Last Sunday I started with a sore throat. Figuring it was yet another cold (my new workplace seems to be a germ incubator - yes, I'm a microbiologist, but this is the sickest I've ever been, so it's not ME), I thought little of it. By Tuesday it was STILL a sore throat and I came home from work early - exhausted and hurting, but hoping a long afternoon nap and an early bedtime would kick my immune system into high gear and I'd be over it soon. Wednesday morning it was worse and a trip to the doctor was in store.
So after a course of antibiotics and lots of naps, I'm finally starting to feel like myself again. I am worried about my ear still being sore and wondering if I've got an ear infection too, but we'll see how that is tomorrow. Thanks to feeling awful and exhausted, I've done little - not quilting, not cooking, not even reading. Even watching television was sometimes just too much!
Today I decided it was time to get off the couch and back into the sewing room, if only for a short while. I'd dreamed up a pieced border for my 30's quilt (before I got sick) and wanted to get started.
It's pretty simple - just 4-patches - but I'm using up a few more scraps of fabric. I'll put a skinny white border between the blocks and this border and another skinny white outer border to frame things, too.
The blocks are not yet sewn together, but since it will require laying them all out and sewing carefully, it will probably wait until next weekend.
I've been working a bit on hand quilting my Rose of Sharon quilt, too, but not until yesterday. It's not calling to me, but we all know it's a UFO for a reason!
And now the hubby is sick. He thinks I gave him Strep throat, but he's really stuffed up in addition to his sore throat, so I think it's more likely he's got a head cold. For his sake, I hope it is. I went grocery shopping this morning and stocked up on juice, pudding, Jell-O, chicken soup and a few medicines to help ease the pain and congestion.
Sorry this post doesn't have much to show photo-wise - I hope by this time next week I'll have a lot more to share! (And that we'll all be healthy and happy again.)