Friday, October 2, 2009

Same old me, just a different look.

Hi! I am over here now! I am having trouble at home accessing my old blog so I thought I would start fresh. I am going to be changing the banner and all that good stuff as I try and figure out how blogger works. So bear with me. Here is a funny story from yesterday:

So yesterday there was a blood drive at work. In the past I have always chickened out. I just couldn't bring my self to do it. Well yesterday I decided it was time. Plus I got a free lunch at a fancy restaurant out of it. I have done the blood work at the doctor's office before. You fill a couple of tubes of blood. No big deal. Well you have to fill a BAG of blood.

I go through all the steps. Read all the materials. Try to get out of it by saying "Well I did travel to the Virgin Islands on my honeymoon" does that count for being out of the country? Nope! Sigh.... So I go to the cot and I am good! They set me up, the blood is flowing freely. I am doing GREAT! Are we there yet I ask? Almost!!! I filled the bag, then they need more so they can make sure I am disease free and that's when I start to feel a little funny. And I tell them so. I break out in a sweat, I am light headed, my stomach is doing flip flops. They all rush around me with ice, fans and a paper bag for me to breath in. I am not even standing up at this point! Well I get my sea legs bag after about an hour. I dunno, I really don't think I want to do that again. I will if someone close to me needs it, but I did NOT like feeling that way AT ALL. So there you have it. I am still a big chicken!

Oh and another reason I haven't blogged much. RAVELRY SWAP FORUMS! I really need to step away. I am done (right after someone claims my yarn) Then back to regular blogging. I even have some knitting and some pictures to share of the Fingerlakes Fiber Festival I went to. later!


  1. Hiya! I gave blood like that once, and then I tried to do it again, but I was on some medicine for conjunctivitis and they didn't want it, and maybe once more and I had a cold... but I keep going back to how I'll again do just what you did if they actually suck a pint off of me, and so there, I'm a big chicken too.

  2. Ugh, just reading that makes me a little woozy. I can hardly have my blood taken at the doctor's office! It's not the sight of blood or anything, it's completely physiological, I just get really dizzy when I have my blood taken. I wish I could donate but there is no way I would make it through without passing out. Good on you for trying it!!

  3. I have never given blood, but I think I'm going to give it a shot, too! Hopefully it goes a little better for me..but I doubt it. ;o)

  4. I am intrigued by the swap forum, please do tell!?

  5. The shawl is beautiful. Hope the patterm will be available soon Arly