thank goodness! I need a little down time…although I feel bad after last week :/ I was talking with them about all the fun things we miss out on thanks to allergies/asthma – can’t go to the fiber festival that’s held outdoors with lots of hay around, can’t take my son to parades and fairs and all the rural summer events because none are non-smoking, and cigarette smoke is evil evil evil to me. Most of the time I don’t even think about having asthma…I don’t have to take anything to control it on a regular basis, just need my rescue inhaler.
There’s a really sweet woman who attends knitting group, and she and her boyfriend quite considerately went out the back door of the shop to smoke, in case someone entered by the front. They didn’t realize both shop doors were open! I tried stepping into another room, no luck…left me barking like seal and doing my award winning wheeze of doom. Thankfully a friend brought me my inhaler, and a few puffs later I was hoarse but no longer in danger of not breathing. No big deal – but the other woman and her friend felt so bad! I felt bad for embarrassing them inadvertently, they felt bad for me turning into the wheeze-meister, it was just a general round of “I’m sorry!” No, I’m sorry” for a little bit.
So..I’m going tonight – and now everyone knows just how weird my asthma is – and what not to do to trigger it – so a good time should be had by all 😉
Except that I’m only 6 rows more into the headscarf than I was last week, and they aren’t long rows – doh! Been working a lot…knitting is contemplative for me, and I haven’t wanted to sit and think. Once Gram dies I will need some down time to mourn…but right now I don’t want to think, I just want to do stuff to occupy my mind with anything other than mortality and how fleeting this time on earth is. Hence the knitting only in a group of socializing women!
Pics of the scarf soon, when it resembles a scarf and not just a small-ish triangle…