Remember last week when I said my cold was getting better? Yeah, it got worse again last weekend. I went home early not long after that post was finished, and collapsed into bed. The next day was Good Friday, which is a flex day for the full time folks. I had planned to work since I don't get paid if I don't- funny how that works!- but I stayed home and slept all day instead. Good choice. They frown on me being in my jammies, wrapped in two or three blankets, in the office.
On Saturday, I felt well enough to be upright for a few minutes. So I did a load of laundry. When I didn't pass out from that, I watered the plants. And so the day went- I survived one job and moved on to the next. I did take short breaks, but never needed a lie down. I even went outside to enjoy the fresh air and pluck a few weeds!
By Sunday I decided I would live, although I still wasn't enjoying it very much. We took some gifts over to the kids for Easter. I got the greatest gift! Jonathan has reached the age where, when I arrive, he runs to me shouting "Ama!" (his word for Oma, my preferred appellation) and gives me a big hug! Is there a better feeling in all the world?
So I was three days slow again. It's a good thing the kittens had gotten their appetites back. If I had been this sick a week ago, the poor babies wouldn't have made it, I fear. But they are growing and frolicking around the nursery just like nothing ever happened, thank goodness! There are still four, but one was running an errand when I had the camera out.
I think I have made enough "Lil Birdies" for now. I wasn't making them for Easter, but they would be cute for that, I guess. I plan to take them to the kids down the street where I buy my eggs. I know, they should probably all be the same. I was trying to use up scraps of yarn.
And I finally got my UFO #11 layered and got the quilting started. I ended up doing a simpler poinsettia thing in the star blocks and will do a variety of fillers in the sashing and borders. If the weather is bad this weekend, I might even get it done this month. That would make one finished object a month so far this year!!
The People's Climate March is next week. I'm not sure why it isn't on Earth Day- that's when they're doing the Science March. I'd love to do both, but am unable to do either for a variety of reasons. I am showing my support by sending postcards to relevant offices in Washington, DC. One voice may not make much of a sound, but many voices must be heard. If nothing else, this divisive time has created a surge in activism. It's about time the complacency came to and end!
I am grateful for:
Finally feeling better!
Sitting outside enjoying sunshine and fresh air
A few minutes of meditation