Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Nope Still Sick

The dude stayed home from work today to make sure I was okay. As he was leaving yesterday I was coughing up a lung and coughed up other um...effluvia of the gastrointestinal sort. He had a meeting to attend so he couldn't just stay. By 4:00 I was feeling better. And then at bedtime, feeling like hot crap again. The dude hasn't been terribly well either and the walk to work wears him out. Then he has to come home and walk the dog, poor thing. All that to tell you I haven't had a chance to get on the computer today because he was working from home and hogging it.

Instead of getting sucked into the computer, I stitched on Brett's Stocking and finished nearly the whole thing. Unfortunately, it turns out I am missing one color. Someday I'll be well enough to go get it and the stocking will be well and truly finished. And then I'll show you a new photo.

When the dude's not here, Stella doesn't much like me stitching. She likes to nip at the fabric, I may have told you that already because I am losing my mind with the racking coughs, fever, nose-blowing, and other things you don't want to hear about. So anyway, I smartened up and got out my jewelry stuff and finished this necklace I started ages ago.


It's my version of a necklace that was on the cover of Stringing. I like the technique of bending a metal charm to hold a donut or other bead. I'll definitely do something like that again.

I'm sure you'd love to hear news of Stella. Turns out she's been sandbagging us. We've been throwing a ball like idiots out back for her to chase. Turns out she knows fetch. You just have to use a stick. (I know sticks are bad and we're going to get a more appropriate substitute when we make the bi-weekly trip to PetSmart.) She also is an animal pornographer. Witness:



These are two of her toys that she arranged. I came upon the monkey in the throes of ecstasy and was just as shocked as you are. Of course this was Sunday when they were fresh. Monkey is now a quadriplegic. Ostrich well, this is the third ostrich since we got Stella (just over a month), she doesn't have long.

Back to my sick bed. And maybe some stitching on Anna's Stocking. Depends on how my pornographer dog feels.

18 comments:

valerie said...

Sorry to hear you're still feeling sick! Nice of "the dude" to stay home and check on you. Love your necklace! Looks fantastic on you...

Caroline said...

amazing how pornesque type music accompanied your post today in my head as I read about Stella and her penchant for monkey love. love your new necklace and truly hope you feel better soon!

gio162 said...

I hope you'll be better soon. Great necklace!

LivnLaf said...

Yep...sounds like what I had in April after being in San Diego for a conference. The same week anyone visiting SAN and showing signs of flu symptoms should get tested for swine/H1N1...and flying on a packed airplane breathing re-cycled air for 5 hours. I tested negative but was sick as a dog (clearly not Stella). I'd start to feel better and then wham! It was like a bad Ground Hog Day for two weeks. Feel better soon.

Pam said...

I hope you feel better soon. Don't push yourself.

riona said...

I wish you a speedy recovery ... sounds like a dreadful ailment ... things are ever so much more comfortable when all bodily fluids behave as designed by evolutionary forces. At least some stitching and crafting time can be squeezed in between Stella sessions ... interspecies photos notwithstanding, I think she sounds like a wonderful animal.

Donna said...

Sorry to hear that you aren't recovered yet.

Do you need me to drive three hours with some home made chicken soup???

Nice that you got to do some stitching at least.

And the necklace is gorgeous!

Margaret said...

feel better! (Nice necklace!)

Margie said...

Hope you feel better soon! My dogs love sticks. :-) And I very rarely take them away. I just let them bring them in the house.

doahleigh said...

Dang Ostrich and Monkey are horny little buggers. Hope you feel better!

Kathy said...

I am sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well. Summer colds are the worst.

But at least Stella is keeping you amused. They are so good at that aren't they? :) As for fetch do you think Stella could talk to my Rory and explain it to him?

Oh and I totally understand about not being able to stitch. Rory doesn't chew on the fabric but wants my lap instead. :) And a 40 pound dog on the lap makes stitching difficult.
Hope you fell better soon.

Redwitch said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Love your necklace. You might get some strange blog visits after using words like dog and pornographer ;)

Lee said...

Have you seen a doctor? I don't remember if you've told us that or not. Go, go, go. Could be that after this long you're past the virus stage and now you have something bacterial...like a sinus infection. That'll make you cough like a son-of-a-gun and run a fever and feel like you're never going to get better.

Go. GO. GO!

Carolyn NC said...

LOL!!! - Love the saga of Stella and the animals! Hope you're feeling better soon. Looking forward to seeing the stocking. Your necklace is beautiful!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

The necklace is beautiful, congrats on the finish. Hope you get well and can get your final thread to accomplish your stitching finish too. CJ ok;-)

Siobhan said...

I'm sorry to hear you're still so sick! :P I hope you're better soon. Love the necklace!

Michelle said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. The necklace is GORGEOUS! Love your creations so much. Let me know what thread you need and I'll be happy to send it to you!

Coni said...

Are you feeling better now? I hope so.

I'm very impressed that you accessorize so well when you're feeling poorly....gorgeous necklace!

(My only accessory these days is an old white tee shirt with dubious food stains down the front.)

(Note to self: Must get out of this house and stop looking like a crazy person who lives in a cabin in the woods.)