This past week visitors to our house have been greeted with a face mask.
The dreaded 'flu got Lala and I; and friends it was not pretty. I have never been this sick in my life. I now understand why people who have had influenza say it hits you like a train. I went from fine on Friday lunchtime to "O-oh I'm coming down with something?" by 3pm to full blown fever by 6pm.
By Wednesday I could manage a a few minutes out of bed (thanks Facebook for posting my updates to 10% of my friends, you're awesome), by Thursday a few minutes of stitching or knitting.
As an aside a 'flu vaccination costs around a quarter less than the course of [unfunded] tamiflu for my husband. Totally worth it though - he had to work from home for a week to take care of us and he didn't get it.
Still there were highlights to what was a really rubbish week:
:: Get well mail from Clare ::
:: A pile of destashed fabric ready to send to its new owner::
:: Admiring an amazing portrait, one of a series by this talented artist
This week I am so super grateful to:
:: The Auntie that went to my workshop and made an urgent delivery on my behalf ::
:: The brother and the Church leader who answered the call for 'more kids DVDs please' within hours ::
:: My Dad who ran laundry service ::
:: The friend that ran up a couple of pairs of PJs I had cut the day before I got sick overnight (funny story - I was down to one pair of threadbare PJs and the fabric gave out while I was unwell) ::
:: The other friend who actually saw my status update, turned up with baking, DVDs, lemon/honey/ginger mix and great advice (she's a pharmacist) ::
Its been a while, so I'm sorry the first post back is rather an inane one, but I figure you deserve to know why I've dropped off the planet.
I'm still not 100%, but I am slowly starting to pick up the threads of our life. Lala returned to Kindy today which was a real blessing. She burst into tears on the weekend because she misses the social contact so terribly.
I'm looking forward to catching up my my blogs and showing you another slow burn project I finished last night.