My best friend is a grandma!
There's a new baby on the block, an 8-lb., 11-oz. boy born at 3:00 this morning, making my best friend a grandma for the first time. It was a long, hard labor and in the end, baby was in distress and without oxygen for a bit so is in ICU 'til tomorrow, but should be okay. Poor mum hasn't even held him yet and is beside herself -- and very tired.
Guess what I'm wearing! My first (and so far, only -- but I have intentions) pair of handknit socks! I was going to link to them, but I never even posted them in the FO gallery! I'll get right on that...
I had every intention of showing you progress on the back of Williamsro -- I even made progress, some few rows past armhole decreases. As I was measuring, considering length, and counting cables to make note of where those decreases were made so I could make them in the same place on the fronts, I discovered a mistake. Blahblahblah, what else is new? Blahblah, I ripped, blahblah, to a point before the decreases were made, blah. I'm actually a little further along than this picture shows, but it should be way more. My deadline is in three weeks!
Right from the very beginning, I was astounded at one particular statistic in my regular emails from Quitnet -- the number of cigarettes not smoked since the quit. In today's email, Day 189+, that number is 3783, which is very close to 4000, which is just freakin' crazy. You know what else that translates to? Time. I have difficulty counting cables, but I can multiply! Check my math. I usually smoked 'em fast -- people would comment on that and I'd joke about 2-minute cigarettes -- so 3783 cigs x 2:00 each = 7566 minutes (conservatively) that I've done something other than smoke. Seven thousand five-hundred sixty-six minutes divided by 60 minutes in an hour equals 126.1 HOURS (holy crap) divided by 24 hours in a day equals 5.25 damn DAYS. Quitnet tells me that I've saved/added, presumably to the end of my life, 28 days and 21 hours by not smoking, but that 5.25 days -- wow, that's huge, that's NOW! Fun with numbers -- it helps to motivate. The other number is money. Surprisingly, that one doesn't motivate me as much, but $661.50 isn't anything to scoff at, now, either. What could that buy besides yarn (that's a given and I've already rewarded myself with fiber aplenty)? A plane ticket? Where in the world would I go???