Thursday, January 15, 2009

Like a Yo-Yo

Hi All!

What goes up must come down . . . and go up, and come down, and go up . . .

My temperature has been acting like a yo-yo lately. 101 . . . 97 . . . 99 . . . 97 . . . 100 . . . 99 . . . 100 . . . 97 . . . 99

What fun! A little frustrating. The only thing that is good is that there is no vomiting or other bodily function coming along for the ride. I just feel achy and tired a lot.

I am beginning to suspect that this is a ploy to get me to buy more aspirin . . . what do you think? And yes, if this keeps up for another full day I will make and appointment to see Doc Feelie, which isn't my favorite thing to do.

In other news, Hubby and I went to JoAnn's yesterday to get a couple pictures framed. One was a scene from Victoria, British Columbia and one was a castle in Austria. I hope to hang them in my music room but . . . who knows where they will end up.

Framing is such fun. The first thing the framing guy asked was . . . "Do you know how you want these framed?" Ummmm..... no. "Where are you planning on hanging them?" Ummmmm . . . . we aren't sure.

We were off to such a good start!

After trying about a billion different frames and a million mats for the castle, Hubby and I finally decided on a blue mat and two different yet coordinated cherry frames. Whew - thank goodness that is over. There are just so many choices! I felt bad for the framing guy for having to go through all of that with us. Then, to add insult to injury, he had to check us out when I went up front to buy my elastic.

What is that? Why was I buying elastic? Well, I promised my Aunt Donna that I would make her some bookmarks and I want to make her one of the nifty ones using the elastic. Do you remember those? No? Here is a picture to refresh your memory.

I thought I had a picture of the bookmark in action but apparently I deleted it. Well, the bookmarks on the right are made of elastic and they work by stretching the elastic around the book. You put the elastic in the book to mark your page and then stretch both ends to the front and "button" the elastic around the colorful button to secure it in place. They work really well and also help keep the book open to the right page.

Anyway - I want to improve on the design a bit so I wanted to buy some black round, cord elastic. The fates are against me though. They never have the stuff when I am there. The little hook has the label "black cord elastic" hanging tantalizingly from it but, alas, the area is empty!

So I chose a really thin braided, flat elastic. We will see how that goes. My idea is to sew this elastic in a loop onto the wider elastic which goes inside the book and around to the front. The little look will go around the button and will keep me from having to cut a "buttonhole" into the wider elastic. I will let you know how it works out!

I am off to find something for breakfast that is slightly appealing. Nothing sounds too good to me at the moment. Then I might just take some more aspirin and go back to bed. Again. What a life!


Voice Update: My voice is doing well. I did my massage FIVE times yesterday. There wasn't much else to do so I just massaged away! My throat is a bit more "crunchy" than I would like it to be (translation, my throat isn't as loose as I would like it to be and makes "lovely" crunching sounds to let me know.) but I am working on that.


Mental P Mama said...

Ugh. Take some Advil and call me in the morning;) Feel better.

Flea said...

Those look like cool bookmarks, but I don't quite understand how they work.

Chris H said...

Sorry you are still ill..
I had a really neat bookmark recently... lost it in the move..
it was made of two thin flexible strips of magnet.. each one on one half of a little 'page' so when you folded it in half over a real page it held there. Does that make sense? Anyway, it was awesome and I'm sad I've lost it.

imbeingheldhostage said...

You're supposed to know where you're going to hang your treasures? Hmmm, maybe that's why most of the things I've framed end up sitting in boxes in the garage.
LOVE the bookmarks!!

Hope your fever is over soon!!

Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better soon. Lingering in the fever/no fever zone must be frustrating!

Feel better!