Saturday, February 9, 2008

Darn it..

...and I'm not talking about socks. It started last night. I'm kicked back in my recliner, knitting and minding my own business, when all of the sudden there's a fierce horrible pain in the spot where my toes join my foot. It was like... do you know the movie "Contact" with Jodi Foster, well that sound from the radio signal they received from the array... that shrieking noise is how the pain in my foot felt. STAB STAB STAB STAB It didn't do it for long, but it kept coming back every few minutes. I'm used to phantom pains here and there, been living with it all my life, really, but this was sharp and mean. I was puzzled as to what was going on. The second symptom, I recognized. Anytime one of the kids gets hurt and shows me their wounds, I get a more than usually intense sympathy pain. stab stab -- UH OH, I'm coming down with something -- Then the achiness, then the shrieking pain from the night before is in my knee.... I hope it doesn't keep traveling upwards =( Anyway, these are the symptoms, (for me, anyway) of a low grade fever. RATS!!

I guess this altered state has got me pensive. I think too much for the most part, but do you ever have this experience? Like you find a blog that you really really like, and you faithfully comment for ages (and by ages, I mean a couple of years) but they totally ignore you. Like they seem to respond to everyone BUT you? I don't know, I'm sure I'm paranoid, but sometimes I really get the feeling that I'm annoying them by commenting. So, is there actually anyone out there that doesn't want comments from as many people as possible?

For me, I really miss all the comments I used to get before I fell off my gourd and the blog got deleted, and blah blah blah. For the record, those of you that have stuck with me through thick and thin, sane and not, are all the more dear to me for it. It's just, I really miss, don't slap me, being popular. =( I know this is SO Junior High/High School, but it's true, I can admit it, I'm human and I know my faults (all eleventy million of them) indulge me one shallow weakness of vanity. (one that YOU know about anyway, there are a few more, but my shallow vanity prevents me from exposing it you) Is that irony or satire? (or neither)

Anyway, I've been knitting a bit today, but mostly surfing the four sites I surf looking for new activity, new blogs to read - all this in between taking care of my three and then by 1pm, my sister's three. I should have just kept knitting. Oh well, when I stood up and held it out in front of me, my youngest started jumping up and down and saying, "I LIKE it, I LIKE it, it's so LONG!" I had to just smile and give him a hug thinking, "How many four years olds would make a big deal over lace?" Clearly, only those belonging to us yarny crafter types =) **BEAMING PRIDE**

Now I'm off to knit a bit more and watch Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory =)


Robin said...

Hey, I hit my toe like that one time only to look down and see that my pinky toe wasn't looking straight ahead...yep, broken! Be careful!
As bloggers we ALL live for comments, I know lots of people cruise by my blog but never comment...oh well, I figure they are just shy! I appreciate you always commenting on my blog, and I try to always acknowledge. Your blog-friendship means a lot to me, I know you are checking on me..and visa-versa!!

Chris said...

You are popular in my book. I would rather have a few close friends than many acquaintences (sp?) I am glad we have become friends. Keep writing your blog because I love reading it.

Stickchicky said...

I still love reading your blog. And as for a kiddo appreciating hand-knits? My 2 year old son keeps asking if the socks I'm knitting (which are for my husband) are for him. He says "for me mama?for me?"I've promised him a pair with the leftover yarn. Gotta love that boy.

lobstah said...

The pain isn't from gout is it? My former co-worker had that and at times found it hard to walk!

And yes, I have totally have had the experience of faithfully commenting on certain blogs (not famous ones or anything, I wouldn't expect reciprocation people who get 50+ comments a day!), and they never comment back. I ended up stopping reading their blogs! Maybe a bit spiteful but I did feel like I was "annoying" them! I rarely seek new blogs anymore b/c I have a hard time keeping up with the ones I do read, but if I do post on a new blog a few times and never hear back I usually give up!

Dreams of Yarn said...

Okay, JUST THIS WEEKEND I had friends over and I was discussing the same thing. I have two place I faithfully read and leave comments and they never visit my site, leave comments for me, or respond to ones I've left. and its sort of weird, I almost want to email them and say HEY, WHATS WRONG WITH ME? but its so silly and werid. I'm relieved to know there are others who wonder about the same things. Like Chris says above,I am happier to have a few close friends than a bunch of falsies anyhow :)

dyedinthewool said...

Ahh, the advantages of relative obscurity! :)
I know all about seemingly random shots of pain in weird places. I had an MRI and could find anything, so take comfort in the fact that you're not the only one!

Renee said...

I still love ya April. You know, I think knit blogging is in a slump right now. You might be belle of the ball again in no time :)