Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Dreaded Lergy

I'm finally up and about a bit more after having succumbed to the dreaded lergy at the weekend which DH Oh, so kindly shared with me. :0(

I was OK early Saturday and we went out to Kirton Garden Centre for dinner and we also bought a sunflower seed feeder for the birds while we were there (they are a bit picky and didn't seem to like the net bag they were in), went on to Uncle Henry's to do a little shopping, then finished up at the airport, so DH could plane spot again. I sat and did a little stitching but it was around then that I realised I was getting a sore throat and feeling a little "off". Home for tea and an early night.

Sunday we went to my DSis's for the day. My throat felt like the bottom of a parrot's cage and my nose was a tad sinusey but I didn't feel too bad otherwise, so we took her to Tickhill Nurseries for dinner and a browse round afterwards, as they have a good shop with lots of varied items. We didn't buy any plants but we did get a few other bits between us. One of the items I spotted was a frame for a £1.00 and when I saw it said how well it would look with an Egyptian style picture in it - the light bulb moment!

My pic isn't very good but it really does suit Helen's postcard perfectly. I just have to find somewhere to hang it now. :0)

When we got back to my DSis's I started to gradually feel worse, despite a doze on her sofa, so we came home earlier than usual. Good job: 15 minutes after getting in I was sick. I went to bed with a rising temperature, hardly slept and was sick again around 3am. My temperature started to come down a bit after that but my body didn't care: full on aches in every muscle, lousy sore throat, streaming nose and I didn't dare take any pills or potions due to being on the anti-biotics. Today most of the aches have disappeared, thank goodness, and it's the first time I've felt able to stay out of bed for longer than an hour at a time. Thankfully the leg seems to have responded to the anti-biotics OK but there's a cold sore, sweats and residual sinusitis left to deal with. A sign I must have been ill: the pots got washed without me having to ask! LOL

The stitching mojo went right out of the window after Saturday's session, so there's no UFO Update this week. Here's a pic of where I'd got up to on the bellpull with the next little fella:

I must be feeling better and the mojo returning because if I can stay awake long enough tonight I want to give him his arms and mittens.

In the moments I felt half way reasonable (not sleepy but no energy and bored) I started reading another book: The Guilt of Innocents by Candace Robb and actually finished it today. There's more info on the book in the side bar and on The Reading Corner blog, if you're interested. I've registered it with Book Crossing and it's up for grabs, if anyone would like it. Karen has very kindly sent me her last book, The Champion by Elizabeth Chadwick (see TRC blog), so that is going to be my next read.

As I could only sit in front of the computer for short times during the last few days I only managed to keep up with emails and the happenings at JA/S&S Forum, so am way behind with blog reading. I hope to catch up in the next few days or so, so please bear with me while I do. :0)

Many thanks for taking the time to visit. Hope you are all feeling waaay healthier then me right now. :0)


Anonymous said...

Oh Hun ,I was bad last week so {{warm hugs}} go out to you
That snowman bell pull does look cute already

Stitchingranny said...

Im still feeling achy too Karan, my what a sorry lot we are :o(

Well aren't you the clever one turning a simple little postcard into a lovely picture for your home.

Lisa said...

Sorry you've not been feeling well Karan, I'm sure something is going around as DH and I have been feeling sick and achy for over a week, and Erin was really sick on Monday night.
Hope you manage to stitch again soon.

Karen said...

lets hope you don't get anymore bugs, the snowman looks cute

Maxine said...

Hope the bugs leave you alone and you're feeling better soon, great stitching.

Christine said...

Sorry you haven't been well. Helen's postcard looks terrific in that frame.