still sick

February 17, 2009 |  Category:   craft life


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.

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  • Brenda February 18, 2009 at 2:26 am

    Still?!? Get thee to a doctor … particularly if you’re running a fever for more than a few days. 🙁 So sorry!!!

  • Vonnie February 18, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Oh Jenna, take care of yourself sweetie. I’m just out of bed today after being ill since Sunday and I’m pretty wobbly. This time of the year is horrendous for nasty bugs that floor you.

    Hope you’re on the road to recovery by tomorrow.

  • Alicia February 18, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Sounds like you have strep! I had it last week and I was in bed for a few days, too, with the same symptoms. Still have a bad cough. But I went to the doctor and got an antibiotic, which helped a lot, it might get you back on your feet quicker and help you from getting sick again. I’ve gotten strep 3 times in the past 4 years! Anyway I do hope you feel better. I know how it feels and it’s awful, no matter how much rest you’re getting, you feel like you’d do anything to get out of bed!

  • nichole February 18, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    This sounds like what Evan went through last year. Horrible. He had to go on antibiotics, which her rarely does.

    On the plus side it seems like being ill allowed you to get some rest and let your imagination go wild. Love the mobile idea.

  • jennifer February 18, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Oh goodness, feel better soon. I’ve been sick repeatedly this year and it truly is the pits.

  • James February 20, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    I had no idea you were under the weather. Feel better soon. Check out this article…it will warm your heart and wake your belly.