Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Return of the living dead

So, as I alluded in my previous post, I've been sick. Somehow 10 days ago I contracted the creepy crud....also known as the flu. Now usually this is a pretty short lived phenomenon.... A couple of days of crap...mucus, fever, aches, cough and then you are done. Unfortunately the crud which has attacked me, won't release it's hold on me. I have coughed and coughed and coughed until I'm ready to succumb. I missed 4 days of work last week and upon my return I've warned my co-workers I plan to infect the office so they may feel as bad as I have. I've been to see my doc, who has prescribed various "goodies" which aren't doing a damn thing. I am assured that it has not turned into pneumonia. According to my Dr, this strain of flu has been especially virulent on the young- I was very happy to hear at 42, I'm considered young, finally I get good news .
Enough whining, I am getting better, so I'm told, as manifested by my ability to do a little knitting. I have one final sleeve on my essential stripe and I will be done, although I may have to do the neckline over, it's puckering and I don't know if it will block flat. I tried to get the magical pick up 2 skip 1 trick down, but.... We will see.
Besides being sick, my new job is getting in the way of my knitting. Due to an irregular schedule, orientation x1 month and my inability to blog, read or comment while at work, I can't get into the knitting groove. Prior to my transfer, I must admit, I wasted, spent a lot of time reading and commenting on blogs at work, Shhh, don't tell anyone. At my new job, I can't do that, now for me, reading and responding to blogs gives me a huge inspiration to knit. It pushes me to finish so I can start something else. Now this may not be so bad if I had a chance to at least scan some of my favorites when I get home. Unfortunately, my four children have decided they need our computer more, for such off the wall things as homework.... The nerve. I'm contemplating buying a notebook computer, so I can blog when I want... So there. Now do you thing that's a frivolous and totally selfish desire. Help me out, let me know what you think. Should I or shouldn't I? That is the question.

FO pictures soon. I'm back and ready to commence knitting, blogging and interacting again.


Ariane said...

We missed you Shar, I'm glad your back and well.

In our house we are going through our 4th round of this sickness, seems as if the kids just KEEP bringing it home with them!

Can't wait to see you FO!

Noeysmommy said...

Welcome back! I think you should definitely get your own laptop! With 4 kids using your home computer, that's justification right there!

Christie said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I'm looking forward to reading your blog!

jillian said...

Feel better very, very soon! That sounds like the wrost. Happy knitting!