Monday Musings

October 26, 2009

I am officially sick and tired of being ill….indeed, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired…(sorry, couldn’t resist).I’m plodding along, doing my best to keep my spirits up and trying not to get too down and disheartened. It can’t carry on all winter, right? I’m slowly getting my knitting drive back although I am still so muggy headed that concentrating for any amount of time is hard. I’m working on different things in little spurts when I feel up to it.

I am getting really fed up. I managed 3 whole hours at work last week; I missed my birthday treat (Tickets to see my favourite band 3 Daft Monkeys live), I missed the New York Sisterhood inaugural meeting and Victoria sponge competition and I missed the trip to the Keithley and Worth Valley Beer Festival on Saturday which had been a whole year in the planning.

Which is just making me feel even more fed up and disappointed.

The weather in my neck of the woods:

Damp and grey mainly, although there was some fleeting moments of sunshine yesterday.

One of my simple pleasures:
Two today.

Those fleeting moments when you first wake up when you are ill when you don’t feel terrible.
Finding the will to knit again after being knitted out/just too sick to concentrate enough.

On my bedside table:
Deciding White Crow was physically a bit heavy at the moment, the Fella found me a copy of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book in our local charity shop.
I love Neil Gaiman’s books. He has an odd but beautiful mind only comparable to Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett. The Fella found me a hardback copy for very little and immediately the cover illustration by Chris Riddell caught my attention. He does wonderful pen, ink and wash style illustrations – the sort I wish I could do. There’s a gallery of the books illustrations at the books website.


Also on my bedside table amongst all the accoutrements of being ill is my Mercedes Lackey Last Herald Mage trilogy.


My friends Thene and Jess  introduced me to this “exploding pink fluff” while I was at university. They call it that because, well, it is. I love Lackeys writing, shes like a huge literary duvet that envelops you and makes the world go away for a while.

On my TV:

West Wing DVDs. My “go to” comfort viewing along with Mrs Marple (Joan Hickson of course) and Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett).

On the menu for tonight:

Whatever is in the freezer/cupboard/fridge/shop across the road that the Fella can be convinced to cook.

On my To Do List:
Carry on making myself and my friend Keep Warm sets for the winter; hat neck-warmer and mitts.
Get some of the laundry mountain sorted out.
Getting better dammit!

Done from last weeks To Do List:
Getting through the week (Tada!) All the impending busyness got completly swept aside by the advancing army of congestion and pain in my system.
Making sure the fella had a nice birthday; Mission accomplished! Presents were given and there was videos rented and general being nice to the fella around coughing, sneezing, sniffling, and napping.

New Recipe I tried last week:
None at all. Cooking relied on tins, packets and ready meals due to lack of energy.

New Recipe I’m trying this week:
I’ll see if I feel up to actually cooking this coming week.

In the craft basket:

Whatever I feel up to working on to be honest.

Looking forward to:

Having clean clothes, feeling well again and getting to

Favorite photo from last week:

This one from Little Cotton Rabbits:

knitttedhegglehogs and acornsI love hedgehogs and I love all things autumnal, and it bought a smile to my face this week.

Favourite blog post from the last week:

I followed some of the suggestions on Greed (Googles RSS feed aggragator) so have been reading several new blogs this week. I may tell you about some of them next week…but my favourite one so far is HenHouse.

You must go and read this one and this one on her recent holiday to Yorkshire and all the wonders they found here; oh and admire her outfit!

Lesson learned the past few days:

That he really did love his birthday socks, in part because even though they drove me round the bend, I did my best to finish them for his birthday.




  1. Nakki and me have a list. One of the entries on it is: ‘You Know You’re An LHM Fan When…your mood can be gauged by the distance between your LHM and your bed.’ Bless ❤

    • Hello lovely. A similar one for me would be “You can gauge mood by proximity of West Wing Dvds to dvd player”…

      Is it a bad sign I am carrying the first book around with me today?

      • I think that depends on what you mean by ‘bad’ 😀

        I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately, tbh – I don’t even have a copy here except for the one in my head/heart yet it is still a source of great comfort and immoral support ❤

      • Well, its a wonderful source of comfort to me at the moment. *hugs*

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