Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hit With YET Another Cold

This is getting a bit out of hand now!!! For the longest time I never had an ounce of a sniffle, cough, flu, cold or otherwise. But over the last few months I have obviously been making up for lost time! I am yet again SWAMPED with another cold!!!!!!!! And when I get them, I am hit hard! I got this little darling when I woke up Saturday morning past. Friday night I felt GREAT! Mum and I went to the annual Christmas Craft Fair in Mount Pearl, got our little supply of 'to DIE for' fudge, then came home to play with my new toy (to be discussed in a minute). Saturday morning I woke up with the feeling that something was brewing. By that evening I was a victim!

I have been off work since. I managed to crawl my sore achy dead body to the doctor's office yesterday evening and he checked me over. I am happy to report that I haven't grown a wiggly tail, snout or started squealing, so I'm swine flu free. However I got me one dooozy of a cold. The cough is so intense that my entire body feels like it's been through hell and back! He gave me a note to take the week off work and to rest and drink lots of liquids. And I've been doing just that. I almost have a 2 litre carton of orange gone all by myself! I'm starting to get tea'ed out and my organs are floating in a sea of water! Every muscle in my body hurts and aches from all the coughing, but hey I'm still kickin'!

I haven't been able to get the energy up to sew for the last few days and I have been suffering withdrawls. I did manage to crawl down to the sewing room today to try a bit more embroidery work on my crazy patch blocks just to keep my sanity.



As for my new toy I mentioned about above. I brought home a new baby for the sewing room Friday after work. Please welcome "Jenny", my Janome 350E Embroidery machine to the family!





I have been oogling and drooling over this machine for about 3 years now. I decided I would start saving all my Loonies (Cdn $1 coins), Toonies (Cdn $2 coins), all my loose change as well as taking a portion from my teaching and sales money to buy this machine! And now she is finally home!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been wanting to play with her more this week than I have already, but due to this @#($*#($* cold, she had to be put on hold. I hate having to neglect her already. But I will make it up to her very soon!!!!

I have sooo many plans for "Jenny". (Yep, I had to name her... seems I know other die hard quilters/sewers who name their machines too, so it's not just the cold sickness coming out of me)!! LOL

Friday night and Saturday morning I played with two designs. There are sooo many embroidery design websites online that I don't know where to begin!!! I'll be going into overload, not to mention I need another project like a need a hole in the head!!!!!!!!!!





Well I'm off to get a bit of supper (non fluid this time), rest a bit then try a little more sewing. Hopefully I'll be back to regular posting soon after this cold goes away!!

Quiltingly Yours
Andrea

5 comments:

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Oh man, that's too bad Andrea! You're doing the right thing but drinking lots of fluids and resting.
Nice new toy you've got there, have fun with Jenny :^)

Mandy said...

I hope you feel better soon! I've missed your posting!

I'm going to post about my win soon lol... I've been sick and bogged down with school so I'm a bit behind. I love everything you gave me though. It's far too generous for coming up with a name for your blog lol!

Take Care

Quilt Nut said...

ugh poor you. i can relate. my husband has been sick the entire month of October. he just can't seem to shake it.

hope you are feeling better soon. great new toy!!

Nanci said...

Have you ever taken Coldfx? I take it at the outset of sniffles. It really works. Don't ask me how or why, but if one follows the directions...it is truly a wonderful remeday. NHL players mostly use it all year round as they can afford it.
Love the quilt by the way...

limpingalong said...

Congratulations on your new "baby"
I know just how you feel -- I no more than got mine than Mom broke her hip and I was gone for a month.
Things weren't much better when I got back and they went downhill from there. I'm just now really enjoying mine!

(Sorry you are sick!)