My parents took my deferment worse than I did, when I called them this morning. Mum was almost in tears and Dad sounded like the dog had died. They were surprised at ‘how well’ I was taking this. Well, it helps that I found this on the Peace Corps medical clearance FAQs:
If you have any of the following conditions, your entry into Peace Corps will be deferred until the condition is resolved:
- Kidney or Bladder Infections
Great. Now I have to bother my Urologist again. But, I’m going to call them (bloody Federal holiday today). I swear. If only because I was raised in the South. “If you can’t break their hearts, give ’em ulcers.”
Anyway. I spent the day being a little self-indulgent. I dragged my brother and the mutt on a 3 mi hike to The Knittn’ Kitten and got a fat quarter, 3 12″ zippers, and 3 pieces of craft felt – all for $2.65. Gotta love craft thrift stores.
When we got home, I put my new fabric to work and tried my hand (again) at this tutorial. I think I’m close to getting the pattern down. I have 1 bag I can bear to look at (well, if I ignore the handle) without wincing (too much):
I think I’m going to force Opus to take the bags away from me – she can burn them for all I care – but maybe she (or her Mum) can use them for their knitting WIPs. I just can help but frown at the fact that I put the wrist band on backwards on one and askew on the other. *sigh*
Other than that I have: made dinner, done 2 loads of laundry, dyed the lining of for the mock-up robes, knit 10 rows on the MS3, and knit 2″ on the Slighty Twisted sock. Sooo… all in all, I’m not doing too bad. I just wish I hadn’t eaten those Oreo’s earlier.
Tomorrow I get to line the robes. And call the Peace Corps.
And walk off those Oreo’s.