Sunday, April 20, 2008
I've Seen Better Days
I came down with some horrible stomach flu on Wednesday night and didn't get better until Sunday. It started with the chills Wednesday night and didn't end until I woke up today. But once it was gone it was gone. It was bad enough that I had a hard time feeding blee because I didn't have the calories or the water to spare. Bad enough that I probably shed a few pounds the unhealthy way. And Jon had to work from home on Thursday or Friday so he could help out. I also had to cancel a dental appointment.
But today was good. It was good to be able to enjoy one of the awesome days we had this weekend. It was good to be able to take care of blee myself and let daddy get the nap he very much earned these past three days. (he cleaned up my puke not once but twice) And it was nice to not only eat food and keep it down but actually enjoy the act of eating again. And not feeling like I am going to die is a good thing.
I got to see my friend for the first time post-surgery today and there was a bit of good news about his cancer. Nothing miraculous, but good. I've had some people reach out to me in kindness and that has been wonderful. Apparently I have a spa treatment gift certificate heading my way. I've never even had a manicure so this will be quite an extravagance indeed.
I have a lot to do so I can't dawdle about getting back into the swing of things. I've seriously been neglecting everything art for awhile now and that has got to change. Starting with me getting worth together for my show in May. I need to figure out what needs to be framed and how I should frame it. And then how I am going to hang everything. I haven't had a show where I hung my own work since college. At least I don't have to paint the walls or anything like that.
I also need to get back into drawing and hope that beginnings of creativity will spur me on to do some larger canvases for my show. Because right now I have nothing. They obviously aren't necessary, but they would make for nice centerpieces.
But first I need to do some cleanup because me being sick kinda trashed the house and while I managed to pick up the living room and kitchen a bit the bedroom is a total disaster and a ton of clothes need to be put away. So I am thinking tomorrow will have to be mostly cleaning and taking walks peppered with some drawing to get the creative juices flowing.
Hope we all have an awesome week! I can't believe that April is already coming to a close.