It’s the time of year when I set aside my blogging cloak and don the cloak of book judge. From now until the end of February, I’ve got a lot of reading to do. it means I’ll be visiting you less often and posting less. I’m sure you will all manage with less of me for a few weeks. I won’t forget you.

I hope these books are better than the last batch. I worry about the state of literature.

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I’ve also picked up a miserable head cold. Why is it that I am brave and stalwart in the face of major adversity, but a pathetic whiny lump in the face of a runny nose, itchy eyes, sore throat and all that other stuff? And yes, Garry’s got it too because caring is sharing and we really care.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. Retired! Yay!

20 thoughts on “ON A PERSONAL NOTE”

      1. Yep. Every day since Sunday, when I realized the thing was defeated if not gone, I’ve been able to do something more. Yesterday I managed the store and was shot for the rest of the day. Today I had to shovel the 1 1/2 inch of snow or I’d be facing ice. I didn’t do the driveway, so it wasn’t a lot, but I was flattened. I rested and managed to vacuum sucking up several small dogs that have been blowing around here lately… Just take your time. It’s a nasty virus.


          1. I think a visit to the doc is a good idea, but if it’s a virus I don’t think there is any solution other than rest, liquids, patience and Nyquil if you can take it. I drank a lot of chamomile tea but it might as well have been hot water. I am only now beginning to be able to taste things again. Lots of chicken soup — mostly canned because going to the store was beyond my abilities and it was cold, snowy and slick. Then my neighbor made me real chicken soup. Those are the facts of my experience. Your experience might lead you to alternative facts. 😉

            P.S. I truly did not sleep for five nights. I just had to accept it.


            1. I was at the doctor the day before I came down with this. Fortunately, one of the things I got on that visit was some inhaler samplers, so I can at least breathe. And I have a nebulizer if the wheezing gets worse. Sleep, now THAT is a tough nut. As soon as I lie down, i can’t breathe. I’m just SO tired. I’m up late and I’m up early. It’s really fortunate that I have all these books I have to read … and that Garry can sleep through the noise because he can’t hear with his aids out. I’m getting through my list really fast this time.

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              1. I’m so sorry this happened to you. It’s no fun and it doesn’t go away easily. I’m sure I had this in December (Christmas…) and then, before I was well completely, I was out with my dogs and my friend came to visit for my birthday when it was -14. We went out for lunch and stuff. Not even a week after, I was sick again and worse. I used my Albuterol inhaler a lot the first few days. I hate that because it’s speed and yeah…

                I hope you can at least rest and it doesn’t last too long. 😦


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