Thursday, September 22, 2011

Real Termination Dust!

Well, the day has arrived. Termination dust is really on the mountains. You may remember we had that imitation stuff back in August that all melted. Well, Tuesday we were headed to the Doctor (DS#1 has a bug that was really swelling his tonsils - more on that later) and it had really come down the mountains. I wasn't sure when because we had missed the news for a couple days, but it turned out that we really saw the first of it. It made the news that evening. That does mean that winter is on it's way.

Then yesterday, the kids were complaining of being cold. I had noticed a chill too, but wasn't sure if it was just me. When they even complained I decided it was time to check and sure enough it was cooooooooold in here. It was only 62 in the house, and that means it's time to turn on the heat. It feels really good having it on, so I haven't turned it off either.

Poor DS#1 fighting this bug and being cold. It's nothing major, but boy are his tonsils swollen. The Doctor thought less of that than he did of the sinus drainage. Long story, short - there is a possibility that the cold we all had turned into a small sinus infection for him. Nothing to do but wait and if he's not better by tomorrow morning (which he really already is better) then we will call the Doctor again and he will prescribe an antibiotic. I totally agreed, though, to wait a few more days and make sure it wasn't going to go on it's own before stuffing medicine in him. A good thing too as it looks as though he won't need it.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Charity Knitting

I spent many hours of August knitting for charity. The Knitter's of the North Knitter's Guild in Anchorage, Alaska chooses 3 projects a year (plus numerous ongoing projects) and we knit items for charity. This year has been blankets for the dogs at the Animal Shelter and hats, scarves and mittens for the kids on the Kenai Peninsula. The latter is being distributed as part of the Toys for Tots campaign. I knit an entire set earlier, but so few mittens were done that I decided to knit as many pairs as possible during the final month. Well, between other projects, school and life I managed 8 pair. They are due tomorrow, so I don't have time for any more and I will need some help with the final touches, but I figure every pair of hands I keep warm is a pair of hands to be proud of. I think for future charity knitting if mittens are requested I will stick with them. They don't take that long to make and so few members seem willing to do them.