Monday, January 29, 2007

On Quarters Today

Is it a sign from God or something if you come down with Strep Throat in the middle of church on Sunday morning? Actually, I woke around 2:00 a.m. yesterday with a sore throat and feeling kind of achy, but I went back to sleep and felt pretty much fine -- just a little tired -- so I went to the gym as planned and got in 40 minutes of cardio along with some easy resistance training (Sundays at the gym are not a time to break records). All was fine until the middle of the Sunday homily when all of a sudden I realized my throat hurt, my lymph nodes were swollen, and I had this overwhelming desire to just put my head down and sleep.

It didn't get much better. I slept most of yesterday, took some aspirin for the pain, and slept some more. This morning I went to the doctor and discovered it's strep throat. Luckily, I don't have a fever, but the rest of me still feels like hell.

So, as part of my recovery, I've been reading through knitting books and patterns ("yarn porn" to the knitting community) and I've come up with an idea I'm going to try for cotton socks. Just as soon as a feel better. Or at least well enough to hold up the knitting needles.

PS -- "On Quarters" is a commonly used term among military people. It means you're not well enough for duty, but you're allowed to recover in your quarters (which, for most of us, is at home) instead of in the hospital. (I had visions of people sliding over a floor full of quarters until this was explained to me.)

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