Friday, January 28, 2011

Back to Normal, Mostly

It’s been a rough week. As I mentioned on Monday, I was pretty sick on Sunday – so no sleep for me on Sunday night. Then Max’s head cold started getting worse. Very little sleep Monday night and virtually no sleep Tuesday and Wednesday nights for both of us. Poor little guy. I took him in to the Dr’s – no infections, just a virus. She suggested putting a few drops of olive oil in his ears to help clear out the wax and maybe reduce the pressure. That helped enough that we got a normal sleep last night, and a much happier baby and mommy! I was bummed that the weekend was going to suck as much as the week had, but maybe it’ll be ok after all.

Even sick and exhausted, I can’t just sit and zone in front of the TV. I used to be able to, but now I’m so used to being busy that I did a couple of projects to keep my hands busy while I semi-zoned in front of the TV. I’ll post photos later once I get them off the camera…

I crocheted green booties with tan ties for Max. He loves pulling on the ties, and chewing on them… One turned out ¼ inch smaller than the other, but hey, I was sick. Perfection was not my goal. They turned out pretty cute. I’ve been trying to find a crochet bootie pattern that I like for infants 6+ months but finally just made one up. I really should have counted what I was doing, then I wouldn’t have to make another set to write down the pattern. Oh well, he’ll just have yet another set of booties. I’m sure he won’t mind.

I also started up again on Max’s quilt. I started it when I was pregnant and haven’t had a chance to work on it. It’s an appliqué center with patchwork surrounding. I’d previously cut out and basted all of the appliqué pieces, so I machine sewed stage one of the appliqué, removed the basting, and then started cutting the squares for the surrounding. I plan on doing a post (possible series) on this project when I’m closer to finished.

Oh, and I never did get to the thrift stores with Mom. With everyone getting sick (including her) we just never made it that far. I’ll let you know when I do manage to get out and about to the stores, possibly tomorrow. We’ll see how tonight goes. Wish me luck – and sleep!


LuLu Kellogg said...

I hope you feel better soon Jessie!!

Uncle Tractor said...

We're glad you seem to be on the mend! Bob & Nancy