I hate my immune system

I’ve been under the weather for the past three days. It’s been very unpleasant. Sometimes when you get sick, it’s at least a productive illness – you lay in bed and read a book, or you work on some knitting, or at least have something to display for hours spent trying to get comfortable other than a pile of tissues.

This particular cold has gone straight for my brain. I’m restless and unfocused, and I can’t seem to get motivated to do anything. This condition ranks very high in my estimation of things that are not pleasant. That’s the most polite way I can think of to say that this sucks.

I have made a little bit of progress on the Bastille sweater. The back is done and bound off. Now it’s time to pick up the front and take it up to the shoulders. Then I think I’m supposed to do the sleeves individually and sew them in, but I am going to try picking them up instead. What can I say, I hate sewing. Anything that saves me a little bit of seaming is worth the effort. (Does that make my knitting unseamly?)

Despite still feeling sick, I went into work yesterday to try and catch up. Afterwards, I went over the Kelly’s to do some work on her laptop. She’s been aggravated with her computer for a while now because it’s a fairly new machine but it runs really slowly. I was interested in working on it because I hardly ever touch Microsoft Windows machines anymore and I was interested in seeing what could be done to optimize it. So I sat there for about two hours, working on the laptop and watchin The Lion in Winter while she made some matzoh ball soup. I figure that was a fair exchange. Hopefully the half-dozen tweaks I applied to her laptop will help its performance.

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  1. Suzy Says:

    Hope you are feeling better. I was sick for 4 days with similar symptoms, but I couldn’t really stay vertical for much longer than 15 minutes. Not a fun 4 days. It was a real challenge getting my daughter to school, doing lesson plans and setting up for the substitute. I too like to be “productively sick.”