First of all, thank you so much for the well wishes while I was sick last week. Having a cold, and trying to watch the munchkin, is almost more than one body can handle.
Now, I have to make an admission. I'm currently seeing a chiropractor for my back, which has been out of whack for quite awhile. My back is feeling much better after several weeks of adjustments. But what I've never really believed in was the ability of a chiropractor to "heal" a person of other ailments, their arguement being that if the neurological "connections" are being pinched (i.e. problems in the spine causing "short-circuits") that they can "cure" all sorts of issues from allergies and colds, etc. just with spinal adjustments. Some of it makes sense, but I've always been a skeptic. Until now. Now I'm not so sure anymore. My cold was gone, truly gone, in three days. My sinuses cleared faster than ever (usually I get a sinus infection that lasts weeks), and they treated my chest congestion with some doo-hickey machine that heats your head and/or chest on the inside, which felt very nice. Has anyone else had this experience?
Now, I'm not saying stop seeing your doctor. I think I'll treat this as a sort of addition to regular care. Kind of like going in for acupuncture.
On to what I've been up to in the meantime.
Saturday was a wonderful day. Hubby took the munchkin to see the MIL at noon, and by 5pm I was at this month's Snack and Sew (click here for details from the last one I attended). This is the highlight of my month. I was so excited to learn how to use my new serger and make some more clothes for the munchkin. Oh, sigh. The serger is in the shop. Apparently one of the tension wheels is not cooperating, will not hold the tension, so the stitching isn't working. Anne at NeedleNook, where the Snack N Sew is held, sent me to see Dan at A-1 Singer Sewing here in Wichita. Let me tell you, true customer service still exists in small pockets of this country. He's going to look at it and get it back to me in a few days, no charge, even though we didn't even buy it there. And he carries the needles for it, which is rare from what I read online. I have heard of people not being able to find these needles even in New York shops and having to buy them online.
Oh, back to my sewing...here's the finished product...
(Just the shirt, not the pants) Again, if you have kids, I highly, highly recommend the Kwik Sew books. There's one for babies, toddlers, and children, plus one for women. It is $20 well spent, as each book has patterns for t-shirts, sweatshirts, pants, shorts, skirts, and dresses. The baby book also has patterns for fitted sheets, bibs, etc. And they are so easy!