And it’s completely thrown me for a loop. I can’t remember being this sick in a long time and it’s been 3 straight bed-ridden days with no signs of getting better. I’m grateful that work is a little slow right now, but when you’re in a sick fog of fever, chills and lots of coughing, your mind tends to wander to the strangest of places. When I was a kid, I used to hallucinate whenever I had high fevers – bodies emerging from walls, arms stretched and coming towards me in bed. Pleasant, huh? I still remember those hallucinations clearly (and I swear it stemmed from watching The Wiz with Michael Jackson. Wasn’t there a scene like that in the beginning? Or did I just totally make that up?). Thankfully, I haven’t had hallucinations like that in a long time. With nothing to do but lie here and rest, however, I’ve been trolling the internet out of boredom and catching up on celebrity gossip (did you know that Milo and Hayden from Heroes broke up?), reading blogs (seems like everyone is pining for spring), and the news (quite frightening, actually).
One of the things that I’ve been pondering while laying in bed is making mobiles. I made this one with birds 3 years ago and I would like to make more. Perhaps it was our trip to the Whitney and sitting down with the kids for what seemed like quite a bit of time watching the Calder sculptures gently move. They were mesmerized and we sat there very quietly and watched, which these days is no small feat considering the recent bout of hyper energy that is Mia. But for now, I will file this away for another time when I am not one with the couch. Off to bed.