Friday, 24 August 2012
I've been meaning to write a post about how I haven't been writing posts much this summer.
But... I just haven't felt like it.
I haven't felt like it all summer.
I haven't felt like creating anything either.
In fact, it was all I could do to get enough energy to work on Logan's garden block, or even tend to the garden at all this summer.
There is a CD curtain in Logan's room that has been in a state of half creation of a month. My project table is piling up with no energy to tackle it.
Why this blah summer?
Is it because I've been too stressed out about my friend's wedding to do anything?
Is it because the kids are home all summer and have been distracting me with potty training and learning to read?
Nothing like that.
It's because I had THE FREAKING WHOOPING COUGH!!!!
Ya... you read that right.
And in the words of my brother: "People actually get whooping cough in today's society?"
This blog isn't one to point fingers or get into political discussions with quacks on the Internet. But I got this horrible affliction because some parents aren't immunizing their kids against dastardly diseases like this.
So Whooping Cough is on the rise. A baby (related to my brother in law) died. And people like me with tissue heart valves are being taken out for an entire summer.
The Whooping Cough TOOK ME OUT of commission for most of the summer.
Thankfully (and this is the only time I'll ever say "thankfully" when referring to my anxiety)... thankfully I have social anxiety, so I didn't infect anyone else. During the time when I was most contagious, I was up near Thompson in a cottage with no one else around except for poor grandma who caught it as well.
Terry must have got it on the bus or at work and gave it to me. The kids were immunized against it (of course!) and only got mild symptoms. THANK GOD for that.
Basically, my summer was ruined. My heart valve now has years less on its life than it had before this horrible summer. And I'll have a lingering barky cough for months more to come. All because some parents won't immunize their kids. Are you kidding me? Thanks a lot.
But as you can see - I'm fine. I'm always fine. Somehow I always just fight through it. For most of this summer I was still taking the kids on long walks, mailing out orders, and just generally plugging away at things all while coughing my freaking lungs out.
I'm not contagious anymore. In fact, I haven't been contagious for a long time (since the middle of July-ish), so no worries there.
And I'm slowly starting to get back into things. I have a lot of stock to sew for upcoming fall/Christmas shows and not as much time as I'd like to do it. Eeep!
Stay tuned for new and awesome craft projects and maybe a few posts about them :D
See I'm fine....
The beanie ball behind me however... I'm not so sure...