Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It Was My Turn

I hope all of the mothers out there had a nice Mother's Day. I got this home-made card from the Littlest One (he's seven). Nanny W and Nanny S each got the same poem, lol.

I also got some yarn, surprise, surprise. First up is some discontinued Tutti Frutti Jacquard from Patons Kroy Socks that will be vanilla socks for me. (New color alert! Getting the link I see four new stripey colorways -- must order for the store. We keep all the colors of Kroy in stock, or try to.)

Next is Lavender Jacquards that will also become vanilla socks for me.

And lastly there is another discontinued colorway, Krazy Stripes, that will become Broadripples for me. I made my BF a pair a few years ago, and I really liked them.

Remember how the Littlest One had the flu in the last post? Well, that's also what I got for Mother's Day -- the flu. I had to miss work yesterday, so I'm working tomorrow to make up for it. I went in today, but once I got there I wasn't feeling so hot. I think mostly it was because I'm so sore in the chest and back from heaving so bad, and of course I'm still not feeling like eating much. It got better once the afternoon hit. Unfortunately we don't get paid sick days, so if we don't work, no moolah. (Years ago we had paid sick days til we had a few young employees who called in sick for every little headache and sniffle. Then it was bye-bye sick days which really sucks for T who had his 20 year anniversary in March and never had a sick day. My 11 year anniversary was in March, and I only missed days for a couple of occasions of the flu and a week when I had chicken pox. That week came, unfortunately, after the no more sick days rule. Luckily I'm only part-time, I guess, and don't have any trouble making up a lost day or two.)

Anyhoo, no knitting was done yesterday at all. I slept off and on all day and evening. I figured I wouldn't be able to sleep at night, but that wasn't the case. I get up 7:30 on school mornings, and unfortunately that came too soon, I still could have slept more! It will probably be an early night tonight, too. Well, right after Glee.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

Ugh I was throwing up Sunday night - it was not fun. Thank goodness it didn't last long.
I never had sick days at the last job, it wasn't so bad if I was sick for a day or two - they were easy to make up - but when my back went out and I was down for a week it was tough.
Hope you're feeling better!

9:20 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

What a cute card! I had to laugh about the Rosis, too cute! :o)
I was afraid you'd catch it too!
I hope you'll be all better soon. Nice sock yarn. I hae some Kroy sock yarn in my stash, but it's mostly solid colors.

9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you start feeling better. It takes a while to recover sometimes. I remember when my kids were in school, they would bring home every illness and I would get it too!!

The card is cute. I miss those days when my kids were little. I think you should have a Mother's Day Do Over for sure!

7:13 AM  
Blogger Frieda said...

Oh no , I was hoping that you'd escape the flu bug. In my experience it takes a few days to get your strength back . Take it easy when you can,I know , easier said then done when you're a mom ...

We didn't get sick days either when I was working . That's usually the case when you work in retail . No work , no pay .

Love the card , so sweet ! I think he deserves an extra hug and kiss !

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As for sick days, I cringe every time someone in my profession complains about their lack of sick days or misuse of them. I get 13 a year and they carry over for ever since I am a teacher. For some reason teachers get a million sick days (paid of course). It was a godsend when my MIL was ill and I had to take two weeks off to care for her before she died.

Teachers give themselves a bad rap when we don't appreciate things like our enormous amount of sick days here in my state!

I am sorry you don't get sick days. :-(

9:51 AM  
Blogger Donna M said...

Blogger ate my post twice. This is a test!

3:01 PM  
Blogger Kiki said...

That card is priceless! Sorry to hear you were under the weather, that's no fun, I know what you mean about being sore in the back/ribs from coughing/heaving! Love the yarn! I have some of the crazy stripes in my stash somewhere, love that colourway.

11:09 PM  

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