I spent a pretty uncomfortable Saturday and Sunday, but when I woke yesterday I felt good enough to get back into my routine, but I still didn't feel quite up to snuff. Today, however, I woke feeling much better, so this afternoon my friend Judy and I will go out to see a movie and maybe even have dinner together. I'm pretty sure it was a simple cold, since I never had a fever, but I sure felt awful for awhile. It didn't seem possible to me that I could be so much better so quickly.
At the grocery store today, I mentioned at the checkout stand that I spent the weekend in bed with a cold, and the checker told me she had the same cold: sick for two nights and then waking up feeling pretty good. So it's going around, welcoming us to the fall season. I hope I've been able to keep anybody else from getting it from me.
Sunday night the phone rang about 8:30pm (I was already asleep), and it was Linny telling me what a GREAT time they had at the Drop Zone, making five excellent skydives together, and everything worked so well! She said everybody wondered where I was, and she told them I was sick. Hmmpff! If there had been any way at all I could have joined them, I would have. The least they could have done is not had such a great time without me! (not really)
Our weather has been spectacular for two months now, no rain and lots of sunshine. In fact, we have just had two record-setting dry months here in Bellingham, according to this article in the Bellingham Herald. And next weekend I am heading off to Vashon Island to have an exciting retreat with five other bloggers. I'm really looking forward to it, and of course you will know all about it, too. We're going to be staying at the Lavender Hill Farm on the island. (The link will take you to a photo gallery of this fantastic farmhouse that we're renting for the weekend.) The weather should continue to be good throughout. I've already started to pack. Six women bloggers who don't know each other: this sounds like a formula for a great adventure to me!
glad you're feeling better! a short-term cold! :)ReplyDelete
how dare they have a wonderful diving day w/o you. made me laugh.
your blogger weekend sounds interesting. i'm sure there will be lots of 'off the record' stories told. :)
ugh hope the cold is just passing through and on its way gone as well....what a huge rose...i think your weekend will be a blast....have met quite a few bloggers now and not regretted a single one...ReplyDelete
Vashon Island....Betty MacDonald....The Egg and I, Onions in the Stew...!ReplyDelete
I just looked at the link and I am beside myself with unadulterated envy. Seriously, have a wonderful time. Just curious - are you going to draw straws for the sleeping arrangements??
Glad to know you are doing much better. Sorry about your missing the "fun" of jumping out of an airplane, even if you're doing it with friends. Especially if you're doing it with friends.ReplyDelete
Hope the weekend away with other bloggers is a lot of fun!
Well, I'm glad to read that you're feeling up to par once again....and hope it continues for your planned retreat with blogging buddies!!!!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you're feeling better, DJan. If only all colds were as short term as that, I don't think it would be too bad....although this one did seem to hit you quite hard. Sorry you weren't able to make it to the Drop Zone but your health was the priority.ReplyDelete
A lovely rose photo!
I'm so excited for you going away on a retreat with five other bloggers! How very cool! I'm sure you will have a wonderful time. Don't forget the camera. ENJOY!!
What a beautiful rose...the colors on it are awesome.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad that you are feeling better, Jan.
Continued best wishes to you.
Good to hear you are better! That farm looks great..loved that covered porch! Take lots of photos and have an awesome time! :)ReplyDelete
Great that you're recuperating.ReplyDelete
You really go for the groups...hiking, skydiving, walking blog retreat! do you sing too? Participating with other people keeps us healthy in so many ways.
So glad you're feeling better. Sounds like you'll be up to all kinds of fun!ReplyDelete
I think the covered porch is so pretty and inviting. Hope the weather is warm enough so you can sit there. Glad you beat the cold and are enjoying life.ReplyDelete
I thought I was coming down with a cold, but it was just allergies. I'm torn about the weather. I want the sunny days to go on, especially through this weekend. We have lots going on here. But I am tired of the dust and the smoke and the dried out look too, and I'm ready for rain.ReplyDelete
I'll be looking forward to reports of the upcoming weekend.
I'm so glad you are feeling better already!! And that they cared so much and missed you enough to call you (even if you were already asleep).ReplyDelete
OMG!! Your weekend away meeting fellow bloggers sounds amazing!!! I can hardly wait to see pictures and hear all about it!! I pray you will have good weather and the best time ever! :) :)
Oh DJan! I'm so glad that your cold was short lived and didn't mess up our weekend plans!ReplyDelete
I'm getting so excited about meeting everyone! See you in a couple days!
Thank goodness you are feeling better. You have got to be in tip top shape for this weekend. I can't wait to meet you and all of the others.ReplyDelete
Nice looking place, Lavender Hill Farm! A good choice by the group.ReplyDelete
See you Friday!
I am so glad you are feeling better. Have a wonderful adventure. It already sound exciting...ReplyDelete
I'm glad to hear you are feeling better and the cold went quickly. If you were on our side of the mountains I might say it was allergies, our air quality has been really bad. For almost two weeks we got smoke from the wildfires and tonight we had a bad dust storm. My allergies are having a field day.ReplyDelete
Have a great time at the retreat!
Dear DJan - Glad to hear you are feeling better and up n aboot. Lovely photo of the rose, as I would have lost it to the morning frosts we are having. I drove my bike down to St. Andrews yesterday, nary a car on the road (approx 45 min drive) with my iphone in pocket and captured some sweet colours of Mother Nature at play in the trees n bushes. There is nothing as calming as driving along in your own little world, uninterrupted by vehicles coming and going and just taking all this beauty in - its like your your entire being is lost to the magic around you. I love these rides and hate to see them winding down, as I contemplate preparing the bike for winter storage. We were fortunate last year to still be riding on Nov 15 on a sunny hot day that any other year would be a few feet under snow? Your weekend away with unknown bloggers sounds like an adventure and glad we will hear some of it and perhaps a photo or two as well. Have fun, repair well and now, I must go check out the Island.ReplyDelete
Dear DJan, I'm glad you are really feeling better again. Those fall colds can linger, but it would appear that this one doesn't hold on to people as long. That's good.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the link to Lavender Hill Farm. It looks like a place where you will have many adventures with those fellow bloggers you will meet. So many different sized beds with beautiful quilts on them. And the views are awesome. Enjoy! Peace.
I've not been getting around to blogs at my usual pace so I had not known you weren't well. I'm glad you're doing much better now. Lovely rose.. the colours are so varied.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you're feeling better D-Jan. Have fun on your bloggy weekend. Is that one rose or two? If one, then there are so many colours, it would do Jacob proud!ReplyDelete
Better is better. And have fun at your retreat.ReplyDelete
I have felt pretty good and am glad you are too.ReplyDelete
Beautiful rose! Glad you're feeling better. Sometimes, it seems a cold is a message to chill out!ReplyDelete
Just wandered to your blog and am looking forward to reading more. Your blogger's retreat sounds wonderful!ReplyDelete
I'm anxiously awaiting blog posts from all the bloggers getting together this weekend. What an adventure!ReplyDelete
Wow! Those were six BLOGGERS that were able to organize a get-together? That's fantastic! I'm so glad you all had such fun, DJan.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you're feeling better too.ReplyDelete
That really is good that the illness was gone fast. And meeting up with bloggers is likely to be a rare treat. Have fun!ReplyDelete