I have been home sick for the past two days.  I have an inner ear thing called labrynthitis.  When I was a child, I didn't know what it was, I just knew I felt dizzy.  When I was in college, I finally got it diagnosed and now have medication for it when it flares up.  It seems to flare when my sinuses are clogged and putting pressure on my inner ear.  I usually feel it when I wake up in the morning.  Something about laying flat all night must trigger it.  The room spins and my stomach feels sick and I need to lay flat until it goes away.  Fortunately, the medicine works but it makes me stupid and tired. 

Yesterday, I woke up with a mild case.  I took some meds and went back to bed and a few hours later I felt better but not great.  I spent the day watching Angel (natural progression after Buffy) and knitting when I could focus enough.  Today, I was going to work but Pk (that enabler) told me I should stay home and rest and go back to work tomorrow.  I can take two days off and it doesn't cause any problems but after the third day, they activate our Family Medical Leave Act and it's a pita. 

So, I am home today, feeling pretty good and it's raining.  Just gently raining.  I don't think we've had a cool rainy day all summer so it's kind of a weird thing.  We've had "knock down the trees and electrical wires" storms but no gentle days of rain.  The grass is brown and crunchy and this bit of rain will help.  It's stopped already so maybe I was too optimistic.

I want to find a sock pattern for that lovely yarn I showed you so I'm off to search.  I have dozens of patterns already, including the Traveller's Stockings that I've wanted to make but none of them appeal today.

After some searching throught the ravelry database, I think I'm going to use the Hearts Abound pattern from Knitpicks.  It's a heart shaped lace pattern that I think will work with the yarn well  and it's toe up, which I haven't done in a while.  I have two pairs of socks on the needles already (not counting the bayeriche socks which are in a bag in the tote waiting until I decide I'm ready to do all the twisted stitches and cables again) but they're both boring right now and I feel the need for something different.  Sound familiar? I knew you'd understand.

So now I'm going to get out the ball winder and the swift and wind this skein up into a lovely cake and find my 2.75 needles and a small project bag to collect everything in and find the next episode of Angel and I'll be good for the rest of the day.

Tough life I've got here.  It's all good as long as I don't think about the work piling up while I'm not there.


Roxie said…
Hooray for modern medicine! That husband of yours is a wise man. You were right to stay home today. No sense pushing it.
Rose Red said…
Agree with Roxie on staying home.

Mmmm Angel...when you've finished watching Angel the first time, you'll have to go back and watch Buffy and then Angel at the same time (ie once Angel starts in Season 4 of Buffy, you alternate the episodes). There are a few episode cross-overs that make more sense that way! And it means you get to watch them all again, hurrah!
bells said…
yes I find on sick days it's best not to think about what's going on at work!

I've known a few people with Labrynthitis. It's not nice! Hope your flare up passes quickly.
drkknits said…
of course angel is the logical progression. sigh. angel. then i would suggest torchwood. i love that sock pattern, picot edge socks are so pretty! feel better soon xx
DPUTiger said…
Sometimes, taking a sick day is what's best, even when it's not really what you want to do. Hope you're back off the bench today!
Olivia said…
that sounds like a nasty condition, but it has a really cool name! gentle rain is nice on a day at home. I hope the work didn't build up too much.
KnitTech said…
Staying home the extra can really make all the difference in the world.

The sock pattern looks really sweet. Can't wait to see how your's turns out.
Speedy recovery! I get that from spending too long in a moving car or train. Didn't know there were even meds to help with it.
Galad said…
Feel better, and enjoy your Angel and knitting!
Dianne said…
Hope you're feeling better!

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