Thurs. April 19, 2012: Officially, The Flu

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Waning Moon
Saturn Retrograde
Pluto Retrograde
Cloudy and cool

Well, the mystery illness finally blossomed into full-blown flu last night — chills, fever, congestion, the works. At least I know what it is, so I can deal with it, instead of a little symptom of this here, another symptom there.

I cancelled out of everything I was supposed to do today, and am staying in bed, once I’m done with a few things here. It means missing yoga and a farewell lunch for a colleague, but illness is not an appropriate parting gift!

Caught up with students, mowed the terraced back (and then lay down in the grass for awhile to recover). I got some spray to make the mower catch faster, and it works. Fell in love with a Scotch Broom plant that’s a bit beyond my budget right now, but will keep an eye on it. My neighbor gave me three kinds of lettuce, and they went into the vegetable bed. Put down some grass seed in the front, where it’s looking a bit bald, and where I killed some grass fighting ants last year. Hopefully, it will come up.

We had our first taste of the garden– mixed greens and chives in yesterday’s lunch. Yummy!

Got some good edits done on the book, and also wrote 816 on the second book, in a half hour sprint with the students. Am pondering the proposals that need to go out tomorrow, and will finalize them later today.

I got up this morning to cancel out of obligations in a reasonable time, and to water the grass seed. Am going to check in with students, and then go back to bed and get rid of this damn flu once and for all. I think I’m past the worst of it — that was last night– but I want to make sure it’s gone!

I’m over at the Writers Vineyard today, talking about the garden’s influence on my writing.

Back to bed.


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  1. Healing thoughts to you, toots. Stay in bed. I know you. You’re going to peek at this computer at least once. We’ll be here tomorrow, too. Get your rest. 🙂

  2. Oh no! I hope you get better really soon. Being sick is no fun.

  3. Chicken soup, fresh crusty bread with layers of butter, and a DVD box set of Frasier: that’ll have you up and about in no time 😉

    Hoping it passes quickly – sending healthy thoughts your way!

  4. Sending massive Healing Vibes!! And {{HUGS}} The Flu sucks!
    Make sure you get some sleep. I know it goes against the grain to stay in bed, but trust me. XOXO

  5. Hugs! All the best in hope that you feel better soon.

  6. Feel better soon. 🙂

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