I have succumbed to the dreaded lurgy my friends and let me say it is no fun at all. So much for that darn flu shot I had a few months ago. This illness is pretty brutal and I did not want to be coughing up a lung or blowing my nose off during my four days off work. So many of the kids I work with have been ill yet I thought for sure I was going to be fine because my energy was high until Thanksgiving day. That is when I started my downward spiral into yuck! I know I got run down with my work schedule both physically and emotionally, still somewhere inside I think I am Superwoman and can do it all. Regardless, it was a very nice holiday and I even managed to decorate my house on Friday, well minus the dreaded Christmas tree. I had to take lots of breaks to rest when decorating which is not my style at all. As you all know I am not a fan of Christmas, just way too much to do, buy, wrap, ship and plan. And being December 1 today............well time is speeding by in terms of getting ready.
Luna my grand-dog has been here this whole week. She runs the roost when she is here. My boys don't know quite what to do with her. Hank plays and plays with her but lets her take all his toys away. Bear tries to play but ends up getting his feelings hurt that the other two are not playing with him. He is invited by lots of soft bites and growls but he will only join in for a second or two. He ends up getting lots of attention from the adults while the other two play which actually might be his plan after all. Hank thinks she is his personal toy, well a toy that steals his toys and bites his head.
Luna returns to Orlando tomorrow so I will have two sad and exhausted boys when she leaves.
She will be back at Christmas and will stay here after the holiday with grandma and grandpa while her parents fly to Indiana for a few days to visit Mr. 22's girlfriends family. Now that should be fun!
This gorgeous flower bouquet was a gift from Mr. 26's girlfriend for Thanksgiving, she arranged them all herself. Her first Thanksgiving here with our family. I don't want to jinx anything but she just seems to fit right in. She was getting over her cold/flu/lurgy and was not feeling right still she came and spent the afternoon and evening with us.
Being sick does leave time for knitting, except for last night when I just watched TV and did not have the energy to pick up the knitting needles. I am now on the short row portion of the Happy Harvest sweater/vest. I am not a short row fan but am determined to get them right so I am not scared of them in the future. I have decided I am a bit of a knitting wimp. Oops, better not say that because Little Buddy got in trouble using that word at school a week ago. Maybe a knitting baby? Or how about a simple knitter as I can't be challenged with things like short rows and color changes. When I retire I will become a knitting genius because I will have all sorts of energy to devote to the things that scare me and take up too much thought right now.
Okay, I am out of here my friends. Please disinfect your screens after seeing my post, I don't want you to get sick! Have a great week.