This beautiful bunch of flowers arrived yesterday, sent by my parents, with a little note saying "Get Well Soon". When the Interflora man knocked I was quite cross and grumpy and doing some ironing (not exactly a mood elevator) but when I saw the flowers suddenly I felt less irritable and rather chipper. Funny that. Tulips are my favourite flowers in the world. I love their colours - the primary brights and the pastels - their shape; they seem to say "Spring is on it's way".
I have been under the weather for the last two weeks with Labyrinthitis, a horrible viral infection in my inner ear which makes me dizzy, nauseous, anxious, tired and gives me a funny ringing in my ears. It's not much fun. It really peaked on Sunday with lots of shivery flu-like symptoms (probably not helped by the fact that I totally over did it on Saturday). I just want to sit down and do nothing, which is most unlike me. The nausea reminds be of early pregnancy sickness. I have a long list of jobs and projects I want to crack on with but I'm not feeling up to much. The only thing I feel like doing is my Emily Peacock Kiss Tapestry. Look, I've nearly finished the third letter! Only another hundred hours or so to go...
But today, it feels like it has lifted a very, very little bit. I was able to enjoy a mid-morning hot cross bun and cup of coffee. I took Angus to have his feet measured and bought him some new shoes (he did not take kindly to this and kicked the nice lady quite hard, quite a few times). Every cloud has a silver lining - I've lost some weight and if I'm honest I quite like the reappearance of my hip bones. I don't want any alcohol. I am rather partial to a glass or two of wine when the kids are in bed and I don't think it'll doing me any harm to give it a rest for a month or so. (Look, I'm trying REALLY hard to find the positives here!). So I will just lie low with my tapestry and catch up on my TV viewing and wait for it to pass. Last night I watched three episodes in a row of One Born Every Minute. Does anyone else watch this? I love it. This series was filmed in Leeds General Infirmary, a huge and busy inner city hospital, where my two were born, and I like entertain myself by seeing if I recognise any of the midwives. It makes me 1. broody 2. cry and 3. want to be a midwife. I always hold my breath while waiting for the baby to cry when it's born.
Right enough rambling. Thank goodness sitting in front of the laptop doesn't set off the vertigo! I'm off to do some more tapestry.