Wednesday, September 27, 2006

CSI NY New Episode 9/27/06

Does anyone else watch CSI: NY? I think this season may just be interesting. I know that some people like shows that pay more attention to the cases than to the personal lives of the characters. I like the personal sides. I like to get to know the characters, their backgrounds, their relationships, their lives. I think it makes the show more human, more real. This particular episode "Not What It Looks Like" was interesting in the last few minutes of the episode.
Danny shows that side of himself that we all know and love by asking Lindsay if she knows what she is doing. Telling her that they have undercovers to do that part of the job and she doesn't have to risk herself. He listened intently for clues and when she was made he was the first to realize it. Then, rushing in, the scenes showing Stella going for the bad guys first but Danny going for Lindsay first. They are sucking us in to this Danny Lindsay obsession. And that hug at the very end? Classic move to get us to watch more and more.
I like the idea of Danny and Lindsay hooking up. The flirting is cute and I understand stretching out hookups so that people keep watching, but I want to see this one happen already! Haha! I am just impatient because The Office has no hookup, Bones - no hookup, CSI - no hookup, House - no hookup. I have no romance this season! And, if you know me, you know I am a sucker for romance.
So, Danny and Lindsay. Please tell me there are other people out there who want these two to get together. Mack with the new ME is okay, but I have nothing invested in her. I don't know her. To me she is a new character and I can take her or leave her right now because I know nothing about her. Flack is hot and needs someone, but I think his character needs a little bit of development first. Stella, well, after that last relationship from last season I think she needs a break. Maybe for this whole season. But Lindsay? I like her. That small town girl who is strong enough to hold her own in a new, big city. She has built in character. And Danny, we know he was the tough guy from the wrong side of the tracks making good now. He has heart. A caring side. I think those 2 have chemistry best explored more in a relationship that happens this season.
So - the powers that be - if you read this know that I will still watch if the D/L hookup happens because I will just be thankful for SOME romance in this television season!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Okay, premiere week recap, knitting & injury updates

I actually have pictures to post this time around.

Knitting - I am currently working on My So Called Scarf. It is going quick, whenever I decide to pick it up. The stitch pattern was very easy to memorize (this is great!) and the Manos is very nice to knit with. I thought it would be too scratchy at first, but not so far. The color is really pretty and I am glad I am finally getting around to this. I may just figure out a pattern to knit a hat version out of the scarf since I do not have the knitting magazine with Cross Hat-ch in it. I will post pics of the scarf progress when I get home today and a pick of the hat should I ever do it.

- I have also swatched for the Beaded Cami. I bought some pink silk yarn blend from ebay earlier this month. The gauge was dead on! This was very exciting for me. Now, I have to decide if I want to review the pattern and rewrite it so I can knit it in the round or just knit on straight needles and fight through the seaming process. I will decide this weekend.

- I have also received the Homespun yarn I bought on ebay as well for my grandma's friend's aghan. She requested a white afghan for her birthday in November. Considering that I have ADD when it comes to knitting, I do not think I will actually complete it in time for her birthday. But I will give it my best effort. In addition to the white request, she also wants it to be sparkly. I have some beads, but now I am thinking about using a metallic carry along yarn instead and maybe using a lacy type of boarder with the metallic yarns. This may add just the right enough of sparkle. I will post progress once I start it.

Injury update:
It has now been 10 weeks since the accident, 9 weeks since the surgery. This means it has been 10 weeks since I have walked, put weight on my left foot, driven a car, gotten up on my own without some type of human or other assistance. I am hoping that in a few weeks I will be given the okay to walk. I am also hoping that it will not be too painful when that time comes.
I have an appointment next week to take another x-ray of my ankle. All in all, I have been feeling pretty good. My back (hip) and right leg have been giving me some trouble. Numbness, pain, tingling feelings. Aside, from that I am doing okay. I sleep without the boot on my left ankle and that is going well. When I get home I immediately remove the boot and this gives quite a bit of comfort to have it out. I have good flexion and extension (up and down movements) without too much discomfort. It still swells vastly and makes it uncomfortable to move at those times. I am getting around well enough, though.
Since being back to work (August 7) I have only missed one full day of work. The first week back I worked half days, but have been working full time since then.
I have pictures of my foot when it swells (usually when I get home from work). I have been thinking about posting it on here, but I am still thinking about it. haha.
To all the people who have left comments about their talus fractures and encouragement to get better - THANKS! It is greatly appreciated. And I am sure it is a relief to all the other people out there (lurkers, you know who you are) to know that they are not alone with their injury and recovery woes.

Now - for the exciting stuff! Television!
Last night was the season premieres of My Name Is Earl, The Office, Grey's Anatomy, and CSI. Okay, I have not watched CSI yet, but it is on my list for Saturday morning television. I like to save some of my favorites for the weekend when the husband is still sleeping (usually because there are NOT his favorites.)

First - The Office
* I thought that the "Okay" was a little bit of genius and a little bit of WTF. My take is that Jim already knew Pam's answer. He knew what she was going to say at that point, but decided to put it on the line anyways. He had to give it one last shot. He knew she felt the same way, at least some of it. And though she was still getting married, he would have that moment.
* I am not so sure about the Stamford office thing. The Office (Scranton) is not quite the same. And I think letting Michael get so over-the-top with the conference room (the hug and kiss) was a way to show how things are without Jim. He was, after all, the guy who kept Michael in check while still making him feel like he was in control. Ahh, Jim, we miss you.
* Rashida's roll, I hear, is supposed to be a love interest for Jim this season. Knowing this going in to this episode I was curious to see what role she would play in the opening episode. Also, going in to this episode made me not like her already since I am a Jim and Pam devotee. The imitating Jim was a genius move though. She had it dead on and it was funny. We will see how he wins her over and how it all plays out.
* The view - dark, grey, dreary. Great!
* Jim in a suit. Aww, our boy is all grown up!
* "It pays to be gay"
* Angela was extra repulsive. I am not so sure about making her as ignorant as she was. I understand it was completely in character, but I still did not like it.
* Meredith and the hand sanitizer!
* Phyllis and Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration.
* "My house now has 2 toasters"
* "That'll show them" Ryan regarding not being a temp.

Okay, enough of the Office obsession

Grey's Anatomy:
* "I am in love with you. So, you have a decision to make because when I had a decision to make I made the wrong one." This is what it means Meredith!
* Christina crying? Umm, I don't see it. When she lost the baby, I saw it. This time, I didn't see it.
* I know he is only signed for 6 episodes but "My hat is in the ring" Chris O'Donnell is gorgeous. Though I want Meredith and McDreamy to be together, I think being with Finn for a bit is not such a bad idea.

Alright, I really have a lot more to say, but I have to get back to work. More later - after I watch CSI tomorrow morning!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

One More Month Down

I know, I know, it has been a month since the last post. Apparently, even being injured has not improved my blogging skills. This is a quick update for anybody who cares. I am out of the cast now - I actually got out of it 4 days ahead of schedule. Dr. Heier was kind enough to take me out of it a few days early. I actually went in to see Dr. Guess about my back and Dr. Heier was kind enough to check to see what I was doing in the office not seeing him. So, he agreed to take the cast off. I am in a boot (you know the one, it looks like a huge black ski boot). This is 100% removable, which means I can sleep, lounge and shower without something covering my leg/foot. It is still too soon to tell if AVN will set in, but we have high hopes that it won't.
I am working full time, 40 hours a week just as usual. I am using a Roll-A-Bout to get around. So, no more wheelchair - THANK GOODNESS! I am still not able to walk, but at least I can get around on my own for the most part
Now for the problems.
My foot still swells to about twice its size on a daily basis. Everyday that I go to work, go shopping, or am not in bed with my leg propped up means my foot, ankle and calf will be swollen for hours before it decreases in size to something closer to resembling a human foot.
My skin is still very dry. The day the cast came off it looked horrendous. It was scaly and sensitive. My skin was tight where the dry skin was not shedding and loose where it was. My foot is still very itchy and not quite healed. I am suspicious that this has a lot to do with the fact that my foot still swells thereby stretching the healthy skin. This causes my skin to dry out and break. Oh, the itching is bad.
My back (really it is my hip and tailbone area) are still very bothersome. In fact, some movements of my leg cause a deep, shooting, nerve pinching pain down my leg. This is very uncomfortable and makes me very cautious about moving around, even when I am lying down. I also have pain while on the roll-a-bout. My right leg and inner thigh hurt constantly when I am it. Getting on and off is painful, though moving around on it is bearable. Most of the pain was concentrated on my right side, but has been becoming more bothersome on my left side as of late.
Okay, so that is enough of the injury updates. Now on to the fun stuff.
I have been knitting as of late and have some projects in mind. This weekend I will post pictures. Yes, I said pictures. These will be of in-progress projects as well as some pics of my post cast foot in case anybody is interested on what to expect if they are going through the same talus fracture woes.
More updates this weekend. I will keep everyone posted. I am going to try to post more often to see if I can keep up with the 4 post requirement for SP9 before I sign up for it. I really enjoyed SP7 and am really looking forward to taking part in another one.