I've been poorly these last few days, and I'm not entirely sure why. I don't have a cold or anything seasonal, yet I keep feeling like I've just gotten off a roller coaster - dizzy, unbalanced and exhausted. Whilst I've been wrapped up in my duvet, I got thinking, and think I know why I'm feeling so rough. It's because I did a Bad Thing.
You may or may not know that I've been without coffee for 8 months now. Not entirely without caffeine because I have the occassional glass of Coke, and green tea (my favourite refreshment) isn't exactly caffeine free. Nonetheless, my caffeine intake has been low. Late last week, in an effort to beat the drowsiness caused by the meds and to have everything prepared for the photo shoot (which we need to do again*) I had coffee. For 4 days, I drank coffee. Not your wimpy kinda take it gently stuff, your proper Italian coffee. And it worked! I knitted like a mad woman, finished more Hat samples, and was awake enough to take plenty of photos. But of course I don't want my old caffeine habit back, so I stopped drinking coffee again. Couple that with general exhaustion from meds, book panic etc etc, and we have a bed-ridden Wormhead.
Anyhows, that's a long way of saying that I haven't been out to play in the recent snow we've had. Tom went out with the camera and took a few shots to show me how lovely the Yard looked with several inches of the white stuff.
*The photos we took at the weekend are wonderful, but most of them don't have enough pixels to print at the size I'd like. Many of them are usable though, for those extra small shots, so the shoot wasn't a complete waste of time; more like a practice run. Why there weren't enough pixels is another matter - the camera is always set to the highest setting, so how it got changed is a bit of a mystery...