Saturday, February 25, 2012

I'm Baaaaack!

Wednesday,Zach and I went to the Drs. I have bronchitis,and The Boy had a touch of a bug. They put us both on antibiotics (his was a just in case measure so he doesn't also come down with bronchitis) and gave me an inhaler. The Dr wanted Zach to stay home until his fever was gone for 24 hours,so he didn't go back to school until Friday. We figured he could get his make up work to do over Feb vacation next week. His fever had spiked at 102,and varied until Thursday morning. Mine spiked at 100.5,but I maintained an annoying low grade (99.5-99.9) for most of the week.At any rate,he is much,much better,and I am getting better.Still have congestion,but it's not as bad as before. The big problem is just feeling wiped the afternoon,all I want to do is nap.Yesterday I actually was up all day,no laying down in the afternoon,though I wanted to. I worked some on my family tree,and found some interesting things,which was fun. I am still taking it easy,because I don't want a repeat of the previous bout-feel good,then BAM! You over do  it and you are back to square one. We had to change our appointment in Boston for next month.

So...what have I been doing? Watching TV,getting  addicted to "Downton Abbey"...which,I am NOT happy to learn,will not have the third season until next year!!!  Whatever happened to TV shows having seasons from Sept-May,having reruns all summer,then picking up with the new season again in Sept? I miss the old days :(   At least I will have the new seasons of "Game of Thrones" and "The Borgias" to content myself with! Aside from TV,I played a lot of Solitaire on my Kindle Fire,I read some books,and napped. I did a bit of housework here and there as well. That has been sick time. Rick was a good caregiver,even if he wasn't feeling so hot himself,bless his heart. Brother B was down with the illness too,so our house sounded like a TB Clinic with all the gacking and hacking.

The Weird Winter has continued. The temps have been warm (40's and low 50's-balmy for us this time of year)and most of the snow (what little we had) was on it's way to being gone. Yesterday Rick called me to the kitchen window-we had a huge flock of Robins in our yard! Robins in February is not a common sight. We also had our first Downy woodpecker of the year. Once the Robins show up,it usually means that winter is over for the most part. Of course, last night we had a touch of snow,sleet,and freezing rain,but we wound up with only an inch or two or snow.I am hopeful that the rest of the winter is just as pleasant so we can get to the yard work early this year.

Have a lovely day! Time to have some pancakes,bacon,and eggs,courtesy of The Man of The Place!


  1. Glad to hear you are on the mend. Hope you save a pancake for me! :D

  2. Good to hear you're on the mend, Donna. From those I've known who have had bronchitis, it goes exactly as you've said. Just when you think you're FINALLY on the mend, it kicks up again, unless you take it easy for a long time. I've seen it take a few years to really get over completely. Glad you're finding ways to take it easy, since you really have no choice. I'm definitely in Downton withdrawal myself That, along with it being February, isn't helping my mood any. Take care.