I don't think I have any business trying to blog considering I just tried putting some Magic Shell on ice cream and couldn't quite figure out why it wouldn't come out (something about the kitchen being too cold, I think). Anyway . . . .
I'm finally feeling better! Compared to "normal", I'd feel terrible, I think . . . but it's been so LONG since I've FELT normal that I am tickled to feel as lousy as I do!
I slept well last night - the first time decent sleep has been successful in a while, and I'm hoping for another good night tonight. I even managed to take a shower this afternoon . . . which I'm sure Tom was pretty pleased about! Although, I haven't even attempted trying to sleep while lying in the (gasp!) prone position, not to mentioned in BED, in so long that I don't know if he'd care. The library and its old couch have become my sanctuary.
I wouldn't have made it thru these last couple of days, though, were it not for Nora Roberts (Three Sisters Island trilogy) and Jennifer Chiaverini (Elm Creek quilts)*. And northeastern Minnesota's Mail-A-Book system. And the invention of audio books. I've got a good "real" (physical) book right now, 'Go If You Think It Your Duty', but I can't read when I'm sick. But listen? No problem.
* For those of you familiar with either of these authors: yes, I do think I might be a witch now (having read 'Dance Upon the Air') AND I'm thinking of turning our home here into a quilt (and/or handwork) retreat. I'm actually somewhat serious about the latter. I mean, both! ;)
And, double bonus: if I'm up to it, I can do handwork while I listen to audio books. So far, I've gotten a shirt & a pair of Tom's boxers mended, a frilly hat I wouldn't be caught dead in crocheted (but that was a hoot to make and that I hope SOMEone will love) , and Baby Girl's December 16th birthday hat made. Oh, and two other hats finished . . . and my dear, beautiful "adopted daughter"'s (see below) Christmas hat (almost) done. I have only 2, maybe 3 rows left . . . and I ran out of the yarn. And, the real problem? I have NO idea where I got it! My best hope now is to find a similar texture yarn and finish the bottom in that. Hmph.
I'll post pictures of all these projects (well, I don't know if you're dying to see the mending!) just as soon as I'm up to uploading 'em. Oh, and I have a new wound, too, from 'When Turkeys Attack'. I'll have to show you that one, too. (ONE of these days, I'll learn not to wear red when I do chores!!!)
Back I go to 'The Quilter's Homecoming' and starting The Peanut's Christmas hat. She (just 2 years old) picked out the yarn one day while we were shopping: it's BRILLIANT red! Yikes! We'll see what she thinks of the finished product. ;) I think I'll work some creme into it to balance things out.