And It Just Goes On and On

So, are we talking about the weather or the illness?  Well, both.  This bronchitis is just hanging on and on.  My doctor confirms that I'm on the mend, though, so there does seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel.  Of course, there was a train coming this week when I got hit by . . . pink eye!!  My doctor says that it's not unexpected when you work around what he calls "little walking germ factories" – kids.  I've been trying to keep away from all the kids at work to avoid giving them what I have, but apparently one of them launched a preemptive strike.  Add in the continued lack of sunshine.  We've seen a glimpse now and then, but when the cloud cover clears, the fog rolls in.

One of the effects of all of this has been a complete lack of interest in anything.  Usually when I walk into my sewing room I get excited about all the possible projects I could be working on.  Today I walked in, looked around, and walked back out.  It was just too much effort to get excited about anything.  So, I've spent a lot of time cuddled in my chair with Kirby on my lap and just knitting.  Mostly it's been pretty mindless projects like this afghan for the Linus Project:


I went over to the next island today to the LYS and picked up a couple of more skeins to finish it off and and while I was there picked up some more Encore:



So, I have plenty of yarn to get me through some pretty mindless knitting until my brain cells can wrap themselves around something more challenging.  I did put in a few rows on Queen Silvia, but I knew better than to push it:


And a close up of nupps for Lynne:


Last weekend I dragged myself out and went to visit my sister.  I did manage to make it through the opera without disturbing the other patrons and getting myself unceremoniously kicked out.  We also went to a "Cruise Show" sponsored by AAA.  Who knew there were so many possibilities for cruising?  Anything from a jaunt around the Caribbean to a trip through the Panama Canal to a river cruise into China.  I brought home stacks and stacks of books so hubby and I can start planning for a cruise in a year or two.

In the meantime a shorter trip is planned for April.  My sister and I got our tickets for a trip back home to visit the parents.   My office will be closed for about a week and a half and it seemed the perfect opportunity to go spend some time with the folks.  Tomorrow hubby leaves for a trip of his own.  He's flying down to San Diego to bring back a new toy.  I won't spoil the surprise, but if you know his love of classic cars, you might have a hint as to what's coming.

11 thoughts on “And It Just Goes On and On

  1. Poor Nana. I hope you get better soon. Ben’s pretty sick too. He had to take time off work and go see a doctor today. He blames it on one of our “little waking germ factories” too.

    I hope you picked up some interesting cruises. Any chance of us tagging along? 🙂

  2. Gosh, pink eye sucks big time!!! Last time I had that I was working on a child psych unit and I wanted to claw my eyes out. Fortunately I got some very strong pain killers. and all new makeup *lol*

    Love the lace knitting, it’s gorgeous!

  3. So sorry you aren’t feeling well. That nasty stuff can hang on. For someone not feeling well, you are still doing some beautiful knitting. Those nupps! Hope you are back in the pink very soon, Dorothy. Can’t wait to see Hubby’s new toy.

  4. Sympathy on the lingering crud. Bet if you could sit in the warm sunshine for twenty minutes the germs would melt away.

    It’s been years since I thought about pink eye, and the memories aren’t pleasant. I do seem to remember that once I got meds from the doctor it cleared up fast. Hope that was your experience as well.

    Take care of yourself.

  5. Sorry to read that you have been poorly. Thanks for the pronunciation of nupps. The class looked fabulous. Take care!

  6. I’m with Marguerite, it’s the lack of warm sunshine that’s slowing you down. My dr used to say that it’s nothing three weeks in Hawaii can’t cure. Right. Oh well.

    Love the peachy yarn.

  7. That is too bad about the pink eye, and the bronchitis. Spring is around the corner (although it hardly seems like it now), and you’ll start feeling better soon.

    You are turning into a nupp expert. Those closeups are fantastic.

  8. Actually I didn’t mind the couple of times I had pink eye while working in school- you feel OK but get an excused day off. The bronchitis is another story, we know!
    Queen Silvia is already looking stunning.

  9. Thanks for the special preview! Nupps are quite nice! Well, you get the prize for the most depressing week…pinkeye, bronchitis AND gray skies.

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