Long time no see! When I logged into blogger, I realized that I have been gone for a month. I would love to say that I have been on an adventure around the world. Sadly, this has not been the case. The fall semester started and it has been pretty intense.
Case in point...
On the first week of the fall semester, I 1) started the second wave of the research study I work on, 2) started my pathophysiology course, 3) started my new psych rotation (I spend a day in one of the Florida rural counties seeing therapy patients), and 4) got very sick. How sick did I get? Well, on Friday, my body had enough of my busy schedule, lack of rest, and the rest of the nonsense that I passed out. I don't mean that I went home on Friday and took a nap. I mean I fainted in front of the cafeteria at the hospital at which I work. I ended up at the ER in full regalia (back board and neck brace, people get very excited at teaching hospitals). Oh, did I mention that someone thought I did not have a pulse and gave me compressions (6 to be exact)? Oh yeah, it was fun.
The semester has gotten better since being seriously ill. I went to Walt Disney World for my Birthday Weekend Extravaganza and I feel like things are clicking into place. I have also been knitting up a storm, because I decided that I need to go on a yarn diet. I have pulled out some of my odd balls of novelty yarns and have been knitting several Yo! Drop it! scarves from Stitch 'N Bitch Nation. This is a fabulous pattern, because 1) I can wear these scarves in FL, 2) novelty ribbon yarns look great with the drop stitch pattern, and 3) I can totally multitask with this pattern (it looks complicated to the nonknitter, but is ridiculously easy to do).
The one big minus to the yarn diet is that I decided to follow the general yarn dieting rule: sock yarn doesn't count. I keep buying sock yarn. In fact, I can't stop. I bought the Opal Harry Potter yarn, I joined a Harry Potter sock club (Sunshine Yarns), and bought a few additional random skeins of fabulous sock yarn. I just really like sock yarn and sock patterns. They are all so pretty! Now, let me point out the ridiculousness of this situation. I have yet to knit a complete a pair of socks. Also, I keep buying wool sock yarn even though I live in FL. What can I say? I really like sock yarn!