Thursday, September 13, 2007

Red in the Face

It's been quite here on the blog front, but I've got a good excuse. Really, I do, better than usual even.

I've got Fifth Disease.

I seem to have a talent for getting what are supposed to be childhood diseases. When I was 23 I got chicken pox, and now at 33 I've got the fifth of the common childhood rashes. (That's where it gets its name, I guess since all the other childhood rashes already had names.)

My DD had the rash a few days ago, so I suspect that wherever we got it, we picked it up at around the same time. Benadryl helps a lot but I've got too much to do (or at least I'm flailing around trying to do) that I don't feel like I can zonk out for a few hours. Not to mention that DS wouldn't let me do that anyway! At least my wonderful, fabulous husband has been picking up the slack of me not doing much around here. I truly am a very fortunate woman to have such an awesome man.

Really, it's not that big of a deal, but the fever I had for three days was the worst I've had for years, and the achiness/join pain is not a picnic. It's kind of like having a sunburn on my arms, back, and legs (mostly areas that never see the sun) that hurts all the time. Direct sunlight definitely hurts though, interestingly!

That's enough of a pity party for Kat, but now you know why I've been so quiet. I haven't even gotten much knitting done!!

Since the fair is coming up and entries are due this Saturday, I pushed myself hard yesterday and got my Shetland Tea Shawl blocked. I took a picture of it blocking but I'm feeling kinda pathetic so I'll wait until tomorrow to get it off the camera and post it.

Speaking of fair entries, I still have to *do* the two scrapbook pages I've been planning to enter. Luckily I'm going cropping with Marci tomorrow night so hopefully I'll manage to get them done. I've got some mental plans for them but I need to get the photos printed still, so I'd better get moving.

Pictures tomorrow, hopefully....


Opal said...

Oh you poor thing! I hate to itch. I hope you feel better soon!

LisaK said...

I'm sorry. I hope you feel better very soon.

Theresa said...

You poor thing! I have seen a Fifth's Disease in kids when I worked in peds but not in parents! I guess you do have a talent for getting kids' diseases. I hope you are feeling better. I've enjoyed looking around on ravelry at all your projects...I don't know where you find the time!