I spent the week unpacking the car, processing checks and credit card orders, filling pattern orders from Rhinebeck (if I don't have a pattern in stock at a show, I will ship it postage free), getting ready for the Peconic Ruggers show next weekend and BAM! I got miserably sick with a stomach flu Thursday afternoon. I caught it at Rhinebeck -- how can you not catch something at fair with 50,000 attendees? I was pretty worn out all weekend from not sleeping well, so I guess it was inevitable.
I slept all day yesterday, surfacing periodically to sip cups of ginger ale delivered to my bedside by Pete and Clara. (That was my Mom's thing -- the ginger soothes your stomach and the sugar gives you a little energy and you stay hydrated -- if you can keep it down.) I finally got out of bed at 5 PM. By then the chills had stopped, but my stomach was still tender. I felt really weak, so I made myself a poached egg and dry toast -- another of my mother's remedies -- and I felt better. I also had to deal with a headache all day yesterday, because I could not bear to drink my beloved morning cup of coffee and was going through caffeine withdrawal.
I am better this morning -- still feeling a little under the weather -- but I had a bracing walk on the beach with Cairo earlier and I am going to get back to work today. I'm hoping no one catches the bug from me -- sorry if I spread it around -- but it does pass in 24 hours and the ginger ale helps.
Today is my sister Barb's birthday. Stop by her blog and wish her a happy day. Click here: thimblefolk