I’m sick, day 3

Day one, I had a horrible sinus infection and a throbbing headache.
Day two, I felt like I’d just run a marathon in all the bad ways – no endorphin buzz.
Day three. I really planned to go back to work today. God knows I have enough to keep me busy for a good long time. But this morning as I was waking up to the dulcet sounds of my alarm clock, I heard my breathing. *pop* *crackle* like Velcro being slowly pulled apart. Bronchitis!

Went back to bed. Slept ’till eleven. Now I’m going to run to the store, stock up on ginger ale and soup, and come back to tend my projects.

The sakiori’s back is done. Two 30″ long panels, about 8 1/4″ wide each.
I’ve got the first sleeve of the Aran on dpns, working out to the cuff.
I’ve swatched for the Sooper Sekrit Projekt. I need to get some 24″ circs before I start it.
The Blog Bog hasn’t been worked on. I’ll save it for the next movie I go to. Hooray for garter stitch!
Grandma’s heirloom top is still draped over the back of my sofa. I should post a shot of it; it’s got an interesting stitch, which I think was made by using one large and one small straight needle.

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  1. spoonix Says:

    Dude, listen to your mom. Go to the doc and get a scrip for some antibiotics. I hate taking medicine and going to the doctor, too… but if you haven’t beat a bug in 2 days, chances are you’re not going to beat it without the help of medicine. A sinus infection is way different from a head cold, and if it’s bad enough to pull you out of work then you probably won’t shake it with chicken noodle soup alone.

    I also found that the “val salva” (sp? MOM, is that right? :) trick helped relieve some of the pressure. Pinch yer nose and blow gently until your ears pop. Helped me get some sleep last summer while I was waiting for the meds to do their thing.

  2. Emma Says:

    I prescribe a nice hot-toddy[Warmed Irish Whiskey,drop of lemon juice – for the vit C,you know ! – and honey to taste ] and dozing in front of the box.
    Knitting whilst feverish usually results in frogging !
    Get better soon – Summer colds always seem worse.

  3. David Says:

    I’m swimming in stash. I’ve stopped wearing clothes around the house; I just run a thread through thirty or forty balls and hanks and drape them over myself.
    But you’re very kind to offer, Daphne.

  4. Daphne Says:

    Get better soon sweets! Do you need a knitter’s care package? I’m sure some new yarn and patterns would perk ya right up. 😉

  5. S. Zettner Says:


    To be fair, there has been a bad outbreak of Republicanitis here in recent years, be we are working on an anecdote.

    Regarding Californians laughing themselves silly–what do you expect from the land of fruits and nuts? :-)

  6. David Says:

    I’m sure the average Californian would laugh themself silly thinking about Texans warning about funny diseases in California. :-)

    I eat a ton of garlic in my normal diet though, so rest assured, I should burn through this plenty quick.

  7. S. Zettner Says:

    Didn’t anyone warn you about the funny little diseases they have in California?

    More unsolicited advice: There’s a ton of scientific research out there suggesting that ground garlic causes your body to create more white blood cells. (If you eat it that is.) Cooking doesn’t hurt either, so I always make myself garlic toast with fresh garlic.

  8. MYKP Says:

    Maybe it’s for the best I didn’t meet up with you in Dixon… could be walking around excessively sick right now. Or perhaps the operative phrase would be “lying around on the couch like a sack of potatoes watching TiVo.” Oh wait – I’m doing that anyway. (well, that and daily ashtanga yoga workouts).

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Y’know, it wouldn’t kill you to use some actual medicine…

    Feel better quick, sweetie.


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  11. Kaetchen Says:

    I’m telling you, diet Vernor’s and Campbell’s Chicken Noodle will work wonders. Sleep lots.