Thursday, December 06, 2007

Sickly

The sore throat I mentioned the other day turned out to be the harbinger of a couple of days of feeling really bad. Yesterday and today I've been pottering around the house feeling tired, sweaty, achey, and with a pounding headache and sore throat. It's lifting a bit now, and I feel a bit brighter, but I still feel pretty craptastic. I actually got up, showered and was almost ready to leave the house for work this morning when I though, Nup, ain't gonna.

So I've been drinking tea, napping fitfully, watching Ophrah (yesterday it was about gay people all over the world, and it was fascinating - unless I'm delirious of course), shuffling from room to room like an old man, unsuccessfully trying to get in to see my doctor or any of the other doctor's at the surgery (note to self, plan the getting sick thing ahead next time), and feeling a little miserable and depressed. I haven't even been able to concentrate enough to knit...

I took myself off for the 10 minute walk to the Newtown shops yesterday afternoon, foraging for provisions and something to read, and I think I must have been a bit feverish because everything seemed drawn in really bright, sharp relief. The church spire against the leaden grey sky. A small and scruffy white dog being called by the unlikely name of "Sarah". The sweat trickling down my back even while I felt chilly and close to shivering.

Anyhoo, I feel much on the mend now. It's just been some sort of bug that made its presence felt before moving on. Amongst today's excitements have been a small (interior) waterfall in my kitchen thanks to a torrential rainstorm, a leaky gutter, and a window frame that is not as watertight as it should be. I've been loving the book I bought, "In The Wake" by Norwegian writer Per Petterson (beautiful translation by Anne Born), and have been reading that on and off, between the mopping up that is. Shortly Oprah, and then an afternoon nap.

See you tomorrow, where I'll be feeling very much better I predict.

9 comments:

jason said...

Something about the way I read makes me see you foraging out on the Norwegian tundra somehow.

Not sure why.

Aaaaaaaaanyway, I hope you're feeling better soon.

bernard said...

ya poor chooken.

Remember that this 1kwazillion percentile humidity is enuff to send the butchest of us to our sick-beds.

Gimme a yell if u need some faux-chicken broth or something.

Stay indoors, and keep offline as the thunderstorms are baaaaack!

XXX

Mel said...

Seeing as I'm still dealing with the aftermath of The Crud from a couple weeks ago, I can truly empathize. Hope you have a swift recovery.

Love the festive holiday decor.

Cecilia said...

Hope you're feeling better! At least the storms we've been having make for good moping weather.

John C said...

Tis the season to be......ill. My sympathies.

thombeau said...

Best wishes, fishes!

K-A said...

I'm sending you positive energy and psychic hugs! I hope you get to feeling better soon.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

keep cosy and recover dear boy :-)

mrpeenee said...

I hope you're feeling better by now. Not knitting? O dear, that is bad.