Friday, January 11, 2013

Snot Monster

Another of my all-too-common drive-by posts for you. Just so you don’t forget all about me. All is not hunky-dory in Damselfly’s Pond these days. For starters, the Evil Cold From Heck jump back on me with a vengeance just as I was starting to feel a little better. I barely made it through my dental cleaning yesterday without choking and coughing all over poor Viktoria, my lovely hygienist. I couldn’t afford to postpone the appointment and I figured since she was wearing a mask and gloves and of course autoclaves all her tools that I wouldn’t be passing anything on. Hopefully. Today I’m back in a vegetative state and contemplating how to accomplish a load of laundry just to have some fresh hankies. Again.

Next we have a short technical rant. Boredom warning. You might want to skip ahead. I’ve mentioned before that I like to use Evernote for clothing inspiration clips and to keep track of my future sewing plans. I had some trouble with the last update which seemed to have been solved by reverting back to the next-to-last software version. Unfortunately, yesterday after I spent several hours updating my notes on the Big Desktop Computer the stupid thing now won’t sync to the web for some reason. I keep getting error messages. I’ve done some research on the forums and there are a few things I can do to try to fix it before contacting tech support but I don’t have the patience or the brainpower right now to bother. (Zombie cold-bugs ate my brains!) I so hate it when things that worked just fine for ages suddenly decide to go bad on me. Bleh. Just when I was starting to get a little bit organised.

And, as if I wasn’t feeling sorry enough for myself, I just found out this morning that a dear friend has succumbed to the cancer that she was fighting for the last few years. She was the sweetest person ever and a year younger than I am. So that’s two people I’ve known for 25 years gone in just a month from the same disease. Cancer sucks. It’s just not fair at all. Yeah, I know. Who said life was fair?

The sun is finally out today after days and days of deep dark sogginess. It’s a little crisp but not too cold. Normally I would be leaping for the door to get out for a long walk. Not happening. Will Damselfly ever get her wings back? Stay tuned. And pass me a clean hanky, please.


Heather said...

My sympathies to you on the passing of your friend. You're right, it isn't fair. And I do hope your nasty cold goes away soon. Be kind to yourself.

Louisa said...

Thanks so much for your kind thoughts, Heather. I'm doing my best but I think the world is conspiring against me. Or is that just the Cold Bugs talking?

pao said...

Keep on hanging on. The cold will pass. Everything seems off when you have one. So sorry to hear of the passing of your friend. That is always hard and never fair. Take good care of yourself nevertheless.

Louisa said...

Still feel like I have my head in a bucket! But I'm taking your words to heart. Thank you for them.