I know that when I mentioned having a respiratory illness on Saturday, some of you were thinking CORONA. I was quite sure then that it was nothing serious, and I’m more sure now, after doing plenty of research and taking online assessments. I really do have just a plain old ordinary head cold, from which I am quickly recovering thanks to my grueling regimen of naps, fluids, and indolence.
And I would just like to point out that after eschewing sugar and following a keto diet and doing a lot of fasting over the last three years, I get sick much less often and when I do, I get less sick and don’t stay sick for long. It used to be that when I got a cold, I knew I’d be very sick for at least three weeks—first with the cold itself, and then with the sinus infection which always followed. So to be feeling so much better after only three days is pretty great, to be honest. This evening I am almost back to normal.
Of course, I did not go to church yesterday because I wouldn’t want to share even this less deadly illness with anyone. Instead I took a nap, as a precursor to my regular Sunday afternoon nap.
Sammy went to church with Walter, Jasper having left early to help with the lights. Sammy left right after lunch, having promised to mow someone’s yard—but right after he left it poured down rain! Maybe he was able to mow later in the day.
I made an easy Instant Pot supper, due to my weakened condition, which I think was a bit of a letdown for Spencer and Jade after last Sunday’s seafood feast.
Our regular family Zoom session was a hoot though, with Paisley in fine form blowing a series of raspberries and drooling copiously on a bearded Flynn. He’s growing a pandemic beard and it really changes his appearance!
Today I slept in (see above for my common cold cure) and then made sure to get some time in the sauna in hopes that the heat might kill off any remaining virus. I worked in my garden and wrote notes and did some embellishing on my slow-sewing project, my dressy mask. I’ve kind of neglected it in favor of knitting, which is easier to do while watching Lord of the Rings! I also made a loaf of sourdough bread for my husband as he was almost out. He only eats one slice of bread a day, so he goes through it very slowly.
Finally, now that’s it’s Facebook official, I can finally share some big news with you—our Mary and Jordan are moving to Colorado next month! Jordan has accepted a job teaching at the Colorado Springs campus of the University of Colorado. Since Mary’s job is mostly online, she will continue what she’s been doing.
I am SO HAPPY for them. Colorado has played a huge part in their lives and their relationship. They both belonged to a teen writers’ group that was based in Colorado, and enjoyed seeing each other at the annual gathering. Mary lived in Colorado for the year before they got married, and they honeymooned there.
Unlike their last couple of moves, they will be moving into a place where they already have a host of supportive friends—not to mention family in the form of Flynn, Tiffany and Paisley! They are buying a small townhome and looking forward to settling in.
My husband and I obviously have mixed feelings about this. We are THRILLED for them—but now, instead of being 380 miles away, they’ll be 850 miles away! So I’m sure we will see them much less often. On the other hand, every time we go to Colorado we will get to see more family! And speaking just for myself, I love Colorado and am quite happy at the prospect of visiting more often.