Whoa, Nelly. Despite all of us having flu shots, with the exception of two people in my office, all of us have fallen to a rotten flu bug. Today was my turn. I had gotten up and was nearly ready for work when I felt totally flush with fever. Even my toes felt hot. I love my job and really hate it when I have to miss work. But I knew that I had to go back to bed. I actually slept until noon, which is totally crazy to me, and the only reason I woke up was because a certain schnauzer was alerting the whole neighborhood to the fact that the garbage people were "stealing" the garbage.
Mostly I watched really bad daytime television this afternoon, but I did stitch a little. I just have a few more words to do, then I can move on to the red, white and blue border. I think it is lovely. I have already picked out my next project, a blackwork project, so I will be glad to have this one done. I included my little hand painted pumpkin needle minder at the bottom. I finally found this again after a couple of years of looking for it. Apparently, it had attached itself to a metal bobbin in my thread drawer and had just blended in, I had to make a repair to a pair of black pants this week, and stumbled upon it in my search for black thread. I am so glad to have it back. It is so cute. I had bought it in a little shop in Carmel, which has long since closed. It makes me happy.
I am often reminded of how truly fortunate I am and I count my blessings daily. Today I just feel so fortunate for my friends and all of the great people in my life. I had sent an email to my knitting group, which is comprised on old and new friends, letting them know that I will probably have to miss tomorrow night's gathering. I do not want to spread germs to someone else's home. I immediately received emails offering to bring anything I need, including ice cream. I truly have amazing friends, who are just so kind, caring, funny and awesome.
I am so grateful for all of the love that I am blessed with. I have a great family, a beautiful little dog, wonderful friends, awesome co-workers, and a loving church family. I feel fortunate to be able to share good times and bad with each of them. I think that in general, you may find one or two truly good friends in a lifetime. I have been blessed with more than I can count, and the circle continues to grow. Life is truly good.