Monday, January 11, 2010

enough already

you may remember i was pretty much ill for a lot of 2009 - mostly sore throat, lost voice etc culminating in christmas horribilus just a few weeks ago. then i felt better so i made
  • jam and chutney
  • a very superior lemon tart using stephanie's recipe from here
  • cmas pudding, using my grandmother's recipe
  • a pair of "sleeping glasses" for w
  • a badge for myself, designed by w
  • the rest of my challenge quilt

and a new big quilt
and i think i did a bit too much. because i went back to work last wednesday and by 3 o'clock on thursday afternoon i was feeling wiped out tired, heavy of limb and just yuck. by the time i collected w from creche and drove home i just had enough energy to fall into bed and stoke a fever, aches and pains and complete and utter exhaustion such as i have not felt since i had glandular fever when i was 16 (and that's a loooong time ago)

i still felt ghastly on saturday so went to the dr and was put on some giant horse tablets and ordered to take to my bed. so i did. i stayed in bed all weekend. i didn't cook, i didn't sew, i didn't knit, embroider or preserve. i just lay there and slept and noodled my way between the diaries, letters and biographies of virginia woolf. and wrote in my journal as the spirit moved me.

and it was good. i was sorry i missed meeting Linda at the art quilters meet-up but sometimes you just have to stay in bed and i rarely do that. and you know i'm starting to feel better right in the middle of me - i don't feel stretched and tired as i usually do, in spite of the wheather (which i wasn't going to mention but hey it was 45 degrees today and it's still 39 degrees now)

instead of raging against being ill, for once i listened to the deity/universe/ceiling cat picking me up by the scruff of the neck and saying 'just. stop'

so maybe this year i will try and cram a little less in and if i can't stop and smell the roses, maybe contemplate the washing up


arlee said...

first and foremost--always take care of yourself!!!!!!!!! be well

The WestCountryBuddha said...

Glad you're feeling a bit better. You do seem to do a lot, so perhaps a break would do you good? x

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I know it's tempting to pack a lot into what little "me" time one gets as a working mother , but with the sort of weather you're having ( envy , envy !!! ) , sitting in the shade with an icy drink sounds good too .

Esther said...

New Year! So, hopefully you can shake of the 2009 lurgy. I love the look of your new big quilt - is there a better way to start a year that to have a new quilt by the end of january? Mind you, living in Melbourne its been so hot that I'm just 'designing' my quilts

catsmum said...

seems to me I remember a certain Lisette offering me pretty much that same advice only recently - perhaps it was a case of 'do as I say and not as I do'
so straight back at ya ...

behave yourself woman!!