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I Have an Itch…

A collection of random thoughts because I’ll forget to blog about it all later:

– I had a Chemistry quiz yesterday, and she had the answer key on the desk for us to view when we turned it in. I might have made a 99 because I keep getting my significant figures jacked up on my answers, and I put 2.77 instead of 2.8 or something crazy like that. Otherwise, I rocked it. Whoo hoo! I love Chemistry.

– The same can not be said for Biology. I was really dreading today’s test, and I walked out once again really unsure of my grade. It was 66 multiple choice questions plus two essay questions. I am really starting to hate multiple choice questions. I did ok on the material from Chapter 12, the Cell Cycle, and I lucked out as that was an essay option. I wrote a page worth of stuff on it. The Cell Cycle is the beginning of our work on DNA and genetics and so forth, and I am looking forward to the upcoming material.

– Speaking of writing, in the never ending drama of my hand pain, not only do I have Carpal Tunnel, I also have De Quervain’s Disease in my right thumb. Irritated by all the writing I am doing this semester. (You know, the pushing a pen on paper type of writing.) The fun never ends. I’ll share more about the latest hand saga later because there is so much more to say. I think I may have this disease, but Iยดm not sure, I was reading this reportshealthcare article and it may be serious.

– Of course, since my hand is in a splint and my knitting is very limited, I *really* want to knit right now. BAD. I know what I want to knit. I want to get my hands on the yarn right at this very second. GAH! But I can’t. Because my damn thumb is numb most of the time, and knitting isn’t a good thing.

– I will take my knitting with me while I go visit Kymberlie. Her Dad is out of surgery, the cancer seems to have been contained within his kidney, and the prognosis is good. He was in recovery when we talked earlier.

– Speaking of knitting, I’m gathering my thoughts on a series of “How to get started” posts. Tips and tricks and all sorts of goodies!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

9 replies on “I Have an Itch…”

Does the knitting aggrivate your carpel tunnel? Everything I do with my hands aggrivates mine, especially writing, crocheting, drawing, etc. Just curious. Sounds like you’ve got a lot going on. Hope you find some relief for your hand pains soon.

i can’t believe you have all those wrist/hand problems and still knit. i had CT and tendonitis BAD when i played saxophone. it led to my quitting and not following my dream of at least trying to be a professional classical saxophonist. and then i took up writing. and knitting. i hope i never have it as bad as you do though…

Yes! I can’t wait to see that. Target’s $1 spot has a few small books and small bunches of cool yarn that I was tempted to buy but I hesitated because even though it was only $1, I didn’t want to buy it if I was going to screw it up by not getting some pointers first. I was going to buy all the books and boatload of yarn. Good thing I waited, hopefully Target will wait for me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Okay, maybe I can leave a comment now without it telling me that I just left a comment. ๐Ÿ˜›

I think I’m pretty sure I have all the basic knitting supplies down, but I’m sure I’ve missed something. I can’t wait to see what your basics are. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hey, I just had this thought. Does your biology prof have a policy against those little mini-recorders? If not, since he basically reads off his slides, would having one of those help you with the massive amount of writing, and then you could just write down highlights that you particularly wanted to emphasize? I figured that if he’s essentially reading the darn things to you, recording them would work as well as writing all of it down.

Unfortunately, he is so quiet I’m not sure if a recorder would really pick up his voice. Plus, I tried that out the last time I was in college – and I never listened to the recordings. Listening to him any more than is absolutely required might make me claw my eyes out. GAH!

Since he tests out of the book, I just need to be better about reading it ahead of schedule and then reading it again before the test. I still don’t like having to memorize so much stuff – but I will be taking BioII in the spring, so I better get used to it!

Hey! Congrats on your test, sounds like you did pretty great!!

I sympathize with you about your thumb and hand, I am just starting to get carpal tunnel in my right hand from this computer use abuse.

I use a Thermoskin wrap for my wrist that keeps me from having to have surgery. I love it, maybe something they have will work for you too??

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