Friday, May 18, 2007

The Rare Friday Post!

I generally take Fridays off from blogging. You know...just to rest the creative muse. And because Hysterical Mind worries that everyone will get sick of me if I hang out too much on your computers. But she's had a few other things to worry about lately so I think I can squeak this one in before she notices.

I just had to thank everyone for all the nice birthday/get well wishes that have come in over the past couple of days. It really meant a great deal to me to have so many commenters step up with the kind words To say that it wasn't the best birthday I've ever had would be an understatement. But I made the most of it, enjoyed my little cake with a side of codeine and partook of the yummy Lindt chocolates that were given to me by one of my teaching assistants. There are worse ways to spend a day! It was a very, very big bag of chocolates!

I'm also grateful for all the emails that came in today from people who wanted to check in and see how I was doing. It hasn't been a bad day overall. My fever seems to have stabilized at around 99 degrees and, despite a great deal of pain last night, I've been pretty comfortable for most of the day. I have had my x-rays, but won't know anything until next week given that it is Friday. I'm 50/50 on the Monkey Pox diagnosis at this point and hoping for the best. I even made it to the grocery store to lay in a few supplies. The kitties will be fed and The Sheep has more milk for the milkshakes. We're good!

Not having slept well last night, I knew that I'd be sleeping quite a bit today. But, in between naps that were well-supervised by The Big, Fluffy Kitty, I twirled my spindle and plied a little bit more of The Shire blend.





Prescription cough syrup is great for spinning. You're so relaxed and happy...
The second batch of this fiber is looking as yummy as the first and I can't wait to finish it all up. I want to make something!!!!! It is soft and has this lovely shimmer to it. Part of that is from the little bit of angelina in there. The rest is from the fiber itself. I may have to make a nightie or something...I actually want to sleep in this stuff!!!!! (that could be the cough syrup talking, but it really is a nice, soft fiber.)
For the weekend, I'm hoping to switch projects for a short bit and get a start on my Wooly Wonka Exotic Fiber Club rambouillet. I have never before joined an on-line club or or anything like that. I tend to worry that I'll look less than competent as compared to the other members working on the project. But this one was too good to resist! I joined as an early birthday present to myself, actually. It's a gift that will keep on giving for months to come!
See? Not such a bad birthday, really. A few glitches here and there. But there were some nice things and what more can a girl ask for?
SA

12 comments:

trek said...

Chocolate and milkshakes and fibery stuff - life's best!

Mouse said...

Glad you're doing ok even with the Monkey Pox. I'm still rockin' the Squirrel Pox over here (aka. strep throat) and its not any fun because I don't have any of that medicated cough syrup you seem to like.

Anonymous said...

You sound better. I think you did a great job making the best of your sick day. Enjoy the weekend.
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

Julie said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling a bit better. Hopefully, this is the beginning of the end of this illness. According to the weather forecast, it's going to be a perfect weekend for hunkering down and doing nothing but napping, spinning, knitting, and of course eating the chocolate. Take care of yourself.

Jeanne said...

Oooh pretty yarn...

kmkat said...

Very pretty yarn, yes, indeedy. (Is it Freudian that I ALWAYS type "yearn" for "yarn"?) Anyway. I remember that prescription cough syrup back from my college days when I was a smoker and would get bronchitis; yes, it is an extremely Happy Substance. Enjoy. Glad you are somewhat better; hoping for more improvement posthaste.

Beth said...

Your spinning looks great!

crzjane said...

Happy to hear you fever is lower. Spinning is looking really good. Get lots of rest, get better!

Angie said...

Glad to hear your holding your own, SA. Here's hoping the Monkey pox goes away quietly.

Sheila said...

It sounds as if the nasties are on their way out. You sure did make the best of your birthday, considering the fever and all.
I thought of you yersterday....the local firemen are collecting donations for MD at busy intersections. Every sentence I've tried to add here makes me sound like a perv, so I'll leave it at that.

Keep improving, Sheepish.

Bobbi said...

ah! I stay way for a day and I miss the return of the Dreaded Monkey Pox and your Birthday! I hope you feel better soon and Happy Birthday a day too late!

Knittymama said...

Birthday? I'm so behind! Maybe we shouls all chip in for a lifetime supply of Echinaecia for you?? :-)

Anyway, a happy happy one to you!!