What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
Monday, January 17, 2022
So here's the scoop...pink was never my favorite color. It just didn't always compliment my fiery red hair and freckled face. (when I was younger, before my hair faded to whatever color it is now). So several years ago when my hubby bought me this pink bathrobe I was kind of ho-hum about it, wishing it was any color but pink. But then I put it on, and it was SO warm, and SO comfy, and so luxurious...well, I had to forgive it for being pink and just luxuriated in its warm embrace.
And yesterday when I was sitting in my recliner, covered with several blankets and still shivering...yes, I had the "chills" and fever, then hubby went to my closet and found this bathrobe and brought it to me, I gladly put it on and snuggled right down into its coziness, and promptly fell asleep in my chair. Hubby just showed me a picture that he surreptitiously took of me asleep in my chair, with my mouth hanging open, pale and wan with hair sticking out every which way, and I rejoiced that I never taught him how to get his pictures off of his phone and into my computer...so no, don't go looking for those pictures, because they won't be here. The description should be enough to scare you off anyway.
Yes, I am sick with a bug. Started Saturday night while I was sleeping, I woke myself up shivering...actually I was shivering so badly that I had what I would call "rigors"....severe chills that would not relax themselves until hubby brought me 5 blankets and I took extra strength tylenol and prayed I could get back to sleep. The only other symptoms I have had is a slight runny nose (clear), and an occasional cough that is not deep...more like an allergy than anything else, except for the fever.
Today I have felt some better. I think the fever broke during the night last night, although I've had a few residual "shivery moments". But I noticed that I really couldn't taste my lunch very well. Uh Oh.
So for supper I decided to cook some good old comfort food...smoked sausage and cabbage and mashed potatoes. I was concerned about losing my sense of taste and smell, but as I was sitting here writing to you I could sure smell that cabbage cooking, so that's a good sign!
So, I don't know if this is the dreaded "omicron" or just a bad flu virus...I don't intend to be "tested", but I have cancelled all appointments for the week and intend to stay right here, thankful for my pink bathrobe and recliner...and my hubby who is so thoughtful. I hope he doesn't get this bug too, but he does seem to have a bit of a runny nose and slight cough right now too...so we shall see. I may have to find his beautiful red plaid flannel LLBean bathrobe that is hanging somewhere in his closet...
Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers. I do believe we will be fine, and am very thankful that it doesn't appear to be too serious.
I hope you are all safe and warm and cozy in your homes...I know many are experiencing really cold wintry weather right now. We had high winds, rain, and dropping temps yesterday and today is still windy and pretty cold for us here in Florida. But nothing like what many of you are having.
So take care, and God bless you all.