Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The after-holiday crash

As usual, I make it through the stressful times and then fall apart.  Consider me in pieces right now. I am doing much better than I normally do after a holiday period but the fatigue is incredible and I spent a day in pain yesterday.  Although I did manage to get all my work done so Tom will have socks and underwear to wear to work.  But today I had errands and could barely make it through.  It's pizza again tonight because I'm going to crawl into bed here shortly.

I didn't even knit last night because I was too tired.  In fact I fell asleep at 8:30 but woke up around 10 p.m. and couldn't get back to sleep until around 3 a.m.  I don't think I'll knit tonight either because I'm still a bit achy.  I touched my chin earlier and it felt hot but I don't think I'll take my temp as I tend to feel worse if I know my temp is up.  I'll just take some ibuprofen and tramadol and go to bed.

Hannibal is doing fine.  He was acting cheerier yesterday and by this morning his chin was back to normal size so we didn't need the vet this time.  His stomach has settled down, too. 

I'm going to dig Zach's sweater out tomorrow and get back to working on it so I can finish it.  He really wants to wear it this winter.  And I'm close to being done.  I only need to do the sleeves, which are relatively easy.  Then I want to get to work on my sweater.  I'm getting tired of the small stuff.  Although I found these patterns on Ravelry and am debating buying it.  I normally don't, but these patterns are too good to pass up.  I mean, can I really not buy the Fellowship of the Socks?

Well, time to put the pizza in the oven so I can crawl into bed as soon as it's done.




my grandmother almost had a nervous breakdown trying to teach me to knit..she taught all my girl cousins but all I wanted to do was go outside and play ball..wish I had learned now.

Kathy said...

I learned to knit in home ec in high school but we didn't learn much beyond casting on and the knit and purl stitch. So much of my knitting is self-taught. And badly at that. The recent surge in knitting programs have taught me better ways to do things. But Stephanie Pearl-McPhee states it best...(paraphrase) knitting is supposed to be relaxing but until you learn how to do it, it's anything but relaxing. :)

My aunt taught me how to crochet when I was in grade school but all I did was crochet long chains of string and never learned more until I was an adult. My childhood was spent in the catalpa tree reading.