Oo, Adrienne just cut her finger doing dishes. My head swoons just thinking about it. I do not do blood. Or seeing my loved ones in pain for that matter. What I can do is call from the bedroom "What happened? Do you need me to come in there?" She knows that unless she cut her finger off she probably doesn't want me in there. And even then, she would probably just say call 9-11 (for the both of us). I just finished rubbing lotion on her non-cut hand, to try to take her mind off the hurt hand. I do what I can.
This reminds me of a time, three years ago, I received a phone call from Adrienne's work saying that Adrienne had been taken to the hospital. We learned that Adrienne had ovarian cysts and needed to have an operation. It was a 1 day procedure. I felt confident that I could handle this.
She went into surgery. Everything was going great. They called me to come and get her. They were told (read warned) that I don't do so great in trauma / recovery / blood! types of places. When I arrived to the hospital to get her, her blood pressure was very low and they decided it wasn't time yet to release her. The nurse led me to her, she was laying in a little space, only made so by a curtain and a bed. All around me, I could here people moaning about there wonky, cut up knee, and their head, this and that. Uh oh, feeling a little swoony. But I persisted. So, the nurse asks me "Would you like to help Adrienne get dressed?" I actually think that she suggested it. My ego wouldn't let me say what I really wanted to say -- which was hell no! all of these blood and guts, I gotta get out of here!" So, I walked towards Adrienne. She was a bit smile-y coming off all of the drugs, and happy that I was there to help. I helped lift her off of the bed. And then I saw all of the bandages! Uh oh. So, there we were, me clinging on to her trying not to faint, and her clinging to me, not being able to stand up because she had had major surgery on her abdomen region. As we rocked back to front, left to right, me, having at least the where with all to know that falling down with Adrienne would be horrible, I shuffled her over to her bed, all of 5 inches in that tiny space, seeing stars. Adrienne made me sit down, and then fed me one of her saltines. She leaned on her bed, and gingerly dressed herself.
The nurse came over, she put Adrienne in a wheelchair. I walked alongside as we went to the car. The nurse eyeing me cautiously -- I am sure running thorough her head some nursing code of ethics where there's a rule against releasing patients to people who faint at the sight of them -- and how that probably isn't the best idea. Oh yeah, not to mention that I was the one behind the wheel, and was to drive Adrienne home. Thankfully, it was a short drive.
A week ago, I went with the girls to the city. Urban Fauna Studio, a new fiber and yarn store was celebrating their grand opening. The store is very sweet and cozy with a nice selection of notions, needles, hand dyed fiber and yarn. Honestly, though, it was a bit hard for me to look around because there we so many knitters and spinners! It was great to see such a supportive turn-out. Ah, the fiber community, love those people. I will have to return to Urban Fauna Studio on another day when I can peruse the store a bit more.
The rest of the day was spent at Marlowe's house, doing fiber prep. Aija has been so inspiring with her combing and fiber prep that I was itching to get my hands on Marlowe's new combs. (thanks Marlowe!) Here are a few of the bundles I combed.And here is a bit of the yarn that I spun from the handcombed coopworth x romney. In an upcoming post I will write about what I plan to do with it and and a bit about the history of this fleece.
In Verb news, last Wednesday I added 2 new colors of silk, Apple and Shirley Temple to our online store. I was obsessed with drinking Shirley Temples when I was little. Sitting next to my Dad at the bar.
**** Big News ****
September is Verb’s 1st Anniversary.
To celebrate, in honor of my wonderful customers, everything in Verb’s store will be 15% off from September 9th until September 20th, 11:59 pm pst. This discount will be deducted at the time of check-out.
Plus, for all of the folks here in the Bay Area, we are going to throw a party.
Saturday, September 20th
2703 7th St #145*
Berkeley, CA 94710
*We are on the ground level, facing the Activspace parking lot.
We will be offering 15% off through out the day. Plus, their will be yummy snacks and beverages.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the past year! This truly has been a dream of mine, and to watch it unfold is truly remarkable. And, to see your projects and use of the product, so inspiring.
**** Cheers! *****
Sometime tonight, between midnight PST and 9am PST, I will post the coupon code necessary to redeem your 15% discount. There is not limit to how many times you can use this coupon between now and the 20th. Talk to you soon!