I don’t know what month or season it is at the moment but I don’t like it, not after we had such a glorious spell over the last two weeks. Two weeks in which I was incredibly tied up with things and couldn’t fully appreciate it. I had just realised how stunning the neighbour’s flowering magnolia was against a crazy blue sky when the sky went overcast and the petals blew away. It’s a sad truth that we never appreciate the good until it’s too late. A wasted opportunity. Perhaps.
The problem with this shift in seasons is what to wear. I’d even manage to find my summer coat. I’ve been in sandals. There’s the problem. Now I’ve worn my sandals the Law says that I can’t go back to boots, unless walking somewhere in torrential rain, until September at the earliest. This is an unfair twist of weather. I have cold feet, very cold, and I’m too stubborn to wear boots. Or maybe a little lazy to go back to plasters and two pairs of socks. Sigh. I can’t win. Serves me right for casting that clout though, perhaps that’s why I’m poorly.
The sore throat of the century has turned into a cough/cold combo which isn’t endearing me to my husband (apparently my cough is booming, you’d have thought that I was only coughing to annoy him) and that I’m just too Tired to deal with, besides which muscle fatigue adds a few other er, complications to coughing. I’m wandering the house with a loo roll and a large bottle of hand gel and probably should add a large handbell, an ‘unclean’ bell and not one for summoning sympathy and aid, that isn’t forthcoming. And at times with a liberal dose of self-pity.
But I have my knitting to soothe my soul and have reluctantly accepted the aphorism about best laid plans, some things will have to wait until I’m back on my feet, unfortunately others can’t or won’t. It’s frustrating but I know that life rarely goes the way I expect. Just one day at a time, I remind myself.
In the meantime, as I am chain eating my way through cough sweets, I also have to remind myself that both I and the dentist would prefer it if I left them in the middle of my mouth rather than tuck them down the side of my teeth where they’re much more comfortable as now, suspiciously, I have a large row of fillings in that very location. It’s also possibly connected to my questionable habit of leaving a cough sweet in over night, well in either case I’m going to choke so what’s the worse that could happen?
Another sign of a Bad Cold is the fact that I can’t smell, other than the occasional whiff which takes me by surprise, the copious amounts of that very famous eucalyptus oil blend all over my pillow. Not good. Occasionally my eyes burn too, maybe I have actually got too much on the pillow. I don’t like that other unctuous ointment that was lathered onto chests when we were little by overenthusiastic mothers, I don’t get the need to be embalmed in goopy stuff that stinks and mushes into nightwear and bedclothes so I stick to the oil. Far more civilised.
Well, whinge over, I might go to bed or I might add another row to my current WIP. It’s slowly growing but the hard bit is next. I finished another project today which has had me tearing my hair out so I was glad to see that done. Before I went bald. Which is a distinct genetic possibility anyway. I’ll catch up with posting those another day and yes, I do have more than one project on the needles at a time. Doesn’t everyone?