Monday, November 29, 2010


Working full time creates a stinginess in me - a hoarding of sorts, for my weekend time.  The long Thanksgiving weekend is always excitedly anticipated.  Planning begins weeks in advance - the sewing room is cleaned, projects are lined up in order of importance, small busy work is tackled and forgotten, food is prepared and stored.  FOUR days.   
This year I was cheated out of my holiday.  It started on Thanksgiving afternoon, shortly after the dishes were cleared and put away.  The sore throat.  The heaviness in my head.  I took to the couch with a myriad of knitting.  I fell asleep with the needles in my hand - the yarn strewn across my chest.  The following three days passed by like a bad dream - a coughing, sleeping, snotting, drifting testimony to the Headcold Gods.  
I was able to make a tiny bit of progress yesterday on some mittens that I'd started for Hilary last season.   I also cast on for a matching slouchy hat. 
I've frogged the hat at least three times since this image was taken.  Swatching is hateful when healthy, despicable when ill!


Zoey said...

Oh, Jody, I am so sorry that you have been ill. What a disappointing holiday weekend it was for you.

I never get a 4-day weekend for Thanksgiving. I am lucky to get Thanksgiving day off. I did this year and I enjoyed being home and putzing a bit.

I hope you feel better soon!

JelliDonut said...

Yes, you were cheated and I'm sorry it happened. I always feel the same way when I get sick around a holiday. The only good part is getting out of doing chores.

Feel better soon.

Exuberant Color said...

That's not fair! when I was working I felt the same way, precious days, my days for me.

Bea said...

OH no! I'm so sorry. Why don't these things happen on work days?