Saturday, May 12, 2007

I Need A Favor...

I'm really sorry to bother you on a weekend and all. I know you're probably really busy. But I was just wondering... Have any of the following events of import happened over the past 24 hours:

*Flaming meteors crashing into conveniently empty fields?

*A sudden outbreak of world peace?

*Sheep Food recalls?

*Isolated, but increasing zombie attacks?

*The discovery of a cure for upper arm jiggle?

*New shoe trends?

If so, could you drop me a note? I'd really appreciate it. Sheepie's been out of the loop since yesterday afternoon thanks to the intervention of her favorite family physician and her magic prescription pad. After a full week of snuffling, coughing and a marked lack of uninterrupted sleep, I finally went to visit Dr. Judy and asked for a supply of the hard stuff. The over-the-counter cough remedies weren't doing the job and I can't really take antihistamines at night. I'm one of the unlucky few who gets the jitters rather than the sleepies. Conversely, I can take in as much caffeine as you want to hand me and sleep like a baby. I can sometimes offset the effects of the cold medications by drinking coffee and such, but I was really too tired to play Mad Scientist every night around midnight and fiddle with formulas to determine "how much is enough." It was time for the big guns...

And thus began The Big Sleep. Thanks to a little of the narcotic-based cough syrup, Sheepie's head hit the pillow last night rather hard and I've been in and out ever since. The results of all this hard-core resting is a much less congested Sheep. But, I fear I may have missed a few things. For all I know, we are now owned by Belgium and I'm flying the wrong flag. If there is anything I should know, please give me the 411.

My codeine daze has not been particularly conducive to much knitting. I've done a few rows on the sweet, striped sockie, but that's about it. I have, however, been spinning up a storm! Spinning is one of those things that I do well even without full faculties. The time just flies by and suddenly, I find myself with another bobbin of spindle-spun Shire blend. It's like magic!






And now I have twins!
Don't be too impressed, though. Even as I was congratulating myself quite heartily on my accomplishment, I realized that I had tucked away another ounce of the fiber for traveling spinning. I really thought I was done... But that's OK. I loooooove this particular blend and could spin it forever. Not once while I was working with it did I think, "It's time for something new!" There's just something about a Wooly Wonka fiber....
Tomorrow there will be a little break in the medication and fiber fondling, though. I'll be joining Mommy and Daddy Sheep for lunch to celebrate Mother's Day through the consumption of seafood. I should also probably go to the grocery store at some point while I'm out and about. The larder is a bit bare.
And Sheep cannot live on prescription cold medications alone.
SA

15 comments:

trek said...

Nope, no meteorites, nor zombies here. Still have a sick kid, but you don't want one of those.

Mia said...

"The Big Sleep" ::laughing:: I had a little of that myself so if anyone DOES alert you of anything.. make sure and let me know too ::laughing::

But while resting, I DID peruse the new Knitpicks catalog and I'm thinkin' I HAVE to make the Doctor's Bag shown on the back cover.. to carry around all my own doctorin' stuff, ya know *grin*

And now.. I think it may be time for another little pill hehehe

And glad you're feeling better Sheepie!

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen or heard of anything. I could use a swig of that sleep inducing stuff. I am tired and no one will let me sleep.
Happy Mother's Day to Mommy Sheep
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Sheila said...

No news worth mentioning.
Mia is responsible for a new must knit on my list...that doctor's bag is cute!! I don't like the green they used for the model, but "mist" loos promising.

Beth said...

That must be good stuff!

Wendy said...

Glad you're feeling better! Now only if I could get some sleep. I have the same symptoms and may have to ask for the big guns as well.

April said...

The new zombie movie, "28 Weeks Later", is out. Does that count as momentous?

Apparently these zombies can RUN.

Lorraine said...

You're so lucky you can take the hard stuff. Codeine is forbidden for me (drat) so I'm stuck hacking and coughing. No signs of the dreaded monkey pox? Get well really soon!

missemilysmom said...

Have not seen any of those things! Although I am with you on the sniffles! Luckily mine went away and Em's when daddy stopped clearing the land out back!! It was terrible! Still a little sniffly but not too bad! But now daddy has them :0) Still trying to find time to knit!!

Cathy said...

Nothing new here... but I did get a kick of the rock's pose. And spinning is delightful!

DS said...

Mother S; "You didn't tell me that Sheep was joining us for lunch today!"

Daddy S; "I thought it would be a nice surprise. How did you know?"

MS; "I read it in her her blog."

DS; "That wasn't what I had in mind."

MS; "Well, I was surprised when I read it. Maybe The Sheep will pay for lunch."

DS; "Yeah, sure!"

Sheepish Annie said...

Oops...

Milly said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. I totally understand, codine makes me hyper and starbucks puts me to sleep, go figure!
The quartz yarn is awesome!

Bobbi said...

glad to hear you're feeling better! and yea for spinning!

B said...

Hope you are feeling better by now! I need one of those big sleeps myself - maybe if I dosed up each of the kids, I could get it ;-)
Hope you had a nice time with your mommy and daddy sheep!
And as far as I know, there were no meteorites or world peace or food recalls, but my dd did sleepwalk on Saturday night, so something was in the air ....