Remember how I have been saying for a few weeks now I am fighting off a cold, geting sick, blah blah blahbitty blah?
Yeah. Full-fledged sinus emergency over here.
I spent most of Monday and all of Tuesday holed up in my house with Sampson, swaddled in blankets and cuddling the remote, nodding in and out of sleep on my tiny loveseat. I felt so sick I didn't even knit. I was home from work for a day and a half, and I didn't touch the needles once. See? I really was sick.
Um, no knitting got done...buuuuuuut.....remember those Jaywalkers I was so proud of? I was on sock #1? All set to do the heel? No. Not so much. I ripped it out because I could not deal with all my mistakes. I plan on casting on again this weekend. I have serious knitter's depression. I am not motivated to knit ANYTHING at the moment. Argh. I hate this.
I still feel pretty crappy, but have discovered that a combo of sinus irrigation, warm, moist face compresses, and baths taken with lots of Rosemary Mint body wash and spearmint bath salts really help a girl decongest. Oh, and a shit ton of DayQuil helps too.
One thing DID get accomplished while I was home wallowing in my illness. My downstairs bathroom was cleaned and put back together. You may remember that Thanksgiving weekend I had the brilliant idea to remove ugly wallpaper, paint bathroom, and make it look less icky. After several weeks of painting because I am lazy and a perfectionist, it is now done. Yesterday afternoon I cleaned all the paint spatter off the floor where somehow it got around my careful plastic covered work area, and put up my new shower curtain and guest towels. It looks fabulous. Did I take a picture to show you? Of course not, because I am a total dunce.
I'm feeling a little bit better about this whole holiday thing, although I am still super homesick. I cope by calling my mom twice a day and drinking lots of hot chocolate. It's helping a little bit.
In an attempt to break out of a Christmas rut, I did the most un-fun thing I could think of, and did some holiday baking over the weekend. Thankfully, it was just bread, so it wasn't very time consuming and didn't make me want to poke my eyes out. I also finished up the little bit of Christmas shopping I planned on doing this year. My Christmas plans have slightly changed due to the decisions of some family members....long story, but now the deal is Brian and I will be having a seafood boil and board game extravaganza at my aunt's house on Christmas Eve. After eating until we become sloth-like and me beating many people at Scrabble repeatedly, I will be dragging my man to Midnight Mass. Good times, good times. Christmas Day we will be doing nothing. Really. I mean, I might knit, he might play some bass, we might walk the dog, but that's about it.
I will leave you with some pictures:
Sampson and I made some Milkbones over the weekend, thanks to a lovely lady who provided the recipe.
My sister got me a collectible Marilyn Monroe ornament. Check her out. She's super excited about the Messiah.
Yeah, I'm going to hell.