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Just in case anyone was missing me, I’ve been laid up for a week now with a bad case of pneumonia. Well, that’s a silly thing to say, isn’t it? There’s no such thing as a good case, just varying degrees of severity. This is the sickest I’ve been in the last twenty years and, unlike most women who are pillars of strength, I’m a total wuss when it comes to illness. The roles are definitely reversed at our house. My husband is the strong, silent type while I huddle in a puddle of misery.

What to be grateful for when you feel like death.
To shake myself out of this pity party, I’m listing some things to be grateful for.

– It’s only temporary! I will get better, eventually.
Countless people suffer from chronic or terminal illnesses.

– I’m finally losing some weight! This should give me the
incentive to get serious about it when I’m better.

– Sleeping more than usual. Normally, I never get enough.

– Most of all, I’m grateful to my amazing husband, who is doing everything
possible to keep me comfortable: Bringing chicken soup, countless
runs to the store,
doing laundry, taking care of the dogs, etc. etc.

A favourite expression also comes to mind:
“Whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.”
True dat!

If I can muster up enough energy to finish my entries, please join me here
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Apologies for not making the usual rounds or responding to comments at my normal clip.
I will try and catch up some, when I can. Have a good weekend, everyone.

Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as “The Doglady”. Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal “hippie/rockchick”. Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!

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  1. This is nothing to sneeze at (sorry) and rest is the biggest thing you need and plenty of. I am glad your hubby is there for you as he should be:) My hubby would be there too but he would be griping under his breath. I am certain your fur babies are right with you also. Do whatever you need to do to get better faster than later and rest, rest, rest.

  2. Aw, Debbie… I’m so sorry you’re sick. Yes, you will get better eventually—sooner rather than later, surely—but I’m also a wuss when it comes to illness, and I feel for you. Wish I could package some vitamin-D-packed Curaçao sunshine and warm breeze to brighten up your bedroom 🙂 Sending you hugs, friend. (And kudos to hubby for taking such great care of you! Hurrah for the good men out there!)

  3. Poor Debbie. Sorry to hear you’ve been so sick with the pneumonia. I’ve had it before and know how awful it is. You are good how you are trying to focus on being grateful when you feel like crap. Hope each day is a bit better and it won’t hang on too much longer. Thinking of you and sending lots of healing vibes your way!
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  4. Hi, dear Debbie the Doglady!

    My goodness, I am terribly sorry to learn that you are “poorly,” as the royals on Downton Abbey like to say. I was just thinking about you earlier today and wondering why you haven’t posted or visited lately. Now I know. I admire you for being able to identify a few things to be grateful for at a time like this, including your caring and attentive husband. Please rest, take good care of yourself and get well soon. I’ll be thinking about you and praying for your speedy recovery, dear friend Debbie.
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  5. Poor baby! I’m so sorry you’re sick. Pneumonia sucks! I’ve had it so I know how sick you are. It’s no picnic, that’s for sure. I’m glad your hubby is caring for you and the puppies. Very wise of you to do a gratitude list: kinda brings you back to reality, huh? You do have much to be grateful for….and you’ll be back to your old self soon! Get plenty of sleep: sleep is extremely healing so rest and sleep is the order for the next several days! Take good care of yourself…
    Feel better sweet Debbie! XOXO
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