Sunday, October 14, 2012

Quiet Sunday

Flora, my embroidered, and appliqued chica, with a button eye.

Flora and I are the only quiet ones today. Our real life, feathered chicas are clucking and laying, and dust-bathing. Our lady goats are making their regular, happy noises (Oops, and apparently escaping, too!) And all of the other bipeds are cleaning! Dishes are being washed, surfaces cleared, laundry shuffled, papers sorted, stuff dusted. It is a flurry. A wondrous, good flurry.

And in the midst of all of this domestic domesticity, I am sick.

Without the least hint of a symptom to warn me, I am suddenly knocked flat, with no voice, a painful-gross cough, chills, aches, fever.

Swift & Sudden Sickness Delivery!
They rang the doorbell, I answered, and blam!

Sickness. Is it ever good timing? Not likely.
I already protested, indignantly declaring this Inconceivable!
But that made no difference.
So, now I am at the resigned phase, trying to cover my bases, and anticipate any necessary adjustments.

Coming soon... the pitiful, writhing and moaning phase!
Look away!

We happen to be hosting a zombie party tonight, for a certain televised season opener, but this is something the boys have well under control. They're decorating, cleaning, preparing, fortifying, and arming themselves for a scary good time. Maria and I will stick with the same plan we had all along: Hide upstairs! We'll have a stack of good story books, hot tea for me, and cookies and milk for her.

And now, I am going to take my first cup of hot tea, my VapoRub, and Flora, and crawl back into bed, for my quiet Sunday.


Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Oh dear, a sudden awful illness! Sounds like you are taking good care of yourself however, and I wish you a speedy recovery. Enjoy your cozy time hiding upstairs with Maria this evening!

Janece said...

Oh sweet one! I'm sorry. Sending you love and wishes for a speedy recovery!!

Rois said...

Feel better soon!

Valerie said...

I'm sorry to hear you're sick! Hope you had a nice rest, and feel better soon...

Sylvia said...

Hope you are feeling better today. Love the chica!!

judy in ky said...

A quiet Sunday sounds exactly right for healing body and soul. I hope you feel much better very soon.

Jenny said...

Oh no! Sorry to hear you are not well. I love how your family just keeps on keeping on though - cleaning and prepping for a Zombie party.

Get well soooon. Meanwhile, post from bed.

Lady Cordelia said...

you may have gotten ill.
but darnit, you sure embroider a good hen.

Miriam said...

I hope by the time you read this you are feeling much better. (And I had a lovely picture in my mind of you snuggled up in bed with Maria, surrounded by zombies all listening in rapt attention to the story you are reading...)

Kim said...

Zombie party sound fun! But so does hiding out upstairs, all cozy with good books and tea. Hope you are feeling better soon. Better to get the nasty colds out of the way BEFORE the strong of holidays, right?