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.
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.”
If I can muster up enough energy to finish my entries, please join me here
on Monday, February 1st for a special two-part event:
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.