Monday, December 11, 2006

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Have you any prescription sedatives?

Thank you all so very much for your thoughts and prayers. My husband's surgery was a success and he is home and doing well. He is just resting (like he's supposed to) and trying to remember not to itch his incision. (He doesn't have stitches - they used glue instead. He is going to have a nifty little smiley face scar under his belly button.) Anyway, he is doing fine. Sleeping and taking his medicines, like a good little patient. His mother came to town on Friday to be here to take care of him so I am going back to work tomorrow.

While my husband was having his insides cinched up, I was finishing up this guy:
(Susie, the second pictures is gratuitous, I know, but I posted an extra one just for you!) I didn't think I could make a felted sheep that would be cuter than the gray one but it seems I have. This little black guy is adorable. His head sort of cocks a little to the side like he is about to ask a question. Very sweet. I have once again been blog-neglectful and forgotten to take any pre-felting pictures but oh well. If that is the worst thing that happens all week, I will be fine.

Last night was a peaceful night at my house. We watched Christmas with the Kranks and The Christmas Story. We looked admiringly at my Christmas tree. (Don't worry: it's the picture that is precariously tilting, not my Christmas tree.) We drank hot chocolate and/or apple cider and I worked on my ill-fated Christmas knitting list. It was lovely.

Tonight, however, I am at the mercies of my anesthesia-addled husband and his friends who are here to check on him. Which means that I am being subjected to a special addition DVD of Tommy Boy - with all of its special outtakes and bloopers. There is a whole separate disc of special features. A whole.separate.disc.

Two weeks til Christmas. I am in denial. A question for today: what is your favorite Christmas song? Seriously, I want to know. I'll tell you mine in my next post.


Happy Mama to Three said...

I am so glad that your sweetie's surgery went well and he is not suffering too badly.

My favorite Christmas song is ....

Mary Did You Know?


Stefaneener said...

That sheep is so cute. If you put him where your drugged-up husband could see him, maybe he'd have sweet drug dreams.

"You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!" We have to watch that again.

My favorite song is a version of a French carol that says something like "my dear son, my sweeting, lullay, lullay, my only, . . . blah blah." I don't know it of course, just like it.

Erin said...

Mr Sandman by the Andrew Sisters. What can I say, I'm a dork!

Love the sheep and glad to hear hubby is doing well. How is your ankle coming along now?

Anonymous said...

Oh jeez! Did we even know your husband was having surgery? May 2006 go on its way and take all the medical ails and procedures you and your family have endured with it!

That sheep? So. SO. CUTE!

Favorite carol? I catch myself singing "Winter Wonderland" a lot, but I think that's just because it's really catchy. I just bought the James Taylor Christmas album from iTunes, and it's quite soothing.

Good luck on the Christmas knitting!

Kniterella said...

Your black sheep is my favorite! I must knit one...someday.

My most favorite Christmas carol is Sleigh Ride off of a Big Band CD purchased many years ago. It is so upbeat and festive - if that song can't get me in the spirit of Christmas, nothing can.

NeedleTart said...

"White Christmas". I love to play that 50s style accompaniment. I also like it in Yiddish (Mandy Patankin).

Glad the surgery went well (we knew? Apparently I need to read more carefully).

Anonymous said...

Oh Little Town of Bethelhem

Dorothy said...

Nothing but a Child - Steve Earle

I like your tree and I'm very glad your Mr.'s surgery went well. I will say prayers for patience and maybe a deaf moment or two. Tommy Boy in two disks. That is nasty.

Charity said...

I hope you hid in your room with the knitting - I'm pretty sure that's what I would do! :0)

Tactless Wonder said...

My brain is half melted and I can't seem to find the right words to say I'm glad the surgery went well and hope you survive the recovery...Yes, that was it.

SoundGarden has a version of "Ave Maria" that I just love to pieces. Otherwise my all time xmas song favorite is by The Waitresses, "Xmas by myself this year" or something ike that.

Charity said...

Oh, I forgot, my favourite Christmas song is, "What a Merry Christmas Tree" by Derek Johnson and The ReGeneration. So many happy childhood memories come with that song! :0)

Susie said...

Awww...without a doubt, the sweetest sheepie! What a talent, girl!

I think I've lost my love for Christmas songs due to retail overexposure starting somewhere around October 19th each year.

Can't wait to see the bag felted up!