Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cast 2.0

I am sporting a different color right leg now, and it is much more comfortable than my green cast. I looks bigger because it is, but it's weight is more evenly distributed. I don't wake up with my right hip throbbing in  pain anymore. I am still hopping and non-weight bearing, but I may be getting a walking cast next week. I am sure I won't be allowed to strut out the door and resume my life, but maybe, just maybe I'll walk out into the garden...

We are still having weekly torrential rains and the ground is so saturated an occasional local tree, simply tips over. The amount of precipitation we have had since May is record-breaking. Consequently, I continue voracious reading, and some knitting between hopping around the house or library/restaurant.

I have noticed spicy foods, really knock back the boring, and mundane "blahs" that accompany my ambulatory limitation. The local Thai kitchen has been cranking up the chilies in my usual favorite, yellow curry, and combined with the dish's turmeric, it is a tummy full of sunshine! Smiles for all after a shared meal here.

My latest read was The Garden of Evening Mists, by Tan Twan Eng. A compelling work of fiction woven around history at the end of WWII in Malaysia. Japanese gardening, art, and tattoos have a role in this book short-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2012. I highly recommend this read.

As a "thank you" for my oldest daughter for all her help during my incapacity, I am knitting her a scarf. She had knitted a cabled purse for me a couple of years ago for Christmas (see the post here ) and there were two skeins left over. The yarn is a lovely Rowan Chunky in shades of blue, and green, with a bit of cherry and mauve. The pattern is from Gardiner Yarn Works, called One Night Stand, designed by Leila Wice and distributed by Cascade Yarns in 2009. Rowan yarn is a pleasure to knit. This project is knit on size 10 needles and is 7" wide. I've got about 32'' in length from one skein of yarn so far...

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