So, we're not through with the journeys through medical land. Without boring you with tedious details, the short version is that this morning, Kitty had an EEG. Allegedly, we'll have results in a week. (We will not discuss how I feel about waiting that long to know whether we learned anything at all.
Instead, we'll laugh a bit at what we did to prepare. You see, they want their
victims patients sleep deprived. They wanted us to put her to bed at midnight and have her get up at four a.m. I laugh. It keeps me from weeping. Instead, since she got up unusually early (for her) on Sunday morning, I just kept her up until 3:00 a.m. Note -- I kept her up. That meant that I stayed up. At least I got to use caffeine.
How did we do this? We watched a little TV, we read a little, then we played on the Wii Fit Plus (even though it makes no bones about my now being officially over weight according to my BMI, it still says my Wii Fit Age is 20 years younger than my actual age) -- she played for ten minutes, I played for five...rinse, repeat ... (the hip is still a problem). We played cards -- Bullsh*t, Gin, Go Fish, Rummy... and then, at about, oh, 1:30 a.m. we got inspired and baked chocolate chip banana bread.
I'm wondering -- was it brilliant inspiration? or up-too-late-giddiness that made us fill in with insanely finely chopped apples when we realized that we didn't quite have enough banana? Either way, it worked a treat.
Finally, at 3:00, with the bread out of the oven and cooling on the stove top, I sent her to bed, and worked on getting my overly caffeinated self to sleep. I finally crashed at 3:45. And got up at 6:45 to get her up... Again, I got caffeine, she didn't. And we were successful in getting her to the EEG folks awake, but tired enough so that she fell asleep for them while all wired up. This is a good thing.
(And why is it that when SHE needs to be sleep deprived, SHE gets more sleep than I do?)
When we finally got home, I took a nice nap. But am still sleep deprived enough that I've now knit the second shoulder cap on the Wolf Hoodie four times. First I picked up the wrong number of stitches and didn't notice it until AFTER I'd done that lovely short row cap. Then I kept "centering" the top of the sleeve in the wrong place (and no, it doesn't go where the "shoulder seam" is -- that's actually a bit down the back side of the shoulder to allow for a full straight line bind off all the way across -- stability is good.
So. I've no knitting to show you except OLD knitting. Last year's knitting (minus a picture of my Dad's hat, which I evidently never took, and pictures of at least one pair of socks....)
My favorite part of that collage is that I released patterns for four of those projects, and am likely to have at least one more ready soon (unless I manage to get some amazing "big" publisher to pick it up!)
I'm going to go have a piece of Banana Bread, and then head to bed now. Maybe I'll come back and do a full review.... maybe not. If you have an opinion ... I'll be delighted to hear it.