This is just to say

A few weeks ago I passed a kidney stone. This caused a UTI that did not respond to two rounds of different antibiotics, and I now have infection in both kidneys. The technical term for this is pyelonephritis. Major symptoms that I’m now dealing with are lowered body temp and exhaustion. I’m cold, and very tired, and sleeping a lot.

I hate resting, as there are so many more interesting things to do, but I’m resting anyway. I’ve been warned to take this seriously, and so I am. Audiobooks and knitting are keeping me somewhat sane. Tonia is taking good care of me. I hope to be on the mend soon, at which time you will hear from me again.


I’m a serial maker of podcasts, and many things that are not podcasts. I love playing with yarn, fibre and cloth. I will never accept that furniture in my living room only goes two ways. Almost every night, I dream about houses.


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Copy and paste the URL into the media player you use, and all will be well. I promise.

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  1. 7.16.21
    Emma said:

    That sounds very unfun. Sympathy, and wishing you a speedy recovery!

    • 7.26.21
      Tania Anderson said:

      Hope you recover soon.

      • 8.2.21
        Brenda said:

        Thank you! I’m feeling much better this week.

  2. 7.18.21
    Jen C said:

    Oh you poor thing. Thank goodness for knitting and Tonia. Here’s to a fast recovery.

  3. 8.1.21
    Prue Hill said:

    Here is something to cheer you up: A Japanese artist creates miniature dioramas:

    • 8.2.21
      Brenda said:

      That is some dedication to small worlds. Thanks, Prue, for sharing.