Things to do when you are stuck in bed:
1. Be thankful you have a laptop and hook it up.
Ysa and I are both down for the count today. I’ve got the brunt of it this time thankfully; I can deal with it if it is me, I don’t like her being sick. She is understandably bored, her mother being the stick in the mud she is currently, so we’ve made beds on the two couches in the living room. I would happily be in bed buried under four blankets but there is no one here to help, both the guys are at work, and I cannot/will not leave her to fend for herself.
Drawing supplies, stuffed animals, and DVDs will keep us company today. Right now she is drawing me pictures to make me feel better and being very sweet. Hopefully she will nap soon so I can too. It is bad enough that I am sick but I cannot even work in the studio; she’s been begging me to do art with her. If I sit up for too long I start coughing and I am exhausted from that already. Laying flat is just as bad though so I am in “slightly elevated but reclining” mode today. Hoping this improves soon, may be going back to the doctors. bleh Will find something we can do together, maybe coloring pages.
Feeling very much like this today.
Growing up this was a normal thing for me. My immune system was fairly weak so I spent weeks, even months, at home while my mother got my school work so I could keep up. I’ve had Mono three times (age 3, age 9, age 15), Scarlet Fever, Chicken Pox, I think Measles, not sure about Mumps, plus various bouts of bronchial goodness. It wasn’t until about 15 years ago, while dating a martial artist, that I was able to get things under control. It was then that I got into Chinese medicine, herbalism notably, and it strengthened my immunities. After being on a consistent regimen for a couple of weeks I noticed a huge difference. From then on I was only sick once a year, usually when the weather changed at the beginning of winter. I’d gotten out of it since moving to Ocala because the shop I bought supplies at was in Orlando. I will be renewing that relationship as soon as possible I think.
3. Catch up on email.
Glanced. Scanned for client and list stuff. Total there are about 1300 there. Posted that I was alive but sick to the lists. I’ll look at it tomorrow when I am coherent.
4. Stream music from Pandora.
Music soothes and inspires. It is one of my most cherished muses and is my bedfellow today. I am very eclectic in all things and my musical tastes show that if you look through my profile.
I have been wanting to take violin again, it has been years since I have even held one, but lately I have been drawn to cello so that is what I am looking into getting. Its sound moves and resonates in me.
5. Sketch in your journal.
Note: This only works if you are feeling well.
Want to sketch, would love to sketch, I should, I have ideas running around in my head, don’t feel like it. bleh
6. Drink your weight in Tropical Orange Fusion.
I love this stuff, can’t get enough of it. That and cheddar Goldfish crackers are my favorite thing right now. Craving sushi, could definitely use the wasabi to clear this out of my head. Need wasabi goodness and sushi care packages.
7. Browse through your Amazon wish list, decide what to read next.
I love books. I adore words. I love playing with them. I’m a writer at heart, see :::points::: right there next to the little label that says “Artsy Fart”. Hoping this time next year that my novel will be up there on that list. Three other books of mine this year will be.
8. Research ArtSci projects for the SCA.
I’ve gotten back into the SCA after an eight year hiatus and I am looking forward to it. There are some fantastic people in the local shire now. My family is coming with me – Logan for heavy weapons, Val for ArtSci, and Ysa wants to be a knight. :) She will be pretty well rounded, helping me in the feast hall, doing ArtSci, singing at Bardic. I might even get fencing gear again and teach her; I fenced for seven years prior to joining the SCA in 1991, never did it in the Society. I have a lot of happy memories from my Scadian days, looking forward to making more.
9. Make a to do list…that is several pages long.
I have a lot to catch up on.
One of my older doodle schedules.
10. Meander aimlessly on Flickr a little and journal ideas in your head, hoping you remember them later.
11. Realize you have gone through almost another box of Puffs since this morning.
12. Remember why you like Sarah Brightman (sometimes).
Both music and the creativity I see globally online and off are constant sources of inspiration to me. To see everyday life put forth in a creative manner, the simple things, makes me appreciate what I have even more. It is the small moments that we should treasure.
…hopefully that made sense, if not I’ll translate when I am not taking cold medicine.
13. Do a meme you found on a friend’s blog.
You Are a Total Brainiac
You’re amazingly brilliant. Some would even say genius.
You’re curious, thoughtful, analytical, and confident.
You take on difficult subjects because you want to… not because you have to.
You’ve got the brains to do anything you want.
And always good to know…
You Are 4% Spoiled
You are definitely not spoiled. You’ve worked hard for what you have.
Down to earth and grounded, you don’t need a lot to make you happy.
…the only thing I checked was that I was a picky eater. LOL I am assuming that meant I wouldn’t eat something that looked gross or spoiled. LOL
14. Find nifty quotes to share with friends or add to your own collection.
I collect quotes. I have an inch thick, large spiral-bound notebook full of them.
If you have little, give of your heart”
– Arab proverb
Quotes inspire me and there are some great places online to collect them from.
15. Blog without obligation.
I ran across Tiffini’s Tartx blog recently, particularily her Blogging Without Obligation post, and felt an overwhelming sense of relief.
Blogging without obligation frees you up to post the content that you love, not the content you think everyone is expecting from you on a set schedule. It lets you allow yourself to be more creatively wordy and not stress out over the fact that life won’t allow you to do it when you want to. Read her post, it’s fun.
(I found her through another blog but cold medicine isn’t conducive to keeping track of breadcrumbs, sorry. If I can backtrack it I will post a profuse thank you.)
16. Pass out as soon as your daughter decides to take a nap.