Friday, May 04, 2007

sniffle

I'm sick. I'm horribly sick. This is no ordinary headcold, I seem to have caught some kind of mutant crossbreed of SARS and birdflu. My gums and the roof of my mouth are all tender and I am so thirsty. I feel like I've eaten a bag of salt. My thought processes are slow and plodding. Normally being inside my head is quite exciting. Not quite as exciting as being inside, say, Bjork's head, but there's a few things going on at once normally. Now my synapses are not so much firing as smouldering gently when they collapse on top of each other in a wearied heap.

i have curled up in bed with this:


my legs are actually under all that. the cloud skein wonder and my knit happens order, which arrived today (awesome. it arrives on the one day that I'm too sick to care). the noro silk garden is very pretty. perhaps a bit too pretty for my tastes usually. I'm rethinking making tithe, and thinking (very slowly, oh, so slowly it hurts... *sneeze, sniffle*) about making, like, a cushion cover and striped jumper. Maybe. I'll make a final decision when my zombie self is replaced with my real self again. the cashmerino aran is going to become this. Or if gauge doesn't work out, maybe arwen's cardy, from interweave knits.

I was going to go on for a little longer, but even my lying-in-bed-typing strength is fading. so farewell. If I never post again you'll know I succumbed to the fever. Make sure I get a nice obituary in the paper. And mention how I died. It drives me crazy trying to guess that when I read other people's obituaries.

7 comments:

Miss Dot said...

oh hang in their sweetheart! that sounds horrible and you are here in Perth arn't you so you can't get Manuka Honey, have you tried some apple cider vinegar as a gargle? and remember you can't die until all your WIPS are finished, that is the craftblog law :-) lots of rest sounds the best thing you can do. Stay warm.

risa said...

pobrecita! poor doll. maybe rent some old movies? old romantic films always make me feel a little better. and you can knit while watching. feel better soon!

marirob said...

I hope you feel better soon! But at least you still have knitting to console you. And don't worry - I'll make sure they put it in the paper right (so you won't have a Mrs. Bennett moment from the grave).

KnitXcorE said...

AWWWWWWWWWW. feel better :-) just look @ all that yarnage.

Ilix said...

oh, get well!
At least you have lovely yarn and some time to get to know it better! That should help.

melissa said...

awww. i hope you feel better. i had one of those horrible flus recently. you know it's bad when the yarn isn't even exciting you.

i was laughing when i read the bit about the obituaries. the ones i read rarely give away the cause of death and i'm always left guessing.

Dy said...

Oh dear, I don't mean to laugh about your impending demise, but you have described it so beautifully! :-) Hope you are feeling better soon...