The good news is that the Intermediate knitting class is going well. Here's the bag, officially named the Doodle Bag, because that's exactly how I came up with the pattern. A little doodling on paper, a little doodling with the yarn, and there you go:
The great news has to do with Himself's lab results. Between October and January, he made these improvements in his bloodwork:
Cholesterol -- then, 234 now, 164
HDL Cholesterol -- then, 35 now, 37
Triglycerides -- then, 396 now, 255
Chol/HDL ratio -- then, 6.8 now, 4.5
LDL -- then, 121 now, 76
His blood pressure has gone from Oh, my God! over Holy crap! to about 130 over 82, a vast improvement. Our main worry now is the blood sugar, which is a little too close to diabetic levels.
We're working on that.
The hearty dose of ear-burning profanity came when the dentist sent off a pre-approval for some teeth-fixin' what needs to be done on my wisdom tooth. Apparently, the person who told us that our benefits had been extended until June was off by about six months.
Our coverage was flat-out cancelled. In December. Which sucks.
This is not the end of the world, as Junior's well-baby visits and immunizations were not covered by our policy anyway. As long as we all stay relatively healthy, we have no need to worry. Himself's medications may be a bit of a squeeze, but maybe I can teach him to knit as a stress-reliever to keep his BP down...
Hey, and if he's wrapped up in yarn, he can't eat the candy that's so bad for him!
"Honey? C'mere, I wanna show you something..."