Sunday, May 27, 2018

The View From a Disappointing Weekend

It's a three-day weekend in the States, so of course I had plans. Not a lot, but there were a few things I was really looking forward to. Instead, my weekend looks like this:
I've been braving the 97-degree weather to try to heal on the lawn chair in our backyard. I was in Urgent Care this morning -- after a week of feeling under the weather -- and it turns out I have a sinus infection. As if it's not bad enough to have a sinus infection on a holiday weekend, I am worried this will mean postponing the surgery I have set for Thursday. Here's hoping the Amoxicillin does the job!
I have spent quite a bit of time dozing, but I have made some progress on my Campside shawl. This was a splurge purchase at the April meeting of my Knitting Guild. I think it will be an excellent travel shawl, as long as I finish it in time. The yarn is a cotton-linen blend, a bit hard on the hands. I can only do a few rows at a time.
I finished The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes, a novel about the composer Dmitri Shostakovich. It's about his struggle as an artist in a totalitarian country, the USSR. It's very interesting, but not a page turner. It took me a while to get through this very short novel.

I'm thinking of launching into The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein about the role of the federal government in segregating America. Not sure I'm up to it, though.

My daughter cheered me up with a phone call and this photo:


She's in Denver for a wedding, and while visiting the state capital today, she ran into her cousin Jennifer, who had made a last-minute weekend trip with her boyfriend.

Jennifer lives in Los Angeles and Rachel lives in Miami, so this was very unexpected. Sadly, Rachel was on her way to the wedding so they couldn't even have a coffee together.

I hope you are healthier than I this weekend!

P.S. Did I mention that we do not have air conditioning? 

16 comments:

  1. Ooof. That is hot. Being sick and being hot are Two Bad Things. Wishing cool breezes to be headed your way!

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  2. Bless your heart and your head experiencing a sinus infection in all that heat. IT is cooler here, you should be in Florida. Rest up my friend.

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  3. Sending healing thoughts to you. We had 90 plus yesterday and today flooding rains...water came in our basement where it has never come in before. We have window air conditioners, but not central air. I have not slept well for 3 nights and feel like a zombie.

    Wishing you all the best for your upcoming surgery.

    Love your latest shawl.

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  4. This heat has been awful and to be sick too! Sending you healing thoughts. Take care.

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  5. I hope the antibiotics kick in so your surgery does not need to be rescheduled. Love the beginning of the shawl.

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  6. I did struggle with the heat in NY because it went from freezing to sweltering and it was hard to adjust! (and no A/C) I'm sorry.
    Hope you get feeling better soon. Very cool that the cousins met up like that-always a good feeling!

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  7. Oh, no.....poor you. It has been terribly hot and humid here too but at least I've got the AC and two dehumidifiers running. I really, really hate summer anymore. The heat, the bugs, the mold....ugh.

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  8. I am in love with shawl! Thank you ! it is now in my library. Al loves POMPOM designs too.

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  9. Yikes! Knitting outdoors in 97 degrees is almost or maybe even worse than a sinus infection on a holiday weekend! Hope you're feeling better soon.

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  10. So sorry to hear about your sinus infection; sure hope you feel lots better really soon. Love that shawl beginning and need to check out that pattern. Take care. Sending big hugs.

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  11. I hope you are on the mend soon! And, yes! That shawl is looking beautiful!

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  12. I'm sorry you are not well :( I will say a prayer you can have your surgery! Your photo looks serene though!!

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  13. I'm so sorry you are ill, and I'm sure the heat (without ac) makes it all worse. I'm sending lots of healthy, get-better thoughts, and hope you can get the surgery out of the way as planned. That is a lovely shawl!

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  14. Oh ugh!!! Hope you are feeling better soon. Maybe the heat will bake out the germs.

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  15. I'm sorry you have a sinus infection, ugh. I hope you are healed and you have the all clear to proceed as needed! I think it's awesome the cousins ran into each other in Denver even if they were unable to spend some quality time.

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  16. I hope your surgery went ahead as planned and you are now headlong well. The heat here has lessened slightly so hope the same goes for you.

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