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 (www.jkbooks.com). 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 !)