Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Antibiotics rule!

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As you can see form the photo we have snow but not as much as some poor souls.  I was hoping for a bit more today and we did get some overnight but I didn’t manage to get any snow dyeing done today.  I shouldn’t say it but fingers crossed for just a bit more so I can get some while it’s fresh.  Our side road is a bit of a mess and will probably be very slippery by tomorrow as it’s freezing again but once you get down that little hill the main estate road is fine.  Not that that can be said for the surface in the supermarket!

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This was our back garden this morning, the birds aren’t too happy with it all.  I’ve been putting food in various parts of the garden for them and quite a few of them have been coming in pairs, so maybe Spring isn’t soooooo far away?  Yesterday we had some bluetits inspecting the nest box so maybe we’ll be getting some babies again this year.  I watched one bird go in for a look followed after a few seconds by a second.  After a minute or so one bird left and the second popped his head out and then had to wriggle firmly to extricate himself!  Too much fat cake perhaps?

Well, I got to the doctor’s this afternoon and I have got a chest infection so no sherry for me for a week while I take a course of antibiotics.  Is it only me that feels really stupid when they go to the doctor’s?  My symptoms always seem to  disappear the second I walk through the surgery door and all the barking I’ve been doing for days comes out as a rather polite ‘uhkhuh’!  Anyway the doctor said she could hear some noise so antibiotics it is.   I’m hoping that a couple of days will see some improvement.

Despite the coughing I have actually managed something creative today.  I have been assembling fabrics for a challenge being run over at Expedition Quilt Art as Tina, whose blog it is has been goading me to join in.  I am hoping I will be able to meet the deadline of 23 January.  I’ve decided that what I am doing for this challenge will also work for my first Journal Quilt so I am in fact working on 2 quilts! 

crinkle

Remember I said I was going to do some handsewing over Christmas?  This is as far as I’ve got!  I managed to crinkle a piece of fabric I’d previously painted and I’ve layered it onto a piece of wadding and some rusted fabric.  The next step is to get cracking with the sewing.  Watch this space – again!

I had a lovely phone call yesterday from my nephew and his wife to thank me for the quilt and bucket bag for their nearly here baby.  I am pleased to say they were delighted – yay!

13 comments:

Gail P said...

Brr! you have been hit by the snow! Here in sunny California, in the desert, I'm enjoying the mild temps. I have my fingers crossed that the antibiotics will do the trick!! fun pic of your DH.

Françoise said...

Nice pictures of the snow. We had some more too last night, and we should get even more this weekend.
Take care of yourself. I hope you'll get better soon.

Gina said...

I always feel like that at the doctors... like I'm faking it! Hope the antibiotics get to work quickly.

The WestCountryBuddha said...

Yes, yes, I can so identify with the doctor thing! I sit in the surgery trying to justify my presence to myself. I even used to feel like that with the children. DH says I'm daft because "I'm paying their wages" and their purpose is to help me, but I still feel the same. Perhpas it's a throwback to childhood or something. I also avoid going because I sometimes come out worse than I went in having caught something horrible in the waiting room! Anyway, despite being poorly, you seem to be doing an awful lot. Hope you feel better soon.

Textile Art Showcase said...

I do hope you are feeling much better very soon. At least you feel like stitching - I think that is a good sign!!!

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Glad you are joining us on the challenge. I hope the anibiotics finally do the trick as well. You need to be shot of this now as you have had this a long time. We have had another 3" of snow this morning so I hope its not heading your way.

Heather said...

Sorry about the chest infection - you are not alone in feeling better as soon as you get to the doctor's. As soon as I've made the appointment my symptoms diminish. Hope you soon feel much better. Love the look of your crinkled fabric and as for more snow, you may get more than you bargained for. According to my son, Sunday is going to bring blizzards. Keep warm and happy stitching.

JP said...

sorry you are still not well - like the look of the crinkled fabric - happy stitching

maggi said...

Sorry to hear about your cough. Hopefully the antibiotics will do the trick. The crumpled fabric piece looks like it is going to be interesting. You may also get your wish, they have forecast more for tomorrow.

jude said...

feel better and happy new year!

Jackie said...

Just look after yourself with those antibiotics. You have th e perfect excuse to put your feet up.

Julie said...

Heather, JP and Jude thank you all for your very kind get well wishes. x

Wendy Coyne said...

You are not the only one who feels that way, I hate going to the docs. All those sick people in the waiting area ;) My dh has had a cough for weeks and was nagged into going this week, he has an upper respitary tract infection, sounds posh but anitbi's should do the trick. I am looking forward to a good nights sleep :)
Hope you feel better soon