Saturday, December 4, 2010

I'm sick!

Well, the horrible cold that started on November 4th and morphed into a flu a few days later has left me with a sinus, ear, and chest infection that has me down for a few days (it better be no more than that!!!), filling myself up with anti-biotics and over the counter pain medications. I knew I wasn't feeling my best, but I've barely had the energy to make products for friends and family, and I'm still booked solid with clients, craft groups, and holiday celebrations! ARGH!

This is my favourite time of year, and it is infuriating that I'm stuck in the house lying in bed instead of annoying the general public with Christmas carols and random gifts of treats! I'd normally ignore my body - we're kind of at war with each other right now - but it could make my life really miserable by feeling worse, so I shall succumb. I shall listen to its need for rest and spend a few days in bed. I'll enjoy cups of lovely tea we bought in Fort Langley the other day (the marzipan is awesome, the chocolate hazelnut is lovely, and I'll know in a few minutes what I think of the spiced Christmas tea) and I will do some sewing while watching endless episodes of the Simpsons. (To give you some perspective on how long I've been ill, I've watched all four seasons of Big Bang Theory since this cold started.) I'll put aside my expectations - I might have to buy my cards at the store this year - and perhaps do some random gifting throughout the year instead of pushing myself to make it all before the 25th.

The reason for sharing my grumpiness with you, my wonderful reader? One, I'm annoyed and needed to vent. And two, I might not be able to get to your e-mails and comments as quickly as I'd like. Oftentimes your wonderful missives require some research or work, and I'm just not up for it right now. Give me a week and I hope to be back to normal.

9 comments:

Mychelle said...

Oh, no!! Get plenty of rest and feel better Susan. It's no fun to be sick around the holidays. I hope you feel better very soon.

Will said...

Having just been through a similar week myself, I understand your pain. I'm not sure if it was the cure, but I was advised to take 2000mg of vitamin C per day, and whether psychological or physiological, I began to feel better soon. Hope you feel better quickly, too! (PS: You were spot on, BTMS50 is WAY better than e-wax for guy's lotion.) Will

Ruth said...

That is exactly what you must need..Bed Rest...there is no better cure, when you are sick.
take care Susan..
I just lov your blog..and both of your e-books...can't wait for the next one, and the next one, and the next one..i guess you get what i mean..
you keep putting them out, and I will keep buying them...
Get Well Susan..We Love you..
Ruth

Anonymous said...

Get well soon!

All the best.

Gina

Lynda said...

So sorry to hear you are not feeling well. It's especially bad during the holidays. Here's hoping you will feel better in a few and take it easy.

Nancy Liedel said...

My dear Goddess. Even a Goddess needs a rest now and then. Your bod is telling you to take it easy and if you don't? Bronchitis, or pneumonia for a festive holiday gift. People understand sick. They really do. I wrenched my back and I'm miserable and happily making everyone around me miserable too. The good part? I won't have to threaten anyone to get on the bus Monday. hehe. Gentle hugs and drink tea. I firmly believe tea fixes all things.

melian1 said...

take care of yourself! i hope you're well and back to your usual self soon.

Sierra Snow Soaps said...

I do hope you are feeling better. Take all your medicine and get lots of rest and enjoy the holidays with your kids. All of them. :-)
Michelle in NV

Topcat said...

Take care of you Susan (as you are now) and you will enjoy your festive season to the full!

Have a wonderful festive season xxx