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Friday, March 4, 2016

Quarantine

I'm exactly one week away from a vacation.  I'll be taking 10 days off (!!!) and Gregg is taking a week off, too. We just bought a new tent, and we're planning to spend a few nights camping at Lynches River Park with the dogs. After that, my friend Meg will be visiting from Texas. I'm so excited to see her! It's been a couple of years since she was here last.
She's coming to spend some time with me and Marla, since we're all old friends. Then I may even try to squeeze in a short trip to Aiken, SC to visit my grandmother.

It's going to be great! Gregg and I are both looking forward to the time off.

But in the meantime....I'm sick. I've come down with a cold that I fear may be turning into a sinus infection. I have a terrible headache behind my eyes, and I'm sneezing and wheezing and my nose is running like a faucet. I ache and I'm irritable--a sure sign that I'm sick.  And the LAST thing I want to do is give this funk to Gregg! He's extra sensitive to respiratory infections and takes forever to get well once he catches something. So.....

I'm staying far, far away from him! No hugs, definitely no kisses, and my own bedroom to sleep in. I'm washing my hands constantly and being careful about sneezes and coughs.

I told him to just consider me Typhoid Mary for the time being!

15 comments:

  1. Oh dear, poor you. Life has a way of slapping you on the face, just when you don't want it to. If you're sleeping alone try slicing onions into a bowl and leaving them by your bedside, also try eating raw garlic. Otherwise rest and inactivity.

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    1. Yes, I think I'll be calling out of work in the morning. I'll eat some garlic and slice some onions by the bed. I've never heard putting sliced onions by the bed but I'm willing to try anything! Thanks :)

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  2. awwwww take care and feel better soon. I think keeping apart might work.
    I like Cro's ideas never heard of the onion one but who knows it might work.
    I think stress is a huge factor, Your job is wearing you down.
    Be well.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Thank you for the kind words! I think stress is definitely making me more vulnerable to catching stuff.

      My pups have both been extra sweet to me tonight. They know that I feel bad.

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  3. Oh dear, poor you! Well, what are you doing at your computer when you should be in bed, getting better?!?! Off you go, slice those onions and inhale their scent!

    I hope you'll be back to full health in time for your vacation. What is your parrot going to do when you go camping? Fluttering along?

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    1. PS: I meant to ask, how are Marla and her husband?

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    2. I typed this post on my phone, so I was actually in bed, under the covers, when I wrote it. Marco will have to stay home when we go camping, but since we're taking George for the first time we're only going to a spot 10 miles from home in case there's a problem. So I'll be able to dash home to check on him, then head right back. For longer trips, we normally ask Marla to check on our pets. She only lives a few blocks away.

      Speaking of Marla....she's very strange these days. Very quiet, withdrawn, and not like herself at all. I took her to lunch the other day and she was in a kind of fog the whole time. I hope that returning to work next week will help her start to move on. I worry about her.

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    3. Well, thinking of what she's been through, it is hardly surprising that she is not like her usual self - her life will never be the same again, that's for sure.
      You as her close friend can only be there for her, whether it is to take her out, or just listen to her, or just accept her being quiet and withdrawn. Grief is a strange thing, it does not follow any given pattern and is different for each person. I am sure she knows you worry about her.
      I hope she and her husband can be of some comfort to each other.

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    4. Her husband has been a rock for her. He's shown her a great deal of love and support, in fact has been working part time, from home, so she's not been alone.

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  4. Get better soon! I hope you all have a lovely break at Lynches Country Park but please remember this park rule: "Acting in a disorderly manner or creating any noise which would result in annoyance to others is prohibited". Please remind Gregg of this "Operating vehicles in a reckless manner, or in excess of posted speed limits, or in areas other than those specifically intended for vehicular traffic is prohibited"

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    1. I shall do a post later about Lynches river. We went the other day to make sure that the campsites were dry, and I took some photos of some park history signs just for you! I think you'll find them interesting.

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  5. No warm cuddles from husband then. He should also eat garlic to protect himself. Hope it's not the flu but just a season cold. Get well soon, Jennifer. Greetings Maria xx

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    1. Thank you Maria! Gregg would never touch raw garlic. I do cook with it, and he's gotten used to thst, but he used to complain bitterly about the potential bad breath! :)

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  6. I hope you soon feel better Jennifer. An orange a day will help the sinus trouble.

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    1. That's funny you should mention oranges. I was craving them yesterday. I think I have a couple of tangerines in the fridge...I'll check.

      Thank you!

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