Oh the things I do for a good picture. Had to clean this window sill y'all. Maybe I should do the rest of it now huh?
But that might interfere with the plying of these three pretty balls of undyed singles. They look like scoops of vanilla ice cream now and the next time you see them you'll still think they look good enough to eat. I'm making a 3-ply and then dyeing it. There will be 100g plus a tiny bit. Definitely enough for a scarf. So soft. So squishy. So delicious. This is the first time I've been afraid to dye yarn. Because of what it took to get to this point. I really wish now that I had dyed the wool first but oh well. I didn't know what it was going to become. Keep your fingers crossed for me that I don't hate the yarn after it's dyed.
And in the "Stuffing Medication Into a Small Child Challenge"....
THE APPLESAUCE TRICK: I really should send a present to Ann since she suggested the applesauce trick in my comments but I wasn't thinking of mixing liquid into it, she was talking about crushing chewables, I think - then someone at Jeff's office suggested mixing the medication into applesauce. So really who knows where the concept began but it's what we are doing to get Emeline to take her medicine.
We did get the new prescription. The one that's supposed to be strawberry flavored or something? Uh, I think it's lemon. There are two good things about this medication. She only takes it once a day and she only has to take one teaspoon. The other med is twice a day and 1.75 teaspoons. When Jeff brought the new med home from the pharmacy I saw that he paid $20 for it. I thought, What, there must be a mistake - we've met our prescription deductible for the year already. I looked further at the receipt and it stated that the regular price for this antibiotic is $111 for the bottle!!! One teaspoon per day for ten days - that's $11 per teaspoon and she's spitting the stuff out!?? To quote Norma, I said something like GOLLY! What I really want to know is why the doctor's office didn't suggest the applesauce trick before prescribing this million dollar medication?
So the first night I tried giving Emeline the medicine and she wouldn't have anything to do with it. I ended up pouring it into her mouth during a wide open mouthed screaming jag. Of course you know I'm in a complete panic while I'm holding her arms down and her head is thrown back and I'm pouring this into her mouth because she will probably end up choking to death on her medicine or something. I really hate those moments.
The next night (Tuesday) I mixed it into about 1/3 cup of applesauce and she was perfectly happy to eat every last bit and would probably lick the bowl if I let her. I was just thrilled that she ate it. Same thing happened tonight. Whew. The applesauce trick worked.