Did you read the title of this post…”Hit by a bus”? Well that’s exactly how I feel.
Friday I thought “hmmm..I have a little dry cough”. Saturday I thought “ugh…this is the start of a cold”. Sunday morning I woke up….I was hit by a bus. I don’t think I remember ever being so sick.
I sat in the recliner the entire day. By noon or so I had already messaged my child care parents to tell them that there would be no childcare for Monday. I tried but had trouble watching Netflix. I tried to watch British show and it was too much for me. My brain was so under pressure of the cold/flu that I was unable to do much of anything but lay there with closed eyes, first putting on a stack of blankets and then taking them off. Miserable.
I had such good plans. Friday night I had finished getting this top together. Saturday I put it on the quilting frame and quilted it.
I had so wanted to bind it on Sunday…Nope. Wasn’t to be.
Monday I still felt crappy. I could watch television. I could get to the bathroom without being completely winded. Now I had a new problem. My back hurt so bad from laying and sitting.
I decided to try to get upstairs to the sewing room thinking there had to be something I could do that wasn’t strenuous-something that would give my back a different position. I got upstairs but a coughing fit over took me. That’s when Kalissa called asking if I needed her to bring me anything. She ended up really worried about me.
I finally decided I could machine bind this baby quilt. I would only require sitting. I got the binding tacked down and that’s about all I could do before I was back downstairs sitting in the recliner.
Late afternoon my back was awful again so back upstairs I went. I was able to sew down the binding.
Then I removed the remanents of the last quilt I worked on from the longarm.
That’s all I had in me. I was pooped from that.
Back downstairs to the recliner…but my poor back is killing me from sitting but I can’t do much else…so I sat here and wrote a blog post to tell you how miserable I truly am.
I was back to watching Netflix in the evening now laying on the hard floor trying to help my aching back, oh miserable. Then Netflix quit working so I decided I could try to 15 minutes at the computer going through comments and email when this comment came in… Darlene wrote, “Hi, Jo…I read your blog all the time, but rarely comment. So it seems wrong to comment for the first time in a long time to say that I think one of your orange/white blocks is turned the wrong way. Hope you have time to correct that before you have to send it in. Congrats on another published quilt!”
Oh no! She’s right!! Do you see the mistake?Well now I’m feeling not quite so bad about being sick. I’d have likely missed that and this on the frame and quilted already. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Darlene….I so appreciate your comment!!
Kayla had this sickness at Christmas time and she told me “five days mom”. My back will never be able to take laying around for five days. I’m going to will myself better before then. I called childcare off for tomorrow….UGH. This is no fun.