Wednesday, December 03, 2008  

Dear Sore Throat,

No offense or anything, but I hate you, Sore Throat. I can handle the disgusting nose-blowing, and even the headaches and general crappiness feeling of the common cold. But the sore throat that wakes me up in the middle of the night when I try to swallow? NOT COOL. And no, I don't think my lack of voice makes me sound sexy. Rather, I sound quite a bit like an old frog who has refused to give up his 3-pack-a-day smoking habit. So, Sore Throat, get the $&*@ out of here.

- Love, Maeve.

Yeah... still sick. I was supposed to visit the pediatrician's office this morning, but I rescheduled... I figure that no one at the office needs to be exposed to my toxic cloud of germy nastiness. Meanwhile, I'm making friends with the decaf tea, seltzer water, and chocolate chip cookies (ok, so that last one doesn't really help the cold, but they ARE yummy!)

The rest of the team is trying to ignore how often I blow my nose, and are instead subtly suggesting that I spend more time resting. Abby, for example, demonstrated how one might get comfy in a nest of down comforter, feather bed, and fleece blanket (hypothetically, of course, since she's not allowed on the bed and we're REALLY strict).

Cricket, on the other hand, finally discovered the doggy bed we keep upstairs, and decided that Abby might just be onto something here... after all, this particular doggy bed is really a full-sized feather bed that I folded into a square and sewed together.

And there has been a little bit of knitting in between the nose-blowing... I've finished the 3 little mitten/sock sets out of leftover sock yarns...

... but even more exciting was the package that arrived yesterday in the mail from none other than 4-Ply Katie!!! Inside were 3 tiny, tissue-paper wrapped packages. I barely managed to restrain myself until S got home, and we opened them together to find 3 of the loveliest sweaters I've ever seen!

Look! Denim stripes! Seed stitch collar! Buttons!

Teeny set in sleeves!

Thistle buttons! And the Little Monster's first trip abroad was to Scotland! And the yarn is green!

Look! So cute! And if you could feel how soft this is, you'd all be plotting as to how to steal it in order to carry it around like a security blanket. And GREEN!

I would have squeeled, but I had already lost my voice, so instead I croaked excitedly and kept pointing things out to S and to my mom. Luckily, although neither knit, both S and my mom were suitably impressed and kept making lovely comments.

So THANK YOU, KATIE!!!! And I promise to get you some properly modeled shots as soon as the Little Monster shows up for the photo-shoot.


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