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Busy Month

I have been a busy girl this last month. I've made 21 charity items that I actually managed to get project pages up for, plus about 10 more things that I haven't made pages on Rav for yet. Examples include:

These are Yellow and Orange Booties.


This is Orange Blossom Hat. It's meant for the Outreach to Appalachia project on GivingArtfully.com.


This is Plum Jam 1x1 Rib Newborn Hat. Its pattern is supposed to be featured in the Care Wear newsletter in March. Very excited about that! :)

Here is the little boy version I made:


Deep Blues 1x1 Rib Hat. Both of these were made with Red Heart with Love yarn, which is wonderful! So soft and nice to work with.

There are a lot of other things that I made too, that I am proud of. :)

On a not so happy note, though, Jerek's back is acting up again and he's been in bed most of the weekend. It started last Tuesday, although it's been bothering him mildly off and on for a while. Getting an 800 pound agricultural implement dropped on a person does sort of screw up their bits and pieces, you know. EMC Insurance is refusing to pay though, since he was released back to work with no restrictions. The doctor told us, though, when he released him, that the case would be open for 12 years. Leah, the agent, insisted it was only a "standard". Well if it's a standard maybe then you should stick to it. They have an appeal procedure but first we have to see Dr. Fitzgerald on Thursday to find out for sure what he thinks it is; from the sprayer boom or from something else.

I might have to get a job to support us, and that is sort of a joke, because what would I do with Tiri? Jerek isn't supposed to lift more than 5 pounds, plus a bunch of other restrictions. Paying for a sitter would take half the check, if I went that route, and it's not like I'll be making a fortune. Who would want to hire a backwoods country girl like me whose skills are tending babies and injured husbands and knitting?

 I don't know what to do. I got a job app from Subway but I haven't filled it out yet. I want to wait till we see the doctor. I hope we are able to pay rent this month. We should be, but I always worry. I am glad I got a batch of WIC checks for the month so I can get Tiri milk and such still without worrying about the costs.

Never, never do we get a take an east breath.

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