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Thursday, January 21, 2010


I hate not feeling well. It messes up your day(s), week, however long it hangs on. My husband picked up a cold somewhere; if I knew where he had gotten it I would have made him take it back for a refund.

I kept my distance from him, loaded myself up with Black elderberry and Emergen-C and stayed healthy, for about six days. Friday night it made the transition from my husband to me and tacked on a few things he didn’t have, like that ache all over feeling. I’ve had good days and bad. Since I want to be done with this quickly I’ve stayed home a lot and rested.

It is hard to get enthused about anything when your body is under the weather. I don’t feel like eating, so I don’t feel like cooking. However, I do have a husband (may I remind you that he brought the cold home) who likes to eat. Do sandwiches count for a meal? I hope so because that is what he had last night, a chicken panini sandwich and tonight he gets a hot brisket sandwich.

I read five books since Friday and have done a little writing. I finished a story to submit to Chicken Soup and sent it off and have been working on my NaNo novel this afternoon. The Kleenex box has become a part of my necessary writing tools along with my Writer’s Thesaurus.

You would think that when I can’t do much physically I would be able to get a lot of writing done. Writing isn’t physically taxing, but I found that the creativity part of me is off. The scene I wrote for my character ended up being kind of nasty, hum, I may keep it, we’ll see. Anyway, all the above is to say sorry that I haven’t been blogging.

Hope you all stay healthy. I told my husband that the next time he gets sick I am sleeping in another bed.

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Catherine Denton said...

Hope you're feeling better soon! Enjoy your reading time.
Winged Writer

Janna Qualman said...

Aw, Diane, I hope you're much better very soon!

Kimberly Franklin said...

Hope you get to feeling better!

Need More Words said...

Catherine, Janna and Kimberly, thank you for your well wishes.

Denise Miller Holmes said...

You cheated. You put a picture of somebody else on your post. I want to see the REAL you--with your hair all sticky-uppy, and snot running out your nose. Speaking of creativity, I think being able to work while you have a cold has to do with "flow." :D Oh gosh. I crack myself up.

Need More Words said...

Denise, I should have called you the minute I started to feel sick. Proverbs says, laughter doeth good like a medicine and you always make me laugh.