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Happy Thoughts…. Happy Thoughts

I knew it would be difficult to write when  I didn’t feel good.  But being sick and keeping a positive attitude is almost impossible.  I am miserable and just want to be left alone.  But I still have to deal with the guys building our garage, the kids, the husband (who is now also sick) and still do my writing.  This is gonna be hard.

I’m not going to cheat and post a bunch of photos (although I may still share some at the end) but I am going to try to put something positive out here for everyone.

What are your favorite comforts when you are sick?  I remember one Halloween that was bitterly cold and wet.  I went as Wicket W. Warwick from “Return of the Jedi.”  I got back home and I was freezing and probably sick.  Mom ran a hot bath for me and made me chicken noodle soup to eat and fed me as I warmed up.

When I don’t feel good I tend to read more.  My favorite go tos are my cozy mysteries and my classic horror.  Classic horror for me is the traditional like H.P. Lovecraft and Stephen King as well as stories I’ve read and enjoyed or books and story collections that are from the Gothic/Victorian era.  Stories that are set in that era (The List of Seven) or are written in that era (Classic Victorian Horror Stories) qualify for me.  For some reason horror from that era comforts me.  Simplicity of thought processes?  Simpler times?  Probably a combination of both.

I also favor sleep but once adulting starts that is not always an option.  That and I feel as though I’m wasting precious time.  I could be accomplishing something (like healing isn’t doing just that).  It’s funny how little we take care of ourselves when we are sick but we can take care of everyone else when they are sick.  Why do I hear Holmes saying to Watson, “Physician heal thy self!”  He’s probably right.

Thanks for reading. I hope I wasn’t too crabby.

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