Catching Colds and Catching Up

October has been a doozy of a month so far. The weather has been ridiculously warm here in the Northeastern United States which I am going to blame for the cold/flu that has invaded my home.

Now I know that being cold doesn’t make you catch a cold – germs do. Having said that, I do believe that the above average temperatures did make me catch this cold/flu. Germs make people sick and germs also like warm, moist environments. I’m not a doctor but I’m going to blame the weather on me getting sick.Β Of course I am going to share some of that blame with hubby because he is the one that brought the cold/flu home with him.


I seldom get sick and when I do it usually runs it’s course within a day or two. I don’t have time to be sick. But this cold is a powerful one. I’m feeling almost normal again but it’s been a struggle to shake it off.

Because I like to find a silver lining in everything I can say that I have gotten a lot of crocheting done over the past three weeks. I started and completed three projects!!

I have also found the secret to crocheting a project from beginning to end in one go. Apparently being too weak to get out of my very comfy recliner chair has cured my habit of starting new projects before finishing one. I just didn’t have the energy to dig through my yarn stash.

So I just wanted to make a quick post to say that I am alive and mostly well. Thank you Hannah @quietwatercraft and Rebecca @twinklehook for checking up on me.

I have so much catching up to do. I have projects to post and LOTS of reading!! I’ve made a few feeble attempts to check in on what everyone is up to and hopefully this week I’ll get through all of them.

I hope everyone stays well, or if you have also been hit with this bug – I hope you feel better soon! I’ve missed everyone a lot and can’t wait to be back in the action!

Thanks for reading!!

~ Tami


58 responses to “Catching Colds and Catching Up

    • Thanks Robin! I’m glad to be feeling better. It was a nasty cold but I actually kind of liked being forced to do close to nothing for a while. πŸ˜€


    • Thanks so much! I’ve got so much to do I didn’t have time to be sick for so long, but oh well, I’m just glad that I still had the strength to crochet between napping and coughing. πŸ™‚


  1. I’m happy to hear that you’re feeling better, Tami. πŸ™‚ It’s been snowing off and on here since early October. This morning I woke up to our first real snowfall. Although winter always starts early for us, I’ll never get use to it.

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    • Thanks so much Brenda!! I’m not quite ready to see snow yet! I can’t wait to read all of your poems. Trying to catch up on all of my blog reading is going to be a challenge but it’s fun to see what everyone’s been up to. It’s like catching up with old friends. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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      • I could do without the snow until at least Christmas haha πŸ™‚ And I know what you mean about catching up with old friends. I finally figured out how to link my old site to my new one yesterday, so I spent a good part of the day catching up. It felt fantastic. πŸ™‚

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    • Another day or two and I’m sure I’m going to make wips out of every single project on my very long to do list!! I’m just glad I had the strength to hold my hook!! πŸ˜€

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  2. Oh dear, I’m glad you are feeling better! I was wondering about you this week, but was thinking you had said you wouldn’t be posting as often for awhile, so didn’t think too much of it. I’m sorry you have been ill!

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    • Thanks Kathy! I have three projects to write up posts for so I’ll be busy with that. I’m glad that I remembered to snap some pictures of them in my fever induced daze. I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone and seeing what you’ve all been up to. Now that I’m feeling better I really really need to start on my Christmas projects list. Have you made any headway on yours?? πŸ˜€

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      • Not much, but I don’t have much to do either, since our outer family doesn’t exchange gifts, so it is just the girls and DH to consider. I do need to decide on the piano students though…if its cookies, I have a lot of baking to do!

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    • LOL I know right!! Fall has pretty much been ruined here. The trees seem so confused. There hasn’t been that beautiful color transition with all of the golds, browns, yellows and orange. It’s gone from green leaves to brown on the ground leaves practically overnight. 😦

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  3. Tami – I wondered where you’d been. Glad to hear you are on the mend. The beauty of online friendships is we’re not destined to spread nasty bugs through the whole group only to get it again once it circles back around.
    Finishing projects is indeed a very good way to spend downtime when you don’t even feel like getting up. It would even make weaving in those pesky tails less annoying so your project is truly finished.
    Can’t wait to see what you’ve done.

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    • Hi Jan and thanks! It’s true about the ends!!! I had my scissors and needle on the end table next to my “sick chair” and weaved them in as I went along. I’m glad I was able to crochet while I was sick. At least it gave me something to keep my mind off of how miserable I felt. πŸ˜€


  4. Awe man, so sorry you got hit so hard. Working with kids means I’m around those nasty bugs (the germs, not the kids!) all year round. Believe it or not, I don’t usually catch anything bad but once a year, I get something terrible. I haven’t had the pleasure (not!) yet but I know it’s out there lurking, waiting to catch me. Hearing about your terrible flu/cold has me looking over my shoulder. LOL Hugs and glad you are on the mend.

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    • Thanks Yolanda! I’m the same way usually. When everyone else is sick I’m the only one that doesn’t catch it. But this one was particularly strong and got through my natural defenses. I’m kind of glad that I caught it now because the next 2 1/2 months are going to be super busy. You should ask the kids to sneeze on you so that you can catch it and get your once a year sick out of the way before the holidays!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks Emma. It did cure my wipitis – kind of. I started and finished 3 new projects. I probably should have used the sick time to finish off the wips I already have! LOL πŸ˜€

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  5. I’m so sorry to hear that you were sick, Tami 😟 and happy to hear that you’re on the mend. 😘
    Welcome back! I was suffering from a ‘Bloggers Blah/Block so I haven’t really been here…neither to write nor to read. So I didn’t notice your absence…I feel like a very bad friend. 😫
    I’m looking forward to seeing all your creations you managed to make during your forced vacation though 😍
    I hope you’re 100% recovered very soon!
    Hugs to you πŸ€— ~Tina xoxo

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    • Awww thanks Tina!! LOL you’re not a bad friend – the best friends I have are the ones that I sometimes don’t hear from in months. LOL πŸ˜€
      I hear you with the bloggers block – I’ve had that a few times myself. It’s tricky to shake it. Especially when I don’t have any finished projects to share. I’ll probably post one tomorrow. Right now I’m suffering from blogger laziness syndrome. I need to plug my camera into my computer to copy the pictures and the camera is waaaaaaaaay over there on the table……… πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  6. I wondered where you’d got to!
    I guessed it was maybe holiday, or perhaps just an extra busy real life … but I didn’t expect poorly!!

    Aww Tami, I’m so sorry to hear how ill you’ve been. You poor darling.
    I’m sending get better soon vibes so that they increase the rate at which you’re getting better.
    Don’t rush. Don’t stress the small stuff. Just get better and take it one step at a time.
    Sending love, squidges and get well vibes…. ~ Cobs. xxx

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    • Oh dearest Cobs – thank you for your lovely get well vibes!! I’m feeling so much better now so I will tuck all of your good wishes into a jar and take little sniffs every day so that I can feel fabulously healthy all the time!!
      Sending you buckets full of the brightest blessings and an extra shot of happy dust to ward off any colds or flus that may be lurking near your cozy cottage!! ❀ ❀ ❀

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