Guess what?

Just imagine this, it is like de’javu all over again. I wrote about the last time we were all sick. Guess what??! We are all sick AGAIN! Well now only the adults are down. Bumblebee was only sick for a day so we were very lucky. Last night, M succumbed to a fever and today he is still down. I on the hand have been sick since last Tuesday and was fullblown when I last posted. My throat still hurts, my eyes burn every time I slowly deteriorate as the day goes. Then after every medicinal intake, I get better and the cycle repeats. It has been going on for so long it seems never ending. T_T

The doctor visited today and confirmed what I told M last week. I was so sick that evening that I told him I think I definitely need antibiotics this time. True enough the doc confirmed it this morning. However since it has been about 5 days, the viral infection has turned into bacterial infection and it will take longer for me to get better. Yippee!! So happy to hear such GREAT news! Sarcasm fully intended.

He told me to wait another day and if I still have these symptoms then I should start on the course of antibiotics he recommended. Now isnt’t the great news too? So now I have to wait another day to feel better.

What better news is (and this time no sarcasm intended) that the bumblebee got a doctors prescription for some antihistamines for her allergy to mosquito bites. She has been, for lack of a better word, mutilated by these pesky mosquitoes. She gets bitten and the next day it swells up and the entire area is red sensitive. Sometimes it swells up so much it looks like it splits the skin. Poor girl! She gets bitten a lot at my in laws! 😦

We have tried everything. Mosquito repellent, citronella candles, long pants, bath…everything! Nothing really seems to work. Oh well, now we continue with the prevention and the creams and at to it the antihistamines to help the swelling and itchiness.

Got to go. Got to pick the bumblebee up from the baby sitter’s and cook dinner and etc…long night ahead. Yippee! So looking forward to it….not!

Toodeloos…to a better tomorrow.

Being sick…sucks!

Ok…so when has being sick never sucked? It is the pits when you are sick. It always feels damn good to do something when you know jolly well that you shouldn’t. Well, this is one of those thing.

I knew I was going to suffer the consequences on Tuesday when, while experiencing one of the worst heat waves in recent times sweeping over Europe, I braved the heat and went out. I couldn’t last more than a minute before I was perspiring profusely, like I just took a shower and forgot to dry my myself. That was not the problem. The problem was, in the car. I had the aircon turned up high but not the max as I wanted to cool the car but not freeze my baby in the process. This is because there is a fixed air vent to points straight to the back where the baby seat is. Whereas, since I can move the front ones I pointed 1 of the directly at myself. Straight away, I felt the droplets of perspiration freeze in mid air. I went…oh oh…I shouldn’t have it pointed directly at me. Sure die wan! *a local Malaysian/Singaporean expression for “I am going to regret this big time!”*. So I tried to turn it away from me but as soon as I did that, I felt it trickle down my face and neck instantaneously. I kid you not! It was that hot and humid. So, I did it again. This time I left it on me. Even turning it lower but I knew that I was doomed. I could feel my forehead freeze. A slight headache was forming. It didn’t have time to fester into a great head pounding pain as thankfully my destination was near.

It was over yet. After my class, I had to make the cool journey to my in law’s for dinner which was a little further away. This time I felt the pounding albeit lightly. While there, I suffered greatly in the heat. I was all sticky and wet is the word. After all, it looked like I took a bath without drying off. So, you can imagine the drive home. Brain freeze!

True to my own predictions, the first inkling of the trouble I would be manifested itself. I got a sore throat. That was Wednesday. It was still under control. Thursday dawned and…drum rolls, please…I got a splitting headache with a very inflamed throat. On top of my very special day, the baby sitter was not free that day. There I was with my body aching all over (signs of an onslaught of a fever which I kept at bay), splitting headache, scratchy in lame throat with a bouncing bumblebee of a toddler who already decide to wake up at 7.30 thanks to M’s “light feet”. She usually sleeps till 9.30 or so. 2 hours earlier in my condition was really “heaven sent”. Sarcasm intended.

I went through the day in a splitting haze…the meds that they gave me didn’t work as well as they should. By the time 5 pm rolled by, I couldn’t take it anymore. M’s day was winding down so I called him to please take the energetic bouncing toddler with him. Which thankfully he did. In the end I decided to pop 2 panadol and crawled into bed for some shut eye. By 7, they were home again and to what better way to end the day than to have your toddler down with a fever too! Yippee!!!

Between a fussy sick toddler and a calmer less splitting headache, managed to feed her, change her and get her to bed with M’s help. The fusspot wanted only mama to put her bed but 1 hour later after her “nap” she was all ready to look for her papa. 😥😥 struggling to keep her in bed and manage my own sickness….was a challenge. Lucky for her, I didn’t have much energy. In the end, M brought her back to bed after about an hour of play time with her and within the hour she was asleep. Finally.

She was fussy the whole night. Then we woke up to a fever again at 6. I was doing better but still under the weather. As I still am, now writing this. In fact I am awake because my throat hurts so bad that it is so difficult for me to sleep. Anyway, managed to get her back to bed and thankfully she slept a little more till about 9. Just in time for her Masha and the Bear. Her favourite! I will write about that another day.

The day went by well. I had the babysitter that day. She took the bumblebee at 3. I had a few appointments I couldn’t miss but I cancelled my class. I didn’t feel I could concentrate. Luckily I did. I deteriorated as the day wore on.

The day ended in an even better way courtesy of the mosquitoes at my in laws. They left 3 new bite marks on the bumblebee. Great! We will have inflamed allergic reactions to deal with tomorrow though we have put medicine on them. Now, wasn’t that a great day? The best!

Being sick, sucks! I need to see the doc tomorrow. I think I need antibiotics and the bumblebee needs some antihistamines.

I hear thunder outside. They predicted rain. I hope it does. 2 weeks of nearly 40 degrees and high humidity has killed me. Did I ever tell you I hate summers? I do…I detest them. When is it ending?..

I should try to sleep and dream of rainy days….

Dang! My incessant coughing, even with a pillow covering my face has just woken the bumblebee. Great!

I should go…night! Toodeloos! To A cooler Saturday!

I am back! hopefully…

Hello! It has been awhile. You still there? Lurking around somewhere? If you are, I would appreciate a comment or two. Okay…I understand that I would have t write a post for a comment to be made but I would still appreciate it if you do. Even if it is just to say hi! or Welcome back!

Why is it so hard to sit down compose a decent post after being away for a while? I swear it is like there is an invisible hand stopping me.

This post has taken almost 8 hours to compose and I am only here. Well, not true there. I wrote like 3 whole other paragraphs  in a span of say, 5 hours, but I just deleted it all. Only the first 2 paragraphs remains of the original . As usual, it took me so long to even get here because I was distracted by other blogs. They are all so interesting to read that I get lost in them. Then, my darlings came home and  had to stop till it was bedtime. Now that my little darling is asleep, and so is my other darling, I can continue to write.

I am currently stuck at home because I have hand, mouth and foot disease and I am very contagious. It is common among children and really rare that adults will get it. Lo and behold, the lucky adult who got it? Me! The full blown one too. Not the half ass one that my husband got but the full blown one. Like someone sprayed (not throw) hot water on my hands and feet. Sprayed because they are like tiny little droplet sized blister all over. Hot water because they behave like those blisters. Sensitive to touch so it makes holding or doing anything with my hands and walking painful and uncomfortable. AND, it itches to high heaven. Oh my goodness, does it itch!!

How did I even get it in the first place?? Well, that it thanks to the brilliant thinking of my BIL, but lets not get into that. It is done and it can’t be undone. The only good thing is that since my little Z got it first and then passed it on to us, she will have a high chance of NEVER getting it again unless she gets another different strand of the virus. Which is highly unlikely. I am also glad that she didn’t suffer much. She is so young that except for the fever, it didn’t really bother her otherwise. She was active and getting into all the nooks and cranny after her 1 day of fever. For that, I am thankful.

After her, M got the fever and was home bound for 2 days. The fevers were very high. For all 3 of us, it hovered around 38-39.8˚C for 24 hours. At Z’s age, she is 11+ months, it was really scary. I think because I had very little sleep while taking care of her and M, my immune system was low and it finally caved. I have been home bound too for about 10 days now. I still have about another 4 more to go.

Only me though, since Z and M have recovered and the contagious period is over for them. I don’t mind it. I get some time to myself to drive myself crazy with the itch and trying to rest. Besides the itch, I actually enjoy the time to myself. Doing mostly nothing but scratching my hands and feet to within an inch of their lives. Luckily, I just got my nails done, so they are not sharp. Gel nails actually take the pleasure out of any scratching but with it I can scratch all I want and it doesn’t tear the blisters. How great is that! I do try to resist the temptation but when I can’t, I scratch away!

Anyway, just wanted to update and try to get back into the groove of blogging. Tried to fill you in on the last year (the 3 deleted paragraphs) but decided I should just post about now and once I get going, I would probably fill you in as I go along. Letting it come naturally.

yeah, right! Who am I kidding? 🙂 we’ll see!


Under the weather..

I thought I could blog a little more before February ended but one little mistake and I got struck down with a full blown fever, flu, sore throat and cough. The mistake I made was not covering myself well enough IN a restaurant and caught a chill from its drafty interior. An hour lunch cost me 5 days of weak ass moping around. I am definitely grammatically wrong there but who cares. That was how I felt at the tail end of last week. It was bad enough I was on other medications, I had to add Panadol (paracetamol basically but a Malaysian cure-all miracle med)  and some flu meds to help me breathe at night. Then there was the cough to battle with which I managed to keep under control with loads of fluids.

The sick week was not totally wasted. I was commisioned or rather asked by my SIL to crochet 20 little confetti bags for my niece’s upcoming communion. I had made 2 sample pieces earlier last week and had her choose either of them. She loved them both and couldn’t decide that she asked me to make 10 of each. This is my first sample piece. I re-did this many times. Not the main pouch but the finishing touches. Deciding on the width of the ribbon area, the flower or type of wave at the top. I scoured the books for a suitable alphabet design and settled on this 2. An “S” and an “R” on the other side. Her initials. The other sample piece took me a little longer because I had to get used to the glitter rings that are placed randomly of the spools I have bought which I thought were perfect for the pouches. Oh, how I regret that decision. But since I bought them and will most probably never do anything else with them besides these pouches, I decided to grin and bear with it and finish those 10 pouches. After a while, I got the hang of working with this thread and in 2 hours with the TV on in front of me, which means I am constantly distracted, I can finish 1 pouch. So far I am 7 down for the glitter thread and 3 more to go! Then it is on to the other 9 for the normal thread which will be a breeze!

Besides these, in the last 3 weeks I finished a long overdue project which I started more than a year ago and launched into 2 others which I finished pretty fast. The latter 2 I gave it to my SIL as I almost never keep any of my crochet and she can appreciate my colourful works. The first one I gave it to my MIL as she loves crochet though she does none herself but she likes the traditional colours, ecru, white, off white, pearl.

The green and yellow ones are finished but not ironed. Aren’t they lovely? *bangga* 🙂 I still have another piece of the first one to make as my MIL wants them for her bedside tables, of which she has 2. It is like the other piece I made for her the last time. She wanted another one identical for her sofas as headrests.

I will end the post with the photos of the birthday gift I made for my MIL a few years back. The head rest only, not the pillow case. 😛

Ps: this entry took me more than 2 hours to finish. I am writing this at work so I keep getting interrupted. And, luckily for autosave, i didn’t lose the whole entry when the cable got pulled off my com and it died on me. :O phew!