That Long Week Isn’t Over Yet

The mowers are here, finishing up the trimming and cleanup. It’ll be two weeks tomorrow that they mowed the first time this season and it looks really nice again. Everything is so green! It’s been an early, damp Spring and no sign of letup. It’s in the mid 70’s with 61% humidity. Ick.

We are still sick, but a bit better. I really believe the worst of it is behind us now. Brad made a trip to town for mail and a few things from the local deli. We have everything we need and a family friend, the local J.P., came out to check on us a couple of days ago. Judge Hawley is a great guy, we’ve both known him our entire adult lives and his wife’s family, mine, and Brad’s all went to school together and belonged to the same church for many decades.

I haven’t done much of anything for a couple of weeks. No reading, no knitting. Most of my time has been spent either in bed fighting nausea or sleeping in my recliner due to exhaustion. I’m so sick of being sick. I’ve lost thirteen pounds since Palm Sunday when I ended up in the ER.

We are both moving slowly, only doing what needs to be done on a day to day basis and resting as much as possible. Just taking a load of damp flannel sheets out of the washer to toss them in the dryer was exhausting. They are dry now and between the two of us we’ll get Brad’s bed made so he can have a hot shower later and crawl into a clean bed. Tomorrow we’ll do my bed.

He just came back in the house from paying the mowing crew and has started the water kettle heating for hot tea. Hot Peppermint Tea is just the thing and will help open my lungs and sinuses. We’ve got reruns of Dr. Pol on TV and I might actually get my knitting out and work on it now that my fever is gone.

One odd thing since I’ve been sick is that I don’t need to salt my food and anything in the way of sweets is much, much too sweet. We keep a bag of York Mini Peppemint Pattis in the pantry and one bite made me sick. A little honey in my tea or a small spoonful of sugar in my coffee is all I need. That’s bound to help when it comes to getting off more of the extra pounds I need to shed. My immediate goal is to get below 200 pounds. I have 20 pounds to go…

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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