enough . . it had exploded and made a huge mess.  The freezer needed to be cleaned out anyway.

Got the freezer nice and clean and sat down to knit again.

Chad is so sick with tonsillitis and is probably going to have to have his tonsils out.  He had an appointment with the ENT on the Tuesday after the tornado in Joplin (the ENT is in Joplin) so we had to re-schedule that for yesterday which worked out for us because Chad got sick with tonsillitis again on Monday.  The doctor gave him a Z-pack and he started that yesterday afternoon but is still running fever.  By this afternoon he should be starting to feel better.

But, just as I got my knitting going, I heard him downstairs being sick.  Aren’t you glad I didn’t take pictures for the blog?  🙂   He was careful to eat before taking the antibiotics and when he came in from work last night, he ate a snack to have something on his stomach but I think he’s taking Tylenol on an empty stomach — he’s having such a hard time keeping the fever down.  Chad said he was sick because of sinus drainage so he called the doctor here and he suggested he take Claritin but I wanted him to eat before taking anything else so I fixed pancakes.  He wanted something soft and requested the pancakes.

In the process of making the pancakes I didn’t realize a glass was in the kitchen sink and when I dropped the pancake batter bowl in the sink, I broke Vince’s favorite glass — the one from Sweet Water Brewing in Atlanta.  He’s not going to be happy but I figure . . it was an accident and that’s one less thing to move!

So now . . it’s 10:30 and I haven’t even had a shower.  With the way my morning is going . . I’m almost afraid to do anything else but I must get my shower, get the house back in showroom condition in case the realtor calls (which isn’t happening much!) and then I’m going to sit and knit.  That’s the plan anyway!


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    Oh My, Poor Chad! I hope the pancakes help make him feel better!
    I hope by now you have showered away all the bad mojo and are relaxing in the recliner with your knitting. 🙂

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    Alma says

    Hopefully, your day will only get better and you can sit and knit for hours.
    Having tonsils out at Chad’s age is not easy. My daughter had hers out during her first year of college and it was rough. Glad my other kids had this done in their younger years. Hope Chad feels better fast.

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    Alma says

    To Vince: Sorry your favorite glass was broken. Now you have the perfect excuse to go back to the brewery!

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    I used to yell at my kids for putting stuff IN the sink. They could put anything anywhere ON the counter – I didn’t mind – but IN the sink was a definite no-no! I hated (and still do) having to EMPTY OUT the sink any time I wanted to fill a pot with water or pour something down the drain. Funny thing is – I was never afraid of breaking something like you did – weird, huh?

    Sure hope Chad feels better soon and that you get chance to relax with your knitting. And – Vince – Sorry about your glass! But – what I really want to know is – WHO was using Vince’s glass while he’s away??? Hmmmmmm…

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    Regina says

    🙁 been there with chronic tonsillitis -hope Chad feels better soon! And you!? Go back to bed and start over!!!!!!

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    Sharon Spingler says

    I hope Chad feels better soon. He is probably swallowing the infection from his tonsils which is making him sick. But they can’t take them out until the infection is gone.

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    Judy, sorry about your morning…sucks to have days like that. Hope Chad feels better soon and that Vince won’t be too disappointed that his favorite glass is gone.

    Have a better afternoon.

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    You are hereby granted a do-over – provided I can have a fast-forward in exchange. 🙂 It won’t help my quilting time, but I sure could use an escape button for the rest of this week. I need a weekend!

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    Denise says

    Goodness – you have had a day! Hope you and Speck are sitting comfy and knitting – well Speck snoozing and you knitting. 🙂