The Land of the Living

Mr. Ink has always instructed me not to knit for him. But, apparently he likes the knit washcloths, as that was snatched up quite quickly, and clearly greatly appreciated. I greatly appreciated the appearance of pizza at my house on a day I was too sick to worry about cooking, so we’ll call that a win.

Last evening I was finally feeling a bit better, and spinning was accomplished. I finished the loop bump I’ve been working on for ages, so now, when I become inspired again, I can start on the companion bump.

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I also did some supported spindle spinning. I’ve been working on the batt that Bug created with her friend on the drum carder. I took it, made it better, and began spinning it into a quite thin yarn on my hipstrings spindles. There’s just a bit left now, and since I am in between loop bumps, I could even get this one plied before starting on the next bump. That would be the most logical choice anyhow.

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We had a few funny moments in our house during my sickness. Bug absolutely insisted she should be staying home if I was staying home. This got annoying quite quickly, and eventually I had to firmly tell her she needed to go to school, no more argument. I think that because she’s used to me staying home with her, it only seems natural that she would stay home with me. But, this argument is not one I want to have 3 or 4 times in the morning before she leaves for school when I am feeling seriously under the weather. After the school day was done, she came home and informed me that I’d need to stay home from work another day, as I did not sound like I was in any shape to go to work. I said “Well, are you going to give me a hard time about staying home tomorrow morning like you did this morning?” Her answer was a shrug.

The next morning, she decided she should have her temperature taken, just in case. When this did not yield the hoped for results, she then began to get very sweet. “Would you like me to get you more coffee Mommy? Could I offer you some orange juice Mommy?”  I am not sure if this was apologetic, or if she hoped that her sweetness would make it more likely that I’d allow her to stay home. However, I happily sent her off to school anyhow.

I’ve made it through the day rather productively today, a little foggy brained, but well dosed up on OTC cough meds, with my inhaler as a trusted sidekick. I’ll just try to get some extra rest again this evening, and hopefully kick this out of my system in no time.

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