Remember the saying," Ner cast a clout til May is oot." Which means,"Don't put your thermal vest and long johns back in the drawer until June,darling!"
I myself am emerging from the flu fuelled cocoon I have been in for the past five weeks, I hope to fully emerge soon into a beautiful butterfly. Everyone seems to have fell foul of this horrible flu bug, I'm sure most of you have had it too, hands up if you've not and share your secret with us. One of my twitter friends said she felt as if her head was filled with water and I thought that was a very good way to describe how I've been feeling.
I had no voice at all for more than two weeks and even now it's still husky. During my voiceless time I had to go back to the hospital for a check up, my chauffeur (hubby) was in Aberdeen and as the journey by two buses takes nearly two hours (40mins by car) I had to phone for a taxi, no easy thing when you can't speak.
I eventually made myself understood and taxi arrived, taxi driver wanted to chat but feeling as drained as I did I had to say I couldn't speak, it seemed such a long journey.
I saw the one doctor who I don't have much faith in and didn't she just love that I couldn't argue with her as she bullied my into continuing with drugs I thought were making me feel worse, I was fuming. Needless to say that once back home I struggled for a few more days with drugs then gave up, I know my own body and it was screaming at me to stop taking them.
I had to phone another taxi to take me home and this time English was not the driver's first language and it was so difficult to explain to him where I was going. I will never take my voice for granted again, it's so frustrating trying to make yourself understood.
Five weeks is a long time to be virtually house bound and energy levels have to be built up gradually.
|No fear while looking for dinosaurs. I wonder who is kidding who?|
On Monday I looked after my friend's grandson, I usually have him two days a week but this is the first day since I've been unwell. I really enjoy our time together and had missed that. He's been a bit worried about me having a bug as bugs to him are beetles and ladybirds and ants, I'd love to know where he thinks I'm keeping those bugs.
We went for a walk to look for dinosaurs unfortunately we didn't see any I think they were asleep, although the short time out did me good I was also surprised at how exhausted I was and full of aches and pains using those muscles that haven't been used for a while, I will have to keep walking to get my fitness levels back.
Yesterday was such a lovely day, my friend who has a nearly four year old boy picked me up in her car and we went to the garden centre for lunch. We were chatting in the car when her son said,
"Mum, I have something I forgot to do"
"What did you forget to do"
"I forgot to wish you Merry Christmas"
"Oh that's okay baby"
"Don't worry mum, I won't forget this year"
Don't you just love how children have such random thoughts?
When we got to the cafe in the garden centre two elderly ladies actually moved to a table away from us because he was talking to them. I couldn't believe it when one said to the other,
"Is he annoying you? let's move tables"
|Toddler who was being too friendly. Isn't he just so cute?|