Life Has Returned To Normalcy

It’s been five weeks. FIVE weeks since Brad and I have been battling upper respiratory crud. The coughing was the worst of it and I’m glad that is behind us.

Today I am actually wearing clothes, not a nightgown. I am wearing my orthotics and shoes, and a pair of denim slacks that were a bit too snug for comfort. I’ve lost 15 pounds. I’m finally down to 218, happy to drop below 220 for the first time in ten years. Hoping to keep my momentum going at a reasonable rate and get below 200 soon. I have to be careful about not overeating. Tummy won’t hold what it did before I got sick so I’ve drastically altered what and how much I eat.

This is the first day I’ve had any interest in my knitting in weeks. I’ve been playing games on Pogo, reading and napping. Between the two of us Brad and I have managed to keep the kitchen stocked with food and do the little bit of housework that needed doing.

He let me sleep late this morning so our meal schedule is a bit off, but that is no problem. I needed the rest. When I made beds earlier the top of the sheet on his bed was still folded back over the blanket. I don’t believe the man moved all night once he went to bed! I took the light weight extra blanket off of my bed because I’ve been waking up and kicking my covers off at night. The house stays at a constant temperature during the night and I sleep warm as it is.

One thing I’m doing a better job of is remembering to use saline to flush my sinuses. This whole thing started out as acute sinusitis for me and I’m going to stay on top of it and not let it get out of hand again. I need to make another batch of saline. I use a quart size container and fill it with distilled water, then add three heaping teaspoons of sea salt, I use Redmond Real Salt, and one heaping teaspoon of baking soda to buffer the salt a bit. I give it a good stir and let it have time to dissolve the salts before using it. I’ll pour half of it into another container for Brad’s bathroom so we both have fresh saline on hand.

Brad has our old microwave and a few other things loaded in the pickup that need to go to the resale shop. He’ll take those in later, pick up the mail at the post office and bring us some salads from the coffee shop. Salad sounds so good!

I have some out of season clothes and a set of extra sheets for Brad’s bed piled on my bed that need to be folded and put away and then I am caught up except for running the dishwasher and doing a medium size load of laundry. I’m about ready to look for something to watch on TV while I knit, probably something on streaming video or maybe OANN.

Have a blessed Monday, ya’ll.

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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