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Intense Ups, Intense Downs

Hi, friends. I’ve had an amazing jam-packed week. I’m just stopping in to tell you I’m still of this world.

Friday daytime, my car decided it wanted a new engine for its 12th birthday (it was due to turn over 150,000 miles that day). Stopped, and that was that. (The replacement engine is on its way.)

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Friday night, we took the bus to perform in the Lil’ Darlin’s Vaudeville show. That was fun… both the bus ride and the show. And dinner afterward at Emil’s Italian Restaurant.

For the record, this longest-family-owned restaurant in Lansing has its kitchen open until midnight, at least on Fridays. A “busload” of us from the show came in at about 11:35 and they greeted us with open arms. It was a class-act welcome.

Since then, I’ve been fighting what I thought was allergies or a cold. I stayed home Sat/Sun. I did little on Monday.

bear2backTuesday I felt well enough to get out and work, doing the Lansing Comfort Bear event at Schuler Books Eastwood. It was INCREDIBLE.

The press was there, TV6 and TV10 plus the Lansing State Journal. We had a great largish crowd of knitters. Two had not knit before, and Rae and Anna helped them while I tended to the larger percentage who were already knitters.

A couple of people finished the back of their bear that night. Loved it.

But now I am not just having allergy symptoms, I am truly sick. That kind of sick where you cough so much you can’t sleep. So your LynnH is trying to lay low.

I almost never get bored, but I am now. Wednesday and Thursday I’ve canceled everything. Friday I have no solid obligations, and may have to postpone a lunch with a friend, we will see.

In the big scheme of things… cars need repairs sometimes. People get sick sometimes. I got both the same week… maybe that is a faster way for me to get past the “hiccups.”

I’m knitting a little, when I am not having coughing fits. That part is good. But I’m already bored of playing Scrabble on the iPod Touch, and that means I’ve been still far too long. One day at a time.

For now, I’m not blogging enough. Please excuse the quiet. I will be back.

10 Responses to “Intense Ups, Intense Downs”

  1. MaryjoO Says:

    feel better soon — and no fun about the car, either!

  2. Emma Says:

    Get well soon. Boring it may be, but you must take good care of yourself.

  3. Lindy Says:

    Sick and bored! Time for a really good mystery to read :-D

    BTW – I did find 2 semi-colorful skirts at the Goodwill last week. I will wear one to my in-laws 65th wedding anniversary party the end of this month. Thanks so much fpr the post on these skirts.

    Lindy in AZ

  4. Mom Says:

    Cars will be cars and when they need help, it is good to fix them up to par.
    Now you need to get back to par, also. I try to sleep away as much time as I can to help my body mend. I try to keep busy when awake by propping myself up with pillows in bed and I have a few things I can so without a brain. I make envelopes out of calendars. I get a pile of “paper work” and put it on a tray or cookie sheet, bringing it to bed with a supply of paper clips to put like things together. I also have a trash basket because by the time I get to some things, they are ready to be tossed. I also fix a nice cup of tea as I know you do. Baby, baby, baby yourself!

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  6. Howlin' Hobbit Says:

    I’ll miss you while you’re not blogging as much but be much happier knowing you’re getting healthy. Be well soon!

  7. Trish Says:

    get well, Lynn. I know the boredom of which you speak, having been laid up with sciatica for most of a month. Couldn’t knit laying on my side. TV and computer kept me busy but I was about out of my mind with boredom (and pain). Thankfully I’m healing (still can’t stand or walk for long without the pain shooting down my leg) but I can now sit, and knit, and have hope that I will be healed. I hope your cough goes away and you can get back to your life. (and zipping around in your car that will feel good as new with its new heart!)

  8. ChelleC Says:

    May you and your car be up and running in no time soon. (Sorry for the bad pun).

  9. Diana Troldahl Says:

    By that sounds like me, I only get bored when I feel too sick to take an interest in my usual stuff.
    My coughing decreased today, so there is hope!

  10. Susan Gallacher-Turner Says:

    Hoping you get well and your car gets better soon, too. I love your red knitted bear…it’s adorable!

    Take care!

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