Been a little under the weather this week. Oh….who do I think I’m kidding? I HAD MY LUNGS knocked out of me this week and I have been flat on my ashes for the past 7 days, 15 hours and 3 minutes. But who’s counting? I have no idea what kind of Respiratory Virus this is, but I have no desire…nada, zilch, nein to ever make its acquaintance again! It appears to be a little souvenir that Dan and I brought back from Switzerland. And we thought it was such a nice country. Ha! Fortunately, Dan developed a slight cold while I took on enough virus for a whole busload of tourists. I am now on the road to recovery. How do I know? Well, for starters, I can speak in complete sentences. I know my name and date of birth and I have managed to remain upright all day today. So far anyway…….My fits of coughing are no longer scaring Gracie, and Bandit has stopped giving me evil looks because my wheezing kept waking her up. Now THAT my friends, is progress!
The worst part of this whole mess is that I don’t sit still very well. It’s a skill I have never mastered. If I’m not doing 10 things at the same time, I feel totally unproductive. This past week, making a cup of tea required an hour to recover. I’m telling you, I was a stupid mess!
My Love Seat with elevated foot rest, Blankies and yarn. A strategically placed pillow so all I had to do was flop over when sitting upright just wasn’t doing it anymore! This was my life this past week.
Every time I looked in the bathroom mirror, I could hear the voice of my late 90 y/o Grandmother Castleberry saying ” I don’t know how a body could feel so poorly and keep on living.” I remember laughing the first time I heard her say that and why, after all the words of wisdom that grand old lady spoke, do I only remember that quote?
My life this week consisted of Tea and Tissues supplemented by my Kindle.
So now, I am done rambling and I have to tell you about every cloud having that good ol’ silver lining, because it’s true. Over the past year I have purchased all kinds of yarn so that I can learn to crochet and make an afghan. I always have such good intentions.
Yarn for my Granny Square Afghan.
You know what they say about good intentions, right? I have watched all kinds of Youtube videos that promise to teach me to crochet. I have bought multiple crochet hooks and a little instruction book. I even made a couple of Granny Squares. But then……so much other stuff, ummmm…..distracted my neurons and that was the end of that. Bah! But this past week? Ohhhhh boy! This past week was different. Forced to sit when not flopped face down on the couch I made these!
And even more than in the picture. I now have yellow and pink too!
Not having an over abundance of natural talent, I can now make a Granny Square without watching the video. That’s a major accomplishment for moi!
I am even getting faster at making these squares. Instead of 2 hours and much ripping out, I can knock one of these out in 20 minutes now! At some point I will even join them together. Of course I have NO IDEA how to do that. Baby steps Karen. Baby steps. So, despite feeling and looking like something the cat dragged in, I am feeling just a tad proud of myself! So, when the time comes to join these squares into a blanket, some of my kind friends are going to jump in and teach this slow but determined learner, right? Pleeeeeease?
Oh, and another bright spot this week. A Bouquet of ” Get Well” Tulips from Sparky!
And yes, I count my Blessings, morning, noon and night because I know how lucky I am, and others are not.