On Tuesday I really felt that I was mostly recovered from my sinus issues. In the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday I suffered a sudden and dramatic setback. In a matter of minutes I went from feeling mostly okay to feeling really, really sick. Didn’t see that one coming!
So, yesterday was a pretty rough day, because sick or not I had to supervise Jasper making his second cake for the harvest festival, and then he still had to make the icing for both cakes and ice them. And my friend Robin was coming over to visit, and I hadn’t seen her in a long time, so I didn’t want to cancel.
Clearly, the only thing to do was just drug myself through the day. Even so, I was not really functional for most of it. I did get Jasper through his cake making. I did enjoy my visit with Robin, though by the time she left I had a fever and I knew it. I drugged that too. I am actually pretty proud of myself for managing to drive Jasper over to the harvest festival to enter his cakes.
After I got back home I could collapse. I was kind of glad Lucy wasn’t going to youth group because I wasn’t up to driving anymore. I was starting to wonder if I needed to cancel my class for today, and I was even more concerned about making it through the writers’ conference I’m attending this weekend.
I’m sure you’ll be relieved to hear that by the time I went to bed last night, the fever was gone and I felt that I was improving. Today has been much better. I don’t think I’ve ever had such a sudden and severe relapse, and am so glad it only lasted one day. My remaining symptoms are manageable!
So, I did have class today. I started the video and then had to leave to take Jasper to the harvest festival to see how his cakes did. Both cakes won blue ribbons! I am proud of him for working so hard on them and I know they were delicious because I created both of the recipes. Since the cakes are sold to raise money for 4-H, I think I’ll have him make another one of the chai cakes for an event we’re having this weekend. I wish I had thought to get a photo of Jasper with his cakes, but I was just thinking I had to get back home to my students before the video ended!
Tomorrow afternoon I’ll be off to the writers’ conference that is held each year at Lina’s alma mater. This will be my third time to attend this conference and I know I’ll enjoy it because this is the one where I actually know people! I’m going to offer my memoir for sale in the bookstore–wouldn’t it be nice if someone bought one?
I know someone is going to ask about the cake recipes. I’m way ahead of you. They’re already up on my recipe page.