Thursday, June 28, 2007

Much better today

Thank you all for your concern. I don't know what was wrong with me yesterday but a fever and excruciating headache are the main symptoms of lots of nasty stuff. I wasn't entirely joking about West Nile, but I wasn't panicking because
A) my fever wasn't that high and
B) I wasn't confused or having more serious neurological symptoms.
My husband kept asking every hour if I was confused and how the stiff neck was doing. I was reading on the CDC website about West Nile and there's really no point in going to my doctor early on anyway, as there's nothing she would do but send me home to wait and see.

I still had a low fever early on today and I can still feel a slight pain in the top of my head with sudden movement, but I have something close to normal energy levels, ate a healthy and substantial dinner, did some laundry, and spent the evening spinning.

Tomorrow I drive back up to St. Paul to pick up Owen at camp. I have a fellow fiber-geek friend riding along with me and her son who's a computer geek like Owen. So, the boys will be ensconced in the way-back row of of the mini-van and my friend will ride up front and knit and we can chat. Her son has gone to camps run by the same outfit, but in another city, for four years and he loves it. So, we figure the boys will have lots to chat about, too.

I've begun spinning some of the Brown Sheep mill ends. This fiber really does benefit from pre-drafting to loosen it all up. If I owned a drum carder, I'd probably pass it through to randomize the colors a bit, loosen it all up a bit, and maybe remove some of the short bits that were created by occasional blunt cuts across the roving. To me, it's worth the work because the price is right, but I can imagine that some spinners would rather spend more for fiber that you can spin right out of the box.

No pictures tonight, either, but maybe over the weekend. Mostly I wanted to let you all know that whatever bug I was fighting is losing this round.


Bezzie said...

Glad you're feeling better!

Mango said...

Yay! Thanks for sharing the good news. Now, keep getting better. Pictures can wait. ; )

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I'm glad, too. Your upcoming drive sounds like a lot of fun.

Carina said...

There's a test they can do for West Nile, and any positive results are reported so they can track the disease. You might want to talk to your doctor about it.

I'm glad you're better. Be careful driving, and be gentle with yourself this weekend.

Crazy Colorado Knitter said...

I don't know. I'm an atypical spinner. I like to spin from a clump of fibers versus prepared top or roving. I've been thinking about buying a couple pounds of the brown sheep roving, so I've been watching your experiences with interest. :D

Lynn said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better - being sick in summer is just no fun at all!

Romi said...

Glad you're getting better!

Carol said...

Glad you're feeling better.

Terby said...

Ick. Hope you're still on the mend.