My muse has been on sick leave…


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Every 4-5 years, I get sick. Very sick. Like, a week in bed sick. And last week was ‘it’. I missed 2.5 days of work then spent most of a 4-day weekend lying around the house. Who was it that said, the only good thing about being sick is watching a lot of TV? Well, that was what I did. Not just TV but movies and shows on DVD. I have an extensive collection.

The weather was predictable – cold, windy, snowy – and I ventured out to Walmart on February 14th . No, not to buy a Valentine’s Day gift (though I did buy a pretty shiny red planter to give to my Mom). What I needed – desperately – was cough syrup and saline nasal spray.

On Saturday the 15th, I went to my parents’ house for dinner. It was a special occasion, but not my story to tell. It was a very pleasant evening – much to everyone’s relief and slight surprise – but I was happy to be home by 10 PM.

I came to work Tuesday (yesterday) – though I’m still coughing like a 20-year pack-a-day smoker (which I never was, but I do a great impersonation when I’m sick!) Of course, we had another snow storm and it took me almost 2 hours to get to the office. But I’m a trooper. Besides, the boss was back from 2 weeks in Florida, then off to Vancouver on business for the next two days. We had a lot of catch-up to play!

Today, after lunch, I went out for a walk. It was a balmy 6 degrees (Celcius), roughly 52-53 Fahrenheit. It was very pleasant, though quite slushy and wet. Mind you, I was happy to have my ‘ears’ on, as there was a cool breeze – and my ears, neck, feet and hands have to be covered or I pick up a chill. But it sure felt great to be outside – walking and moving!

After work today, I’m going for my three-week chiropractic adjustment (she really cracks me up, my doctor – you knew that was coming, right?) Then, two more days of work – the best part is leaving the office at 5-ish and seeing daylight instead of darkness. Come on, Spring! We’re ready for you!

OK, back to work I go, hi ho, hi ho…


About verawrites

Progress not perfection - that's my goal. Live and learn - that's my motto. I like to share bits of wisdom and glimmers of insight gleaned on my life journey of 50+ years. My hope is to encourage, perhaps inspire, fellow journeyers. Each of us has something to share. Let's be generous, gracious and compassionate with one another. I am blessed to be a blessing... so are you!
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2 Responses to My muse has been on sick leave…

  1. bethbyrnes says:

    I am glad you are better. I was sick in December and believe me, I know, it is no fun. Especially in winter. Enjoyed this newsy post, too.


    • verawrites says:

      I read about your disastrous December! So much worse when you have guests, are entertaining for holidays, plus work and everyday life. As Nietzsche said, that which does not kill you makes you stronger 🙂


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