Thursday, December 06, 2007


Here's a thumbnail of my week so far:

1 trip to the ER
1 kidney infection
2 kidneys with multiple stones
3 rejections in as many days
Rain. High winds. Rain. Flooding. Rain.

I'm tired, I'm sick, and I can't seem to get my poems in the right place at the right time. Bah. Humbug. (That's for the above, not for Christmas, which is the one redeeming aspect of this moment in time)

In brighter news, I'm getting ready to mail off two skeins each of Misti Alpaca Lace to two lucky winners as part of the Yarn Harlot's karmic balancing/thank you to those who raised all that money for Doctors Without Borders. It's beautiful yarn, purchased at Foothills Flock & Fiber in Hood River, and I'm thrilled to be able to pass it along to knitters who will (hopefully) appreciate it (because me and laceweight - not such a good combination). Let the karma roll...


Liz said...

Hi Sharon,

Sure hope you are feeling better. A bad spell always comes in bouts of threes...
I know what you mean about pairing off poems with the right mags. Best of luck with it all...and pop over to 10:10 when you can, it would be lovely to have your company there.

take care,

michi said...

oh no, sharon! *big hug*

sending gooooood vibes,


Bebe said...


I hope you get to feeling better, drink lots of water and I am sending lots of positive and creative vibes for the matching of poems to mags.


:) brenda

Anonymous said...

truly, this week has been an epidemic! except you're having my kidney summer this winter. feel better soon! lots of hugs & hot tea (and cranberry everything).

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Liz - I sooo wanted to join in 10:10 last week! I'm feeling better, but still sick and get exhausted easily. I'll be back to the forums after Christmas, for sure, though. Thanks for the good wishes!

Michi - Thanks, and right back at you!

Brenda - The vibes are working! I got an acceptance from Cider Press Review today! Thanks for thinking of me.

Nicole - Oh no, do you have stones too?! It really takes it out of you, doesn't it? Thanks!

H.E.Eigler said...

Hope you feel better asap Sharon! That yarn is a lovely color. Someone will make something beautiful from it!

Anonymous said...

Take care, feel better, stay as warm and dry as you can. I am thinking of you.

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Thanks, Heather and Easywriter! I'm starting to feel better, though the stones haven't passed yet. I'm even thinking about getting back to writing soon...

Maryanne Stahl said...

Hey, Sharon! Hope you are feeling much better soon. I too had a trip to the ER around the same time. Gsllbladder stones. Surgery Dec. 27. Bah Humbug!

Here's to good health in 2008!

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Oh no, Maryanne, I'm so sorry to hear this! I'll be sending lots of good vibes on the 27th for a speedy recovery.