Wednesday, March 29, 2006

yet another example of why I love my family....

I occasionally use my parent's address for packages sent through the mail, and my most recent order of board review books and a few just-released knitting titles are waiting for me at their house. Tonight this arrived in my email....

"Dear Ms. MedStudent,
This is the L.Central Bookstore notifying you that your books are in.
They are available for pick up any time after 5:00 on Thursday, at which time a roast chicken
dinner will be served at the bookstore. This is a service provided for our most valued
Have a nice day,
LCB Proprietor"

A home-cooked meal and knowing that my books are safe? I'm lucky.

The sockapaloooza socks have been restarted and are well underway. Does anyone know how Lorna's Laces socks wash (machine washing) if a lace pattern is used...? My pal wants a pair that are easy to care for, and tonight it occurred to me that the lace might not wash well.

(I am house-sitting with the fattest and cuddliest cat I've yet to take care of. She's the black and white one that I posted below and she hates that I knit; she takes it personally that my hands are doing something other then scratching her head. In order to be a step above the needles she joins me on my lap and works her way up my chest, progressively, so that it's nearly impossible for me to use my arms. If it weren't so cute it'd be annoying. Eventually she gives up and goes away, but she's persistent enough to have tried four times this evening, all during one Law&Order episode. I gave in. Now that I'm not knitting, she has no real interest in me. She'll find me tonight once all of the lights are out and I'm safely snuggled into bed - somehow she knows how to determine the moment when I've just fallen asleep because that's when she'll show up to cuddle in with me. Having to get out of bed before her in the morning is awful, and more than once I've woken her up and shooed her out of bed. If I have to be up, I figure she does too.)

(I have much more to ramble about (in the areas of knitting, medicine and the ever popular "life in general") but no time. Pediatrics has started. I have to be at the hospital by 7am. (Which, incidentally, after the time change this weekend will feel like 6am...I am not excited about next Monday morning.) I have been falling asleep well before my usual bedtime, and the alarm goes off way too early. Rambling will happen at some point in the future.)


Blogger J. said...

what can I order to be a valued customer as well... roast chicken like a sounds great service to provide.

7:47 AM  
Blogger Pumpkinmama said...

What a cute note from the rents. I have a pair of LL in a moderatly lacey pattern that wash up just fine - not as crisp looking as when first knit, but no real issues.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous jess said...

I love that note from home, enjoy the meal!

That cat sounds just like mine, so jealous of knitting too! She just interrupeted my progess whilst I was watching television... I too gave up.

9:09 AM  
Anonymous kat with a k said...

Such a cute note! Looking forward to more ramblings soon.

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Jackie said...

That's really sweet :) Isn't it fabulous knowing that there's a home cooked meal waiting for you?

Good luck with your pediatrics next week! 7am(6am) is SO EARLY!

10:18 AM  
Blogger Abi said...

I've been following your blog for a month or so, and it really gives me hope that when I hit the wards in a year I can still ATTEMPT to stay sane. Looking forward to your ramblings!

11:05 AM  
Blogger margene said...

My LL socks wash nicely and look great. I do hang them to dry, however. Enjoy your time with mom and dad!

11:20 AM  
Blogger Cari said...

I've machine-washed one pair of LL lace socks and only handwashed another and I have to say the lace stays much nicer when handwashed.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Jocele said...

What a great note. I've never knit with LL, but am entrigued. Enjoy the peds rotation. I loved mine and wanted to be a pediatrician after it. Just like I wanted to be an obstetrician and a family doc after each of those rotations. Never wanted to be a surgeon though. Good thing family med is all encompassing.

3:43 PM  
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10:44 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Roast chicken, yum. 7am, eh? I can relate to that.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

Enjoy that roast chicken tonight. Take care of yourself. If you can't find nice hospitals in the northeast, feel free to head for the mid-Altantic for a while. I've got a guest/wool room, two cuddly cats, and two spinning wheels.

9:24 AM  

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