13 December 2005

Poor Me!

"Nourish the mind like you would your body. The mind cannot survive on junk food." - Jim Rohn

Well, it's Tuesday. Only 12 (gasp!) days till Christmas (and Hanukkah)...and I have a nasty sinus infection - hence the title, Poor Me.

My head is full. I feel like that old Sudafed commercial where the people walk around with balloon heads. My nose is alternately runny and stuffy. I have a cough. I've gone through countless boxes of Kleenex...and my nose looks like Rudolph's!

Last night, I finally got to sleep (nose was really stuffed up). Around 3:30AM, my daughter (who's 6 years old) came in the room & got into bed with me. I don't know why. It was 3:30AM and I was asleep. I don't ask questions! I do not sleep well with her in bed with me (those of you who've attempted to sleep with children know what I'm talking about!). Somehow, this small child always manages to take up most of the bed (she leaves me with about 4 inches of bed). So I finally got back to sleep, was sleeping very well (comfortable, warm, could breathe through my nose)...and the damn alarm goes off! I hate those things! Of course, I couldn't sleep today - had all kinds of things to do. So after my daughter got home from school, I got in bed and tried to rest. I fell asleep - and my daughter comes in and starts patting me (like I pat her, when she's GOING to sleep) so, of course, I woke up. She left the room. I fell back asleep. She comes in AGAIN and starts talking to me! See! POOR ME!! :o( Tonight I'm going to bed early...no knitting (till 1AM) ...no reading...no surfing the 'net. Sleep!!

Ok. You can start reading again...my pity party is over. :o)

I have a home-based business (botanically-based personal care products), so I'm armed with my vitamins (including an antioxidant and a "cold" formula), an herbal vapor rub, an herbal vapor soak, awesome moisturizers for the red nose...and Sudafed. We'll see how it goes. It's worked before.

The down side is - I haven't done much knitting!! And there are only 12 more days till Christmas (and of course, business-wise, we're halfway through December). But I'm not worried. I have plenty of time to finish my Christmas knitting (positive affirmations! "I am finished with my Christmas knitting!").

Oh! And I started another scarf. And after reading Stephanie's (Yarn Harlot) blog, I now want to do a scarf like she did! It never ends! Why didn't anyone warn me that knitting was so addictive?? Am I a knitaholic?? Is there a support group I should be joining?? Am I just in denial since I don't think there's a problem??

To Anonymous who posted a comment, thanks for the book recommendations! I'm always looking for new books to read.

Thank you for reading my blog (you probably have some knitting to do, too!) ...and MAKE it a great day!


Anonymous said...

I hope you're feeling better soon. Don't we always get sick right before a major holiday? It's meant to be. ugh
Oh yes, knitting, blogging, sewing- they are all very addictive. Luckily, we all in this same group and can help each other through. ;)

Nancy Joyce said...

Hope you feel better. I am going to respond to your e-mail. I've just been snowed under here at work.

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