Hors de combat

Hors de combat (French: [ɔʁ də kɔ̃ba]; lit. ‘out of combat’)

I have been out of action for a couple of days. These days, I don’t often get migraines, but when I do, it’s a doozy. Sorry about the radio silence, but I was barely functional. Nurse Mouse was supervising me throughout, so I was in good paws, even if it meant that the available space in the bed was somewhat reduced… I’m through the worst of it now, so normal service will resume shortly.

I’m watching you. Lie still and be good.

Mouse appears to feel that the overtime he put in merits double helpings of frozen chicken necks. We are in negotiations…

I’m also doing something about the endless time this ankle is taking to heal. Tomorrow I have an x-ray and ultrasound scheduled, with a referral to an orthopaedic surgeon in the pipeline. My doctor agrees that it’s taking too long and is still too painful. In a sense, a swift spot of surgery would be welcome if it means reducing the endless hobbling about. We shall see.

Funny. I can be endlessly patient when I’m making stuff, but when it comes to my body mending itself, I’m constantly wishing things would just get a move on.

So, just a bit more Hurry Up and Wait…



Laid low…

5 whole days with nothing much to show for it 😦

Screen Shot 2016-01-11 at 6.05.42 amI’ve been feeling absolutely lousy due to my oncologist fiddling around with new medication which didn’t suit me at all. Three days of feeling dreadfully nauseous, followed by two days of light-sensitive migraine. You truly wouldn’t wish it on your worst enemy.

I haven’t touched The Cloths of Heaven. It’s OK, I have time in hand there. I did manage to get January’s F2F blocks for Emmely done, though.  There’s a substantial pile of green offcuts and tiny scraps on my cutting table, and the blocks themselves are up in the F2F Gallery, in case you feel like taking a look. I have come to the conclusion that improvisation and wonky are not really for me. It was interesting as an exercise, and I enjoy other peoples’ work in that area, but I get much more personal satisfaction from symmetry. I have also done a little bit of embroidery for a secret sewing project, but you’ll have to wait a while to see it – a long while, in fact, since it’s for the end of February.

Today I’m feeling a fraction better, and it’s time to start cranking up the pace a bit. I’d like to get the backing and batting for the side panels on CoH cut and sandwiched. I’ll see how I go.

Normal service will be resumed shortly. I hope.