Saturday, May 30, 2009

Bitten by the Flu Bug

Yes I am still sick! I've been sick since the 18th. It started with a week of fevers. So I've had a fever ever since as no medicine will bring the temperature back to normal. Let me tell you, I don't do well when I am feverish.

Then last Sunday I got the cough part, which first starts out as a dry hacking cough and then it loosens up and I get to cough up all the guck!

I am not doing a lot right now as I get winded by doing the slightest tasks. I've not missed this much work in 7 years! I'm really hoping that the fevers will end by Monday, I can't take much more of them.

I'll be back when I feel better, sorry that I haven't even had the energy to go and read blogs. I look forward to reading them when I'm better.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Anniversary Get-A-Way

First I was out of commission with my wrist and although it didn't prevent me from posting I was in a bit of a bad mood since I wasn't able to knit. Then my DH took ill with a nasty virus and it had me running in circles to keep up. Last Monday I started getting sick. I have had a fever day and night since then. The only way I could keep the fever at a relatively reasonable temp was to take a combination of 1 Tylenol and 1 Motrin. Unfortunately I didn't figure that out until the wee hours of my first night of my anniversary get-a-way weekend. At least this made Saturday much more enjoyable!

Yes, DH and I are celebrating 20 years this Tuesday. We planned a trip to Moose Jaw, Temple Gardens Mineral Spa. It's a beautiful hotel and we always love taking in the waters, your skin feels so much better afterward. I thought we were booking a regular room with a two person tub. So imagine my surprise as I walked into our room and saw a gigantic jacuzzi tub! Double sided electric fireplace which faced both the jacuzzi/seating area and also our big king size bed. Here he had reserved the 'Honeymoon Suite'! We never had a honeymoon 20 years ago so I was quite touched that he surprised me with it.

So by noon on Saturday we had to take a drive around MJ with the AC on so that my fever would go down. We stopped and picked up some fresh fruit and headed back to our room to relax and have a nice casual lunch. It seemed to do the trick combined with my new medicine cocktail and by the afternoon I could actually plan to go out for dinner and a movie.

We found this wonderful restaurant in an old 1905 mansion. It was quite the dining experience. The owners bought it in 1978 and converted it, taking care to find antiques that were owned by the previous owners and from the surrounding area. This three story mansion has such a 'step back in time' feel and the food was amazing as well as the staff were extremely friendly. They say the house is haunted by Minnie the former lady of the house and it can be read in 'Canada Ghost to Ghost'. If you're ever in Moose Jaw you must visit Hopkins Dining Parlor.

Then we saw Star Trek and even though my head was pounding the whole time(not fun with dolby digital surround sound) I still loved it. I definitely want to see it again sans headache.

The hand is healing up nicely, I am using my splint only at work now and I can do some knitting. So when I am feeling well I can take time to knit which is making me very happy!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Here is my injured wrist, of course I am sad to say that knitting isn't happening right now. Boy do I miss it! I even tried taking off the splint last night and knit a row, that caused some pain so I thought surely I could knit with the splint on, again I was sorely wrong. I've had this before, it is wrist tendinitis and I'm sure I get it from all the mouse use I do during work hours and of course when I am on the computer at home. I think last time it took about 4 weeks to heal up and even then there were times it got aggravated and I was in pain. Sadly there isn't a lot that can be done for it besides immobilizing it and letting it heal. The tendons in the wrist are all swollen and inflamed. My treatment is the splint along with ibuprofen and ice. I haven't tried ice before so I'm hoping that adding it to the treatment will help it heal up, hopefully much better than last time.

So for now I am sad that I can't knit and I'm looking for other things to do to keep busy. My sis recommended reading a good book. I have to find a book that I can't put down and maybe that will take my mind off of the fact that I can't knit.

Why is it that as soon as you can't do something that you want to do it even more?

Friday, May 08, 2009

Card Making Fun

I made two more birthday cards for friends of ours, they are twins turning 65 on May 10. When I made my DD's I remembered how much fun it is and I had to make them each their own personal cards.