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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Misery Loves Company

I have a miserable cold. One of those kind of colds were you are so stuffed up you can only breath through your mouth and you feel like you have cotton stuck in you teeth.
I woke up this morning feeling like someone beat on me all night and sat on the side of the bed hoping that I might just die and get it over with. Then, I looked out the window.
It was raining. Everything was glistening wet and the multi colored  leaves of the Chinese Tallow were moving quietly in the morning air, as if each leaf was turning upward to catch the rain.
The Catalpa trees behind the house were holding on to what few yellow leaves still clung to them....
The goats were nowhere to be seen.
I was on my feet by now, moving from window to window. Trying to accumulate  enough reasons to make it worth being alive when my brain felt like it was draining out of me with all the other debris. I hate being sick.
Then I walked out to the living room and was greeted by Cutterbutt who has decided that life is good  when you can spend a cold rainy morning on the couch right where Farmlady wants to lay down.
I poured a cup of coffee. The Prospector asked how I was feeling. I considered this question. I replied, "Better, I guess.", as one of the nerve cells from my brain slid down my throat and sent me into a coughing attack. I hate being sick.... Why do I have to be sick. Where did this come from. What did I do to deserve this. I feel so awful.
"Well," said the Prospector, "you'll feel better in a few days. Just take it easy." 
Well, that went well. Not a lot of sympathy there and the dogs are taking there morning nap oblivious to my pain.
I sat down on the edge of the couch, between the two dogs, sipping my coffee and feeling very sorry for myself and that is when it happen.
Cutterbutt came over and put his soft head on my lap.... and he made a little doggy noise. Just a little growl mixed with a sigh that said..." Everything will be all right. This too shall pass."


  1. I hope you get to feeling better real soon. It's terrible being sick. Your photos are great as usual. The last two morning have been cold here. I am hoping for warmer weather so I can get out and get some leaves raked up. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  2. I hope you feel better soon. Love the photos! :)

  3. Oh golly...what a sweet and wonderful ending. Sigh. I really need a dog. The view out your bedroom window is beautiful.

    I hope you feel better soon hon. I hate colds.
    Take care :)

  4. Sometimes it's those simple, wordless gestures that can be the ticket home! Hope you can do nothing and keep warm and cozy...go tell the Prospector to make you some chicken garlic soup!!

  5. put vics vapor rub on the bottoms of your feet... yeah i know crazy but try it.. put socks on after and relax 15 min and you will be breathing easier and coughing less... I promise.

  6. I'm sorry to hear that you're under the weather! It sounds like it came on quick and hard, too. Settle in and rest with Cutter and some hot liquids.
    I hope you'll feel back to normal soon! Best wishes.

  7. Oh you poor baby. I feel so sorry for you. Let's find whoever left those nasty cold germs lying about for you to catch and GET him! Put the back of your hand to your forehead and whimper until you get the attention you need. In the meantime, TAKE ZINC. I swear this will greatly lessen the severity of your symptoms and will probably shorten the duration of your cold. If you don't already have zinc tabs on hand, send the prospector running for some. tell him you need them NOW! Sending you a big, warm hug. ~Dawn

  8. Oh, feel better you- Not a good feeling I know all too well with allergies and sinus things hit me once or twice a year. How in the world did you get a germ in the middle of your beautiful country? Oh didn't you go to the grandkids? I do hope you feel better...

  9. You have my sympathy. I am the most pathetic person in the world when I'm sick.

    But the Vicks on the bottom of the feet does really work!

    Hope you feel better soon.

  10. I know how you feel! Im suppose to write new articles for my blog today, but Im also feeling under the weather so Im wasting time rading other peoples blogs...

    Love the pictures you have on your site. The wind is howling outside my window with yellow leaves running all over the the place...

  11. Oh, I'm sorry you're not feeling well! I hope that you recover soon - it's so miserable being sick. Hope you CAN just take it easy, rest and relax; have some chicken soup.
    Get well soon!


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