Saturday, October 25, 2014
I somehow contracted pneumonia. I have been feeling poorly, and last weekend I crashed, ending up in the ER. Since that time, I am drinking ice water, juice, soda (I know, I know) and a little bit of coffee. Food? I am trying. Fruits and raw vegetables are mostly what I want, though I do eat a little lunch and dinner. This is halfway through my antibiotic course and I am praying to see some improvement from today on.
The nights are very odd, with fever spiking and sending me into night sweats. My dreams are long, meandering journey dreams with no real conclusion or satisfaction found. My husband, who is a wonderful musician and music lover, posted this video on FB the other day and I thought he could see into my dreams! Of course, the night before I had read a bit of Rose by Martin Cruz Smith. There was a scene in which gorilla hands were displayed to a gathering of upper class English mine owners. Obviously I saved that little snippit for my nocturnal journey.
I sleep most of the night, waking at 4, and reading a little. Then, I try to sleep some more. If I get up, and do anything, I'll be paying for that expenditure later in the day. Today I slept from 9-12, and here I am talking to you before nap #2.
My old jack russell Nick is in heaven. The rule about sleeping on the guest bed? What rule? Up he comes for his own fever dreams!
I sewed some pants though, and they fit. I still need to hem them but every time I move my head, there is a little rush of blood pressure adjustment which is not fun. I'll wait. I used this pattern and some black ponte from Fabric of Vision (very good knit).
I sewed View A, medium through the high hip and small/medium down the thigh. I then straightened the flare, using the small line, a 1/2" SA everywhere and some artistic license. There were notes on the pattern pieces, though I have zero memory of making these previously. But, the notes led me to a good result.
Some Clovers are also waiting their turn. I cut them out in a cool denim from Sandy at FOV. The denim is very strong, and has a teeny herringbone pattern throughout. I have made a number of Clovers, and so I just went for it and cut them, not checking the waistband fit but hoping that all would work out...fever dream?
I will check back in with all of you, and keep you updated on my sewing progress, and if my immune system is kicking into high gear. Stay healthy-get your flu shot-and wash your hands often. love, "mom"