Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Under the Weather

I started out this week feeling a bit under the weather.  Did you ever stop to ponder that phrase, "under the weather"?  Where did that come from?  Anyway, I guess there was weather and I was under it.  Actually, the weather was lovely but I wasn't really enjoying it much.  Nothing dramatic was going on, just a typical upper respiratory infection (nurse talk for a common cold).  It gave me some down time but I couldn't waste it so I crocheted. I did finish the tunisian crochet baby blanket I showed you a week or so ago.  Not to brag, but I was pleased with the final result.






As I crocheted I also spent nearly an entire day watching Netflix.  I just finished the series "Life".  It is about a cop who is framed, spends 12 years in prison, is exonerated and wins a multi-million dollar settlement and then goes back to work as a cop again.  It was entertainment for me anyway.  

Being sick now is sure different than it was for me a decade ago.  Many of you know that when you are raising kids you don't get to just watch tv and crochet when you are sick, you just keep moving anyway.  Also, if my job were different, I'd have kept working.  However, I don't think it would be kind to pass even just a common cold on to our hospice patients.  They have enough to deal with and there were healthy nurses available to take my place.  Anyway, if felt weird to just sit down and relax.  

9 comments:

Maria Rose said...

Glad that you are feeling better and that the weather has passed!

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affectioknit said...

Good for you...it's hard to do that sometimes...

Have a lovely day...and feel better!

affectioknit said...

PS - the blanket is beautiful!

Petra said...

Feel better soon and don't feel weird about relaxing! The blankie is beautiful!!

Kate W. said...

First, I had to tell you, your "there was weather and I was under it" was fairly close to accurate! I googled it and found this:

"Under the weather. To feel ill. Originally it meant to feel seasick or to be adversely affected by bad weather. The term is correctly 'under the weather bow' which is a gloomy prospect; the weather bow is the side upon which all the rotten weather is blowing." From "Salty Dog Talk: The Nautical Origins of Everyday Expressions" by Bill Beavis and Richard G. McCloskey (Sheridan House, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., 1995. First published in Great Britain, 1983).

That being said, I hope you're feeling better -- but how nice to have a day to relax, watch Netflix, and crochet! Beautiful blanket -- I love the colors!

Hugs to you, Sue!

Emily said...

The baby blanket is so beautiful! Nice work! Glad you are feeling better!

Susan Struck said...

Thanks all. Kate, WOW! You are certainly full of information! :-) Good to know and thanks for doing all that research!

AKM said...

What a gorgeous blanket! I love blue and green!

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