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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Please sit down before you fall down

An intriguing little vintage:  hints of gelatine through the lower limbs surrounded by a fog of indecision, a metallic overlay to everything apart from occasional moments of no taste at all with occasional portions of extreme dizziness thrown in.   Yuk.

I am now at the end of day five and am Officially Bored With This.  Nowhere poorly enough to lay on the sofa and doze all day.  Nowhere well enough to function like a half-normal person.  Television is as boring as hell but I cannot concentrate on reading - hence being bored, not just with this bug but my inability to do anything.  That's not really true - I wander from one end of the house to another, maybe make the bed or put the washing machine on, and then wander back to sit down for an hour to allow the gelatine in my legs to firm up again before I make another foray somewhere.

It's all a bit tiresome but for once I am being sensible.  This is not a cold so it is probably a variant of whatever the flu bug is going to be this winter.  At times in the past with bugs like this I have had to 'soldier on' and then coped with three to six months of post viral fatigue.  That's monumentally horrible so for once I am prepared to chill out for a couple of weeks and get it over with  (well, that is the cunning plan - only time will tell if it is a success).

In the absence of any activity to blog about I had a rootle through the 'picture backlog'.  This is from April 2018 - apart from birdsong there is absolutely no sound except the camera refocussing when I zoomed in.  It is entirely possible I may watch it another eleventy-seven times before bedtime ☺️


14 comments:

  1. Oh I hate being just poorly enough to feel like crap, but not poorly enough to even slightly want to be in bed. I usually alternate between favourite films, little achievable jobs around the house and making copious cups of coffee.

    I do hope you are feeling better soon, and remember you are doing exactly the right thing by not trying to 'push through' and get back to normal too quickly.

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    1. Thank you so much Sue, you've described it perfectly :-) xx

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  2. I am sorry to hear that you are still feeling poorly. Like Sue says you are doing the right thing, resting that is, even it is the last thing you want to do right now. The brain fog is hard work isn't it especially when you are used to being able to juggle many balls in the air no problem.

    I loved you little video, the bird song was divine and seeing you lovely Daisy was a treat too. That little nose sniffing out goodness knows what, thank you for sharing x

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    1. Thank you Mum, you are so right - just taking it easy, being sensible for a change πŸ˜€

      I loved to see Daisy's nose taking in the air, analysing all those smells that we do not perceive.

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  3. What a gentle video - so fully of lovely warm and fuzzy things (cue dog and fleecy jacket). Watching it made me think on her wonderful ears. Then I wondered if in her heritage she has this .....Podenco Ibicenco ... in her. Bless her blinking in the sunlight xxxx

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    1. Whilst the videos of walks, games and snowballs are lovely, this is the 'real' girl - wrapped up against the cold, sitting happily in the sun keeping an eye on her territory (and me). She was a great one for closing her eyes as she raised her head to the warmth of the sun.

      Pondenco Ibicenco - quite possibly, I once wondered about this Sicilian dog: https://theviewfrombagend.blogspot.com/2013/02/doggy-dna.html

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  4. Sorry to hear you're still feeling rough - stay rested and hopefully get better soon. The video is lovely, it made my eyes go all blurry - dear sweet Daisy, I so wish I'd met her x

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    1. Sorry if I upset you Eunice. I know how much you wanted to meet Daisy.

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  5. Dear Jayne
    Poor you - it sounds like you're doing all the right things. We all try to keep going, but then the body will say 'enough' and at that point, you have to listen to it! Lovely video of Daisy and the birdsong.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Cheers Ellie. I just remind myself this is only temporary. Thank you. x

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  6. Television is bad at the best of times. Hope that you feel better soon. I’m hoping the flu jab that I had the other week is effective.

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