Pah! I have never been an ill person. I have never been one of those people who always has something wrong and is willing to tell you about it at great length. But here I am, struck down again. I had a headache yesterday, and when I woke up this morning I had earache and a sore throat, but just down one side, and I feel miserable.
I have come into work and am sitting upstairs in the quiet amongst the map cabinets. It is a mobile phone free zone up here, which means the main noise is the tip-tap-tipping of fingers on keyboards. Strangely soothing.
My dear friend Lisa came for her weekly Monday visit where she showed me her latest crochet project- involving a tricot hook. It looks like a long knitting needle with a crochet hook on the point! She is using it to crochet some lace that she is then going to stitch onto a wide ribbon, and have a wonderful head band. While we were talking about our current craft projects (I am knitting easter chicks...still...needlepointing a minature picture of roses, and crocheting a blanket) she mentioned that every time she makes something, she takes a photograph of it to keep in a 'Things I Have Made' book. What a wonderful idea! I am going to start doing this as soon as I can find a lovely book (see how good I am at finding reasons to need new stationery items?!) It occurred to me that particularly successful things could have the pattern included too, should I want to make them again in the future...and things I have made for gifts I could make a note of who I gave it to so they dont get the same thing in a few years..and...and!
Oh, and I meant to post earlier in the week about the farmers market Sunday. Bliss! As always. It is so nice talking to people who really love what they do. I got Buffalo Mozzarella that had only been made on Monday in Rome, which we had for dinner with pasta and tomato sauce. I also treated myself to a white hyacinth in a pot. My windowsill is looking good at the moment for flowers- I have my hyacinth; a truly beateous (and fragrant) birthday bunch of pink roses and white freesias; a rip van winkle narcissus (so delightfully scruffy!Almost dandelion like) ; and last but not least, my trusty money plant. Ohh, and I have another birthday houseplant, that has big beautiful leaves and is as high as a small toddler, so that is on the floor at the moment.
I love having such lovely things to rest my eyes on at the end of a long day.