Tuesday, December 2

Feelin' Stuffed Up, Sneezing, Coughing,

This is how I'm feelin'. I woke up on Monday morning about 3am feeling awful. Yes, I was stuffed up, sneezing, coughing and my head felt like it was full of fluff. Since Brandon was sick off school for three days last week with this and he stayed overnight on Saturday, I'm not sure if he passed the bug along or if I got it somewhere else. I do know that the day of Aunt May's funeral was not nice. It was freezing and there was a wind that had a bite to it. My ears were sore the next day and since I'm prone to ear infections, I started taking 5,000 mg of Vitamin C daily. I was hoping that it would boost my immune system so I wouldn't get sick. Oh well, it didn't work. But now I'm feelin' tired, achey, stuffed up and just plain miserable. This too shall pass but I dislike feeling like this.
The highlight of my day was talking to Deena from Can I Be Pretty in Pink on the phone. She's such a dear and I told her I'd call her a few weeks ago. Then Aunt May went into the hospital and everything got delayed. It was so nice to chat with Deena again and know that she's doing much better. Deena, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to chat with me. It was delightful to talk to you again.Tonight I ran across a fictional story that I wrote about 15 years ago. I have posted it on my Treasures to Me blog. It is the story of two men who have lived on the streets for years. I wish I had found it closer to Halloween, as it is a bit of a ghoulish tale. I don't often write fiction, but was inspired by a homeless man I met while driving taxi. I would be delighted to have you read it and give me some positive criticism.

Take care and enjoy your week, dear friends. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. My friend, My husband's Uncle died last night. He was a man of God. He was a dear sweet person and will be missed...m...

  2. My heart goes out to you. I know how a cold like that feels. You may need a hot toddy!

    I am sorry you lost your Aunt Mae. it is always hard to lose special people in your life.

  3. You don't mention a sore throat which was my main symptom late last week and on the weekend. Whatever bug I get, it always goes at least partly yo my throat. This should only last for a few days. Be kind to yourself for the duration.

  4. Sorry you're not feeling well - hope you are better soon!

  5. oh you poor thing, I hope you get better soon - being sick is no fun...

  6. Praying for you to feel much better my friend, I love you.

  7. Colds and flu are the 'pits' to be sure. Your feelings remind me of a TV commercial...get some Nyquil. LOLOL

    I'm going back to your blog issue for today and click on the fiction link. I just KNOW it'll be an excellent work. See you there....

    Happy Tuesday. Thanks for your kind words in my comments today. :o) [and yes, I've posted about Clint's open heart surgery in the past...he was 5 months old, but you probably just forgot or missed the post...no worries!]

  8. Uh Oh!
    I'm sorry that you've caught a bug. I suppose the last few weeks have caught up with you. Sometimes when we have so much on our plate, we don't take care of ourselves and wham! something has to give. Take care of you!
    Mama Bear

  9. Like I just told Renie, that stuff is everywhere and tends to hang around for a while... Hope you feel better soon... I'm going to go read your story...~ann

  10. Mary,

    Hope you get to feeling better soon - so far, I've escaped the cold/flu bug.(crossing my fingers!)

    I'll get over to read your story tonight. Everyone is going home today so tonight I can relax.

    I'm tired!

  11. oh, I'm sorry you are sick. I hope you start to feel better. Gotta feel better for Christmas! Bunches of hugs!

  12. Hi Mary, it is nice to meet another Canadian blogger. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Hope you are feeling better. I'm off to browse your blog.

    Linda, aka Crafty Gardener

  13. Passes you the Neo Citron!! I swear by that stuff when I've got the achy, sneezing, coughing, etc, symptoms! lol I do hope it doesn't last too long, my friend, and that you're 100% real soon.

    I will definitely go read your story right after I finish this comment:-) I always enjoy anything you write!!

    How wonderful that you were able to chat with another blogging friend:-) I know from experience how much fun it is chatting with you, on the phone and in person! hehe xoxo

  14. Sorry you're not feeling well and I hope you're taking care of yourself so you recover quickly. Zicam and Vitamin C work wonders for me!
    Hugs and blessings,

  15. Your little guy looks like what is going on in our house right now. Both Julia and Keith are all snuffy. I had to smile when you mentioned your vitamin C because Keith just checked with Julia to see if she had taken hers. :)
    I do hope that you are feeling better soon.
    Going over to read your story.