Monday, April 24, 2006

Sick Old Woman

I woke up Friday morning with the unmistakable sore & scratchy throat, feeling basically yucky.  I thought at first it might be the start of a good old sinus infection as the left side of my face (even my teeth) hurt.   By Saturday it was down  in my chest and by Sunday it was really down in my chest.  So I called in sick for work today & made an appointment with the doctor.  Well, she says "Linda, you have a sinus infection and the start of bronchitis."  So I get a prescription for an antibiotic and a new prescription for an Albuterol Inhaler and off I go to the pharmacy.  The doctor said she also wanted me off work for the week and to rest and drink lots of fluids.  So does that mean I can't be on my computer?  No...I think being on my computer comes under the heading of "rest"....what do you all think?  

 At least the weather is nice,  I can have the door open and get some fresh air.  We've been in the high 60's and today I think it got to 72 degrees during the warmest part of the afternoon. My little flat faced cat, Gabi loves to sit at the screen door and sniff the fresh air.  And I picked a big bouquet of lilacs when I got home from the doctor, so that should make the house smell nice.  

  I stopped on the way home and filled up my car again.  It was only half down but I found a station where unleaded regular was $2.79 a gallon.  Tomorrow it could be over $3.00 so thought I'd take advantage of the lower price.  

 When I'm home sick like this I can't stand to just sit around so will have some sort of a project going.   I'm thinking of a particular closet in this house that I haven't seen the back of for a long time.  I think I'll get into it tomorrow and get it straightened up.

I just finished another great book.  I had already read the three volume "Yukon Quest" series by Tracie Peterson.  A very exciting series, taking place during the 1800's Alaska gold rush.  The story continues in her "Alaskan Quest" series. Last night I finished book one ("Summer of theMidnight Sun") which starts in 1915 and was just released the beginning of this year.   Book two  will be released in July, just in time for me to read as I cruise to Alaska (how appropiate).   Meanwhile, I anxiously await the arrival of author Jane Kirkpatrick's newest book "A Clearing in the Wild."   Jane lives in central Oregon and you can order her books directly from her website (  She'll even autograph them for you if you request it.  Jane, a lovely Christian woman writes historical fiction.  Her book "All Together in One Place" got me hooked. 

Hope you'll come and visit me while I'm home sick...I promise not to breathe on you !!    Until next time,  Linda  (sniff, sniff, cough, cough !)


firestormkids04 said...

I do hope you feel better soon.  A week off work can be boring if you follow the doctor's orders.  Please don't overdo . . . you will feel worse.  And yes, compter time definitely qualifies as "rest"  Blessings, Penny

jeadie05 said...

Yes your computer is antibiotic compatable ,but not too many cupboards are !so sorry to hear your feeling like this ,hope the antibiotics soon kick in and you soon feel better ,Thanks for the reading suggestions ,have made a note ........Jan xx

jeanno43 said...

Well, I think doing your closet is definitely out until the antibiotics kick in, that would not come under the heading of rest!  I see no problem with journals because you can quietly sit there enjoying yourself.

jlocorriere05 said...

Of course your computer counts as rest, it's only ones at work that count as work!! Enjoy the sunshine while it's here, do the closet when it's raining. I do hope you feel better soon, no fun being ill. The nicest part is being off work! Jeannette xx

ally123130585918 said...

Linda I do hope you will soon be feeling better ~ I am sure your computer comes under the heading of "Rest"  ~ at least you can do some odd jobs around the house and then have a rest ~ at your computer of course ~ Take care ~ Ally

yakima127 said...

Sorry you're sick!  I am not feeling so hot, either!  Both my boys, as well as my sissy are suffering from seasonal allergies.  Altough I have ever been diagnosed, I had the itchy eyes and itchy nose all day yesterday (they were driving me crazy!), and today I am snuffly and have that 'ole sinus headache going on.  Maybe I have a bit of a virus.  Enjoy your resting time; I say being on the computer is definitely resting, as only your mind is really working.  The rest of you is chilling!  Hope you find a long lost treasure in that closet!  Jae

sugarsweet056 said...

TY for stopping by one of my journals, & leaving a comment. Please come again! ;0)
Sorry to hear you're not feeling well, hope you get better soon!

queenb8261 said...

Awww poor Linda. Be sure to eat some hot soup and drink plenty of liquids.  LOL Listen to Dr. Barb.  I think a project would be great for you while you are resting. Do you knit, crochet, needlepoint, paint? I don't think cleaning closets rates very high on the resting list.  LOL The "Yukon Quest" books sound very interesting!!Do you think a man would like them? My husband is a reader (as am I) and he loves anything about Alaska. He was there in the Army. Feel better & follow DRs orders.