16 June 2008

Heidi Ho!

I'm still here, and surprised at how long it's been since I posted! Life has been more intense than usual ... but The Book Review is basically done - I'm still on call for checking the revised / corrected puzzles, but the insane amount of work is finished. Look how much paper this thing generated, and over 200 hours of work...


Dotter is going OK, but there were a LOT of medical appointments last week too, and more blood tests. She's started on the anti-TB antibiotic Isoniazid, with extra fatigue being the main side effect so far. 1 week down, 35 to go...

There has also been this ...
Puppy sitting for my MIL for 3 days... Heidi is a miniature dachshund, and it was a real treat having a dog in the house again. I made her a doggy coat (Garter Stitch Pup from IK Summer 07, Ravelry link). It's not quite finished in the photo. Had to adjust the pattern for such a looong narrow puppy!

There has also been this ...


A unicorn headdress for my niece's 8th birthday. All the bits have been made, I just need to felt them and sew the thing together. Only a week late so far!

And this ...


Hubby left the lights on in his car, so I had to rescue him at Mt Stromlo, in the dark, after a long frustrating afternoon at hospital... he tripped in the dark during the proceedings and his glasses flew off, and completely disappeared! They weren't in the bushes, they weren't in the car engines, they weren't anywhere! Current theory is the Stromlo kangaroos stole them...

Anyway. His backup glasses had no arms. So this was his solution! Patons Shadow Tweed, no less! He says they're remarkably comfortable.

The new glasses arrive this week... catching up on sleep, catching up on delayed work for other clients and my syndicator, and yet more medical carryings on with Dotter are on the list for this week. I may even *gasp* have time to read blogs! :)

15 comments:

  1. That puppy is just too cute! Love the invention with the glasses arm. V. Clever.

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  2. Lovely to see you back in blogland!

    Heidi is very cute and looks very warm in her coat. And that's very innovative with the glasses!

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  3. I thought the little chippolata dog was your new puppy, and I was going to head over to your place so fast!! I love her. Your lucky MIL!

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  4. Health problems are the utter pits. Hugs to you and to dotter. I hope things go as smoothly as possible. I hear hugging dachsunds is very theraputic.

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  5. Oh, I'm with Michelle - I thought the same thing. Sausage dogs are so cool!

    The unicorn thing is so cool - what a lucky niece!!

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  6. LOVE the pup, the unicorn is very clever and the glasses, excellent solution should the need arise for us. :)

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  7. i really like the glasses-look, i think you could be on to something there. and very thoughtful of you to knit the puppy a coat! cuuuuute....

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  8. Heide Ho indeed! Have you mentioned to her that she was bred to hunt badgers?

    The husband is one clever lad. And is it his hirsute arms and chest embracing that lucky dog? I love a fuzzy man!

    All good luck to Dotter! Hope things steady out soon.

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  9. tsk! Everyone's already said what I was going to say! So me too me too me too.

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  10. Once again, yarn comes to the rescue!

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  11. Hurrah for Karma!!! Glad your notebook returned and so sorry to hear about Dotter - at least she doesn't need to live on a rooftop! (See Mark Helprin's Winter's Tale)
    Glad you're all soldiering on - have happy times!

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  12. I'm glad that the big work load is finally finished. I hate health problems, here's hoping that things go as well as possible.

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  13. What a busy time you've been having. And I love the unicorn headdress! Where did that pattern come from?

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  14. Hope your MIL goes off on trips often so you can dog-sit. She is adorable. What IS it about dachshunds? And miniature ones too!
    Hubby must be an engineer--I recognize the very practical, clever tendencies. Hope he's not allergic to wool!

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