Yesterday was spent top-stitching the latest block for
Even though I wasn't happy with the green scraps I had to choose from, I'm happy with how this turned out.
Yesterday morning, Mike drove into town to run some errands. While he was gone, I jumped in the shower. When I got out of the shower I had that unmistakable feverish feeling (absent when I got into the shower). Although I hadn't stood under the warm water very long, I still felt kind of crummy and decided to lie on the couch for a while. Within a few minutes, Mike came through the door from his trip into town and announced, "I think I'm getting sick!" And I said, "I am too!" After nearly 41 years of marriage, I think it's good when a couple shares everything, don't you?
One of the people in this story began to act as if we'd been exposed to the Ebola virus. The other person spoke reassuringly saying that this was probably a survivable illness. We both took Tylenol as directed on the bottle throughout the day, but nevertheless ran fevers consistently in the 99° range...hardly alarming, but enough to make us want to lay low. We're both still about the same this morning. Mike stayed home from work. I canceled breakfast with Erik and Mae, and rescheduled my pedicure (hated to do that with such short notice).
We never get sick here at the Three Cats Ranch, and so we blame our Saturday outing into Hood River where we met up with germs aplenty. We figure the germs must have been lurking on the table where we had lunch...or possibly the person who prepared the food was sick. It's the only thing we both touched, but it hardly matters. Sick we are, and hopefully, it will be short-lived.
Despite feeling like death warmed over, I made my way into the sewing room to make the next row of blocks for the Mulligan Stew quilt from this book:
It's a fun and interesting quilt to make, and I'm reading the little blurbs that go with each block. You can read more about this quilt and the history of the blocks at this old blog post. Here is yesterday's batch. I included the meaning of the block below each one.
Doctor, No Charge
Don't Give Up
Don't Go This Way
That was pretty much all I was up for, but it was a good day's work for a sick person.
Today I'm hoping to get a start quilting the Yard Art quilt. There is a quilting plan in my head. Deciding how to quilt something is always the hardest part. For now, I think I'll make my way back to the couch for a while. It's gotta get better soon, right? And since I have to pick up the first share of CSA veggies tomorrow afternoon, I'm really hoping it will.