That may sound like a strange combination, but that has been my survival kit for the last few days. You see, the Meares' Madhouse was visited by the Tummy Bug and it has NOT been fun!! I'm not usually prone to tummy bugs, so it was a bit of a shock to the ol' system to have my insides turned outside and I'm pretty sure I lost a few internal organs during the process too!! I really do not remember ever feeling so crummy ... and sore!! The roses were from my Beloved Geek Boy in a bid to cheer me up and make me feel better. They didn't help my unhappy tum, but they did help boost my morale. :0) Yes, GB can be a sweetie ... and YES! ... I'm keeping him! :0)
Then ... just when I was starting to be able to face the green apples (grated is better, I'm told by two very experienced nursing friends!) and perhaps a piece of toast with a scrape of Vegemite ... poor GB came down with the same bug. Oh Dear! He's still tucked up in bed recovering, though thankfully the hurried trips down the hall have stopped ... he's just sleeping it off now. He says that usually when he throws up that much and has to sleep it off, it's at least involved a fun time with friends and a bottle or two of wine beforehand! Tee Hee! Hee!
Mum and Dad are off house-sitting for friends, so they've missed out on the 'sharing' of the bug ... which is a good thing, since my Dad REALLY doesn't do unwell very well!! :0)
So ... as a result, you can imagine not much has been happening around here. I'm way behind on answering emails, I haven't done any sewing (sorry Toni! I promise to get stitching again soon!!) and today is the first time I can move around without feeling like I'm on a rocking sail boat. I'm still applying the Vegemite toast and green apple dietary therapy for now ... with a no-frills, grilled chicken breast for dinner, I think. Did I mention I really HATE being sick?!?! :0P
So what has everyone else in blogland been up to? I know my GORGEOUS Partner-In-OPAM-Crime, Sweet Peg, has been blog-hopping and doing the March prize draw. :0) There were 294 finishes for March ... WOW!! Well done to everyone! Big thanks to everyone who emailed their tally to either Sweet Peg or me and made sure they updated their sidebar list before the end of the month ... those two things are a HUGE help to Sweet Peg and me. Congratulations to everyone who added finishes to their list and if you were like me and mostly working on long-term projects but you made some good progress ... well done to you, too! Sometimes keeping the momentum going on long-term projects is even harder than projects that can be finished quickly. So in a slight miss-quote of Dory in "Finding Nemo" ...
"Just Keep Stitching!" :0)
Now I'm off to check up on GB and maybe make a cuppa to sip on ... good thing I usually drink my tea without milk, anyways, isn't it?! :0) I hope you're all steering clear of the tummy bugs and flu bugs and having a wonderful week. The woollies are starting to come out of our closets here this week, too, and something tells me it won't be too long before our first fire of the season is lit in the ol' fireplace. SIGH! I already miss my warm summer weather! Never mind ... more excuses to sit and enjoy a hot cuppa and some stitching :0) Enjoy your weekend. Til next time ...
BUG-FREE BEAR HUGS!