Monday, January 30, 2006

Two snippets...

I've started the Examination of the Newborn Course - lots of work, more than I'd thought. At the back of the classroom, I was nibbling at some 'hemp seeds' as recommended by Dr Gillian Keith as a 'healthy snack' and offered some to my fellow students. Back came the retort from Wendy: "no thanks, I'm driving"! Damn, why am I never as sharp as that?

One of my clients has PUPPs (Try googling it!). This is horribly itchy and a real pain if you're pregnant. Smearing juice from the Aloe plant is reckoned to be a good cure - so I passed on this tip. Aforementioned client duly trots off to plant shop where some geezer fobbed her off with a cactus instead of an aloe plant. Can you imagine? She has been smearing essence of cactus all over her belly, not to mention dealing with the spikes!? Of course it didn't work. When she finally realised her mistake and got the right plant it worked a treat

6 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Terri,

The main reason I did the mad increasing on my sock ribbing is because I was using 6ply and used far less stitches than if I was using 4ply. So I got nervous thinking they would be too tight to get over my heel!

Although it hurts... I'm knitting for England for the Olympics. ;-P

I love Sydney, I had a black lab in Oz and miss her terribly but at least I do have mad Max the border collie to keep me entertained! :-)

TutleyMutley said...

Border collies are so intelligent - they get bored very easily... NOw my Syd (named after Sydney coz he was born during the Olympics!) is a dog of very little brain. I have his mum, Tilly, too - I was her midwife!

Nic said...

LMAO at the cactus plant. Poor woman but I just have visions of her trying to get the juice out of it, while avoiding spikes.

ra said...

Examination of the newborn???? is this not taking the obsession with testing children and S.A.T.S. to new levels of silliness?

HazelNutcluster said...

Tutters, I hope all this extra work isn't going to mean you're not going to get any knitting or blogging done ;)

TutleyMutley said...

Oh Ra - LMAO - most mums and dads want a basic check of heart, lungs and fiddly bits :-) NO marks out of ten for you.
And, no, Nuttykins, I'm knitting in the back row of class - helps me concentrate you know. Must update my blog later...