Thursday, March 27, 2008

So did that last post scare you?

Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?

Two weeks ago I went to the doctor's for my semi-annual bloodwork. Thank you, diabetes! I love having blood drawn.

So I go & while I'm waiting I muck up my lace leaf shawl. Fine. A-frogging we will go. I CO & things move along nicely.

Today I went back to get my bloodwork results (Good results!) & brought along my shawl. AGAIN I mucked it up! I'm going to frog back a row tonight. I should know better than to knit lace in the waiting room at our hospital!

My good news is my A1c is lower than it was in Sept. Not as low as I would like but still very healthy & my doctor smiled. It was also interesting as I finally broke down & bought a blood pressure monitor to use at home. My bp is high at the doctor's office so I was on meds. I had an allergic reaction to a new med a week & a half ago & went off it. Interestingly enough my bp stayed low. 112/73 low. Hmmmmm, white coat syndrome anyone? So today my dr. declared I don't need any other meds which is great!

On a sad note (semi-sad) my mp3 player died today. Hunter bought me one in Oct--an 8g sansa. Cheaper than ipod & was nice on the drive to VT at the holidays. I love books on tape/cd for long drives. So fast forward to earlier this month--it froze up & wouldn't fix itself. I exchanged it on the 10th of this month. Today, same thing! froze up. Wouldn't fix itself. 2 1/2 weeks into using it? I only use it in the car so it's not like it's getting pounded on at the gym or anything. So they issued a refund & off to Best Buy I went to get a cute pink 8g ipod! I like itunes better than Rhapsody because there is so much available! I subscribed to Lime & Violet as well as Ready Set knit----are there any other podcasts you savvy gals think I should subscribe to?

Did I mention it's pink???

I'm enjoying the John Adams miniseries on HBO! I'm not a Paul Giamatti fan but love this show. Right now JA is in France w/ Benjamin Franklin. Oh those crazy French & their powdered faces, blush---pardonnez moi, rouge!, faux beauty marks & ornate dress. And those are just the men!!!


jopal said...

I tried to leave a comment on your last post but it wouldn't accept it.
I have an original mini Ipod and a video Ipod and love them both!

jopal said...

PS glad to hear your labs were good! Great work!

NH Knitting Mama said...

Podcasts... David Reidy's podcast "Sticks & String"... and It's a Purl, Man is good, too.

I work in a Diabetes clinic... are you type 1 or 2? Good to hear that your A1C is around where you want it!

Becca said...

Glad you are healthy! I do love my iPod, even though I really want to rebel against the iTunes kingdom. I like Cast-On, Brenda Dayne's voice is so soothing. My favorite podcast is Knitters Uncensored, but it might not be everyone's type of thing.

Amy (aka msknitsox) said...

Glad to hear the good news re: doctor's visit. : )

Last post didn't really scare me, but the Jack Black post did, lol - just kidding!

And, I told myself I don't need to subscribe to HBO - so I guess I'll have to wait to watch it. I also told myself I don't need Showtime to watch the new season of The Tudors that's starting up...what's a girl to do?!

Have a great weekend!

Dorothy said...

I'm sorry to hear about the frogging.

Frogging isn't fun.

lauriec said...


Amanda--I'm a type 2. I had GD when I was preg. w/ the wee one, she was over 10 lbs & not watching my diet/weight after she was born led me to where I am today. But I'm fairly disciplined in what I eat, take my meds, exercise etc.

Becca---Thanks for the tip!!

Amy--I just watched the season 2 premiere of The Tudors on itunes! It was a free download---not sure if the other episodes will be free or not but this season looks good!!! And Jack Black SHOULD scare you!!!

Dorothy--It's my own stupid fault---I should have known better than to tempt the knitting fates!

Lacey said...

Just a note- don't listen with Wee one in earshot with Lime n Violet. They are very um, adult, often times.

I agree with Becca, Brenda Dayne is good. Those two are the only ones I keep up with these days.

Cathy said...

Congrats on your medical...

Hey..remember when you didn't think you could do cables....and now you're knitting lace!

Told you you could do this!

Congrats on both parts!

(love my ipod!)

Knit & Purl Mama said...

Oooh! A pink Ipod! Neato! I have a 40 gig Creative Labs Nomad that is sooo old (2004) and SOOOO huge but it wont die on me, so I'm not getting a new one yet. I got it for my trip to Israel back in 04. Die thing die! I want a small tiny little new one! LOL