This past week has been a killer. First it was a major all day allergy fest on Tuesday when apparently the tree mold count was so high my stock in Puffs surely took a bump!! Next up on Wednesday the fever spiked at 102 and chills and chattering teeth had to have burned quite a few calories. For nearly an hour I could not get my teeth to stop clacking. I had to stay home on this day. Thursday it was back to work and although my nose was still going strong, I was capable of functioning. Friday was my day off and I was once again sick, sick, sick. It continued on through Saturday and today I still have a stuffy nose, but I am determined to not get beaten down by this monster. I have not been sick in a long time so the past few days have been quite miserable. But, I'm back . . . at least until the next allergen decides to take root in my system and wreak havoc on me. Fun!
I did manage to get the baseball quilt shipped off to the little guy. I threw in another simple quilt for his little brother so I hope they both enjoy them. Yesterday I made a little girl quilt top and today I attempted to quilt it up, but after quite a few stops and starts with the thread ravelling and breaking, I decided it was best if I just walked away and go draw some envelopes. So, I'll attempt to finish the quilting tomorrow. I think maybe I just need to change the needle out. I had the same problem on my domestic machine last week and once I changed the needle, I was back in business. I hope that is the solution here also. When the longarm machine is tempermental, it does not make for a very FUN time!! At that point, Patience becomes the new mantra!
I managed to eek out a 2.5 mile run this evening. I hadn't been able to run since almost a week ago and it felt good. I'm about 6 weeks out from my next Half Marathon and the training has been sidelined with injuries and sickness. Oops. I better get serious now.