When given the choice between the inlaws and traffic court, I choose..... traffic court. Especially as I haven't quite figured out how I want to handle the MiL after the Jew comments. So the inlaws are coming to take my mom for lunch (she is visiting) and I am going to handle a fix it ticket at traffic court.
I'm feeling a lot better. This whole respiratory thing has been horrible. I'm still coughing, I'm still not well but I am mending quite nicely, things are clearing up and I can at least walk around without getting short of breath now. Modern medicine is wonderful. Yay antibiotics that work! I've been thinking a lot about people who don't have access to health care in the past few days. Elsewhere in the world and here at home too. There are so many people in this country without access to medical care and adequate drugs because they lack insurance and public health is so over-extended in most areas. It bugs me. So I'm doing this, with thanks to my most excellent SP7 who posted about it in her blog this morning.
Use What You Have Month. Can you spend a month and buy NO craft supplies, no yarn, no buttons, no needles, no impulse purchases of anything at the craft store? No paper, no glue, no shiny things at all. I think I can. I'm gonna try.
I decided that since I'm so hot under the collar right now about lack of health care, at the end of the month I'm turning around and I'm donating what I think I saved (will probably average what I normally spend in a month) to Doctors Without Borders. Which they don't tell you to do, but it's kind of important to me right now.
In other news, I think I need to post a PSA educating non knitters about how to tell the knitters in their lives that they are expecting a baby. The way NOT to do this would be to call and say "We're having a baby! In two weeks!" thus giving the knitter no time to plan and knit something wonderful. Much better to schedule all pregnancies in advance, perhaps coordinating your calendar and due date with the knitter's, to best max out knitting convenience. Fortunately, when the non knitter in my life did this over the weekend, I was saved because I had the forethought to stash 3 skeins of Jaeger Siena after the last baby sweater. It is enough to knit another Rosebud Cardi. *phew*