After laying in bed for well over a week with covid symptoms, I am up and about. The coughing is only occasional but the headaches, congestion, brain fog, and lack of taste/smell is continuing. I'm sitting upright for periods of time, which means I'm able to sit at a sewing machine... which is a major improvement. I am forcing myself to convalesce, which means "to begin to grow strong".
It's counter culture to rest and to take time to recover. I am thankful that I do not work for a company that has 1) a prescribed number of sick days, 2) pressure (overt and covert) to return to work before full recovery has occurred, and 3) a patriarchal requirement to produce a doctor's note to verify an illness. My body tells me how long I need to be off and it is the boss of me, so I override the messages at my own peril! Resting and sleeping and some TV watching is all I can do.
While convalescing I have enjoyed watching life in the 19th century series Lark Rise to Candleford, and also life in the 1950's watching Call the Midwife. Both are british series and completely different communities, but have the same challenges as we all still do in 2022!
In season 9 (episode 3) of Call The Midwife Sister Francis starts sewing on a beautiful hand crank Lotus. I watched that section over several times due to sewing machine coveting!
So glad to hear you are on the mend. Take care and don't overdo.
Well, at least they had the machine turned the right way around! I've seen shows where the machine was backwards. I can't say it was for product placement reasons, as the name was away from the camera.
Glad your feeling better!
I converted one of my Singer 66 machines to a hand-crank. I love Call the Midwife. My 3rd Great Grandma was one. She was from Maine not England. Long before the 1950's. Feel better, resting is your best remedy. Miss seeing your 4" Moda Blockheads.
Feel better soon!
So glad you hear that you are slowly recovering. Keep listening to your body and enjoy your shows.
Glad to read that your on the road to recovery! Take care!!!
I'm pleased you are slowly getting better, but this nasty Covid seems to linger around for some time. You are wise to rest up and let your body tell you how it is feeling.
Glad to hear you are feeling better. Baby steps so that you don't have a set back. Need you well for Piranha weekend!
Sending you get well wishes! I love my Singer 301 that was my mom's. Hope you can enjoy some sunshine too .
Hope you're feeling better each day, Kathy! You're so smart to listen to your body. Call the Midwife is one of our favorite shows - I could watch it over and over!
I still have left over symptoms- I am glad you are doing better
Hope you are fully recovered soon! I loved Lark Rise to Candleford, such a wonderful series!
I'm so sorry to hear you've had Covid and hope that your rest helps you recover completely very soon. For me, recovering from Covid has been a long-haul. I'm still tired most of the time and it's been 7 months. I hope that's not true for you!
I've not seen "Larkrise to Candleford" so I reserved it. Thanks for the heads-up about it.
Take good care.
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