Monday, February 1, 2010

Weekend woes and chilly toes

I don't normally get excited for Mondays, but I'm glad the weekend is over. Friday we had a snowstorm. While most businesses in town closed up by 1pm, we kept our offices open until 2:30pm. Snow plows were just starting to head out so roads, streets and our parking lot were not in the best shape. I managed to get home OK but I saw a few of our guys push some co-workers out of the parking lot.
It was kind of nice to get home early and cuddle up on the sofa for a snowday, and I fell asleep. Now I almost never am able to take a midday nap, so it was a pleasant surprise. Auntie woke me up in time for supper and I was exhausted. Like a soggy noodle. (Most people feel refreshed after a nap, or so I hear) And this seems to be the trigger for the downward spiral........
I couldn't stay awake after that. Almost felt like I had been drugged or something. I woke up Saturday feeling terrible with a nasty persistent cough. (Yes, for those of you keeping track, this is the THIRD time I have been sick this winter) And AGAIN, could not stay awake, and slept on the sofa for most of the day. Reports indicate there was even some snoring!!
Sunday morning.........woke up feeling alert......WOW this is a good sign. Jumped out of bed and was stunned by a feeling of waking in the frozen tundra. Ran downstairs to turn up the furnace and NOTHING.............CRAP its minus 18 degrees and the furnace is broken. Hmmm repair guys charge double on Sunday. Double CRAP!
Called the company and luckily the repair guy arrived in 15 minutes! What a sweetheart. Apparently it was just a fuse, but you couldn't tell without checking them all because it didn't blow out and turn black. (Because I DID check the fuse box before I called)
Still not quite feeling up to par but at least I can stay awake for longer than a hour at a time. Corinne has dyed some sample wool for my next rug, so hopefully will get a look at it later and start the new project in a day or so. Still contemplating the butterfly finishing technique.


  1. OMG, Kim, I am not so sure, I would have thought about checking the fuses! I will take that as a tip!
    We are getting some snowsqualls on this side of the Atlantic...and it is cold too...

    BTW, maybe try taking some Vit D as it boosts the immunity....I (touch wood) haven't had a sniffle this year...

  2. Kim I hope you continue to feel better. I am looking forward to seeing your blossoms and butterfly rug.

  3. Thanks Ladies. It's my own fault....I made the brilliant decision NOT to get a flu shot this year. At the time, my reasoning was sound however in hindsight..........

  4. I am intrigued with Millie's jackets as I make jackets for my 3 dogs -- a poodle and two yorkies. I loved your Christmas jacket and the new one of today with the lace. Do you have a standard pattern you use and simply vary the trimmings?

  5. Ellen,
    If you email me, so I will have your email, i will send you a rough template of the little coats.

  6. Kim,
    Love Millie's spring coat! She must have her own little closet for her wardrobe! I should have had girl dogs LOL Hope you are feeling better, we really all need a good dose of warm weather I think!! Cathy G ♡

  7. Like your feet are soaked in icy water – yeah, that’s pretty much how it feels when there’s a snowstorm ongoing and you have no heating furniture to keep you warm. Good thing you were able to call a technician to fix your furnace right away. I hope that’s the last time you had to go through something like that. Take care!

    Levi Eslinger @ Capital Plumbing