I’ve been sick and I have been for days and and I’ve been hiding that from you. I was only able to pull that off because I had a few posts mostly, kind of, sort of done. They just need to be finished off and published. But now I’m out of those and I’m just coming out from under it all so I guess its time to fess up and admit that I had the bird flu-ebola-hantavirus-dengay fever this week. So no (real) post for you, just some ramblings a few pictures.
Some of you will be worried but that’s only because you are soft, sympathetic souls who switch into mommy-mode at the smallest sign of distress. I could probably talk you into coming over and making my bed for me. (I won’t.) So for the ones who worry: I’m okay. I went through the whole typical viral assault and now I’m okay. You know how colds go. At first the only one who knows you are sick is you. You have no outward symptoms but you feel like dog doo-doo. At this stage if you tell anyone you’re sick, or try to call in sick to work, people think you are faking because you seem perfectly fine to them. Inside you know that you are dying. By the next day you have a fever and you look like death on the outside as well. Then the sympathy comes. You get told “oh no!” and “get some rest” and “you poor thing”. After the fever breaks, and your body has won the war, all that dead virus has to come out of you. You are coughing and snotting your way through the day leaving a trail of phlegm-y tissues in your wake. That’s when the sympathy dries up and no one wants anything to do with you. That’s when you are officially sick. But actually you’re on the mend, you’re okay, and and you know you’re not going to die. That’s where I was yesterday. Today I’m only a little bit officially sick. I manage to pick up my snotty tissues as I go. I can get a real breath every now and then. With some strategic use of medicinal tea, essential oil steam, and cough drops, I can get by.
But I’m completely behind on everything. My place is a wreck and laundry needs to be done in the worst way. I have no more bank of blog posts to fall back on. The only thing that I kept up with was the care and feeding of bad cats. Bad cats, which are the only kind of cats I’ve ever met, make no exceptions and accept no excuses when their caretakers have the plague. They expect the care-taking to continue. Food must be set out at the agreed upon times. No laying around in bed dying. Kitty litter boxes MUST BE CLEANED out twice a day as always. Humans who slack on that pay dire consequences.
Other duties have to be kept up as well such as
the after dinner brushings of Boy Cats…
… and the entertainment of very bored Feline Overlords.
Soon I’ll be fit for human company. And for actual blog post writing. I just need another day or two of sitting quietly trying to knit and read while being harassed by the fur-faces.
"There is no failure. Only feedback." - Robert Allen
26 Comments on "I’ve Been Sick And Now I’m Behind"
I am sympathetic enough to tell you that I hope you feel 100% better ASAP. However, you will not talk me into making your bed.
I love seeing your progress on the hue shift afghan. It looks like it would be a relaxing project. And that hat is awesome!
Thanks! For the hat/blanket complements and the well-wishes. You should know that while I am drinking lots of water and herbal tea and taking vitamins and resting, there is a secret part of me that whispers if I just drank half a pot of really strong, really sweet coffee I’d feel right as rain.
I’m resisting that whisper, for now.
I appreciate the helpful offer but as you said, flu shots don’t always work. You wouldn’t want to catch this creeping crud. Besides you have a real handful. Five cats? I would be an incoherent wreck who muttered to herself about the way cat litter seems to migrate all over teh house if I had five on my hands!
And my condolences of the coffee/keyboard incident. I’ve been there.
I just realized the Bat Wing Shawl is yours. I was given a lot of lace weight yarn and I think I will give it a go. Lace is not really my thing, but thinkin’ it’s time for a challenge.
Okay. But.. I made mine in sport weight… didn’t I?
I would much rather do the sport weight yarn. I’m thinking I should re-gift the lace weight. Also, I read your article on Rosey Grier. I am old enough to remember him and the fearsome foursome. I also remembered his needlepoint and crochet. Thank you for reminding me of this wonderful human. A gentle giant. A really sweet man.
I just saw, also, that you live in Austin. My husband went to UT there. It is a beautiful city. How’d your Google experience turn out?
Sometime I will tell you about my yarn stash and where it lives. Have a great day.
yes to the port weight. If ever I don’t have to work with tinny yarn I count it as a blessing. And sport weight seems to have become my favorite. Its just heavy enough for me. 🙂
As far as Google Fiber… well they took my money and I have a box on my wall but I have no service. We were promised a hook up back in September. Now they say it will happen before Christmas. If I EVER get google fiber I’ll be sure to let the world know how it goes.
I’m glad you are on the mend. Just remember to take things slowly in trying to catch up. Clean clothes will go a long way to making you feel better.
Thanks. Clean clothes/sheets/self always goes a long way to making me feel human again.
So glad you’re beginning to feel better. I too am getting over the bird-flu etc.etc.virus. It been 2 weeks and still doing the nose-throat thing. I enjoy reading your blog. You are so funny. Talented too. Take care of yourself,get well soon and God Bless!
I hope my nose isn’t still dripping like this in two weeks. If it is I may cut it off. I hope you shake off your crud soon as well. And God Bless us both because we need it!