Rest and Recover
Well no sooner did I beat a cold brilliantly without any antibiotics, the universe has decided to give me yet another virus. The best case scenario is that it's a bad cold the worst case is it's a mild flu.
I just got the flu shot October 14th so I don't think I'm completely covered by that, I don't know how that stuff works. The reason I think it's a cold is that I had a sore throat some sneezing and a runny stuffy nose. My flu theory is I am achy from head to toe and that is WITH tons of NSAIDS for arthritis pain. I don't have a fever that I know of.
I guess it doesn't matter what it is. Let's just say I feel somewhat crappy, but better than I thought I would feel. I'm staying home and resting.
When I was a kid, I would lounge on the living room sofa when I was home from school with whatever ailed me. My mom wasn't doting (boo) but instead matter of fact with my litany of symptoms. She would heat up homemade sweet iced tea from the fridge for me to sip and tell me I was fine. It was the best tasting tea ever. I would watch all the shows and yes, in desperation I'd watch daytime tv shows once the cartoons were over.
Nowadays I opt for Chamomile Mint tea with no sugar for sipping while sitting and knitting or reading. I have to serve myself during the day. Yesterday my husband picked up dinner and today I'm sure we will be doing that as well. I'm always hungry so the cold theory is more my guess.
I'm slowly making progress on the preschooler's sweater. The best part is the yoke knitting in my opinion.
After Inktober is over, I am going to continue some creative prompts from doodlewash. I've been listening to his (Charlie) podcast and find him delightful.
My personal challenge this past month was to sketch in INK. No pencil, which is hard hard hard. However, the more I do it the more forgiving my views are of my budding artwork. I use small watercolor palettes and try to just go with it.
Each prompt takes less than an hour. I like the burst of creativity.
Besides a cup of tea and some chicken noodle soup, how do you fight off the viruses in life?