I don't know. What I do know is that I'm starting to get very depressed about the whole situation, and it's difficult to pull myself out of it. Being home a lot has also led me to do far too much online shopping, but, on the bright side, I have pretty new make-up & clothes!
This morning I forced myself to do my hair and make-up and put on actual clothes. It makes me feel better & more energized when I know I look better. Why more energized? Well, being stuck in a house that isn't even clean just adds to my frustration. The other day I was able to clean the bathroom and vacuum part--yes, part--of the hallway before I felt dizzy, woozy, nauseated, and generally just had to lie down on the couch. Dr. Scott had a hard time explaining the dizziness/five-second black-outs, but I think it's probably related to not getting enough oxygen due to the breathing constrictions. At least, I hope that's what it is.
One thing that helps with the crushing depression of my situation is being able to do something productive. Today, I've gotten a little cleaning done already, and I hope to do more--I've got my cousin & grandma coming over on Saturday to learn how to turn the heel on their knitted socks, so I'd like for the place to be presentable. My cousin has not been here before. But I've also been working on my own knitting, and learning some new techniques. There was a gorgeous afghan in the Fall 2011 issue of Interweave Knits that I'd been lusting over, which was perfect, since Adam started complaining about how the throw blankets we currently have will be too thin for the chilly months. Here are the pictures from the magazine, courtesy of Knitting Daily:
Isn't it pretty? The colors I got to make this throw are similar to what's shown, although the green is a little deeper/more olive, and the light color has a hint of grey in it. I think it will go in the living room quite well. In fact, here's a crappy phone photo of what I've completed so far:
The double-sided-ness (totally a word!) is due to a technique called double knitting. It is actually super easy, and I'm glad to have learned it! Really, I just learned it while making my gauge swatch.
I made a short trip to Yarn Garden to get needles for my projects, and they were super nice & helpful. I recently bought yarn (via KnitPicks, because I can't afford expensive yarn, especially for the yardage needed to make a double knitted afghan) for the first time in almost two years, so you can imagine that I haven't been spending much time in my LYS (that's Local Yarn Shop, for those of you who aren't crazy fiber ladies).
I'm also working on some other projects, but I can't really blog them, since they're holiday gifts. I'm just hoping they all get done in time. I'm also hoping that having something to work on will keep my spirits up.