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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The View From My Window


I am not sure exactly why I am writing this . . .
I do not want sympathy, 
but I guess that I am wanting
to just explain 
why I have not been replying to comments.

It’s a head and chest cold . . .
the absolutely worst one in years.
This is my seventh day  . . .
It should be getting better but no, 
it is not.
I cough all the time and when I do my head
Implodes  . . . it's like this small A bomb that
gravitates to the outer boundaries of my skull.
I moan and cough again . . .

We’ve all been here . . .
it’s just my turn.

These viruses enjoy spreading their love
and make the rounds every few years. 

So, I am thinking that ten days 
is a full blown time for this  
sort of thing to last.

I am blessed with my Sweet Steve,
he is a supreme caregiver,
the best anyone could wish for.
Love is wonderful!
He sees me in my uncombed hair,
red nose, wrinkled pj's and he still
thinks I'm lovable.
He listens to my croaky 
and sometimes whiny crybaby voice
and he treats me with dignity.

I am truly blessed:)

Merry Christmas. 

Keep Smiling,
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)


  1. Hope you feel better real soon and manage to have a wonderful Christmas.

  2. What rotten luck to be so ill at Christmas Time. I hope you get well Very Soon.Good on Steve for being a darling and caring for you so well.

  3. Oh, Connie, I hope you get better soon. Yes, you are blessed to have a wonderful hubby and when we are sick we are all entitled to whine some! The view out my window today is rain! Nancy

  4. 'So sorry you are not feeling well and hope you feel better soon. Merry Christmas! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  5. Connie, So glad you have your wonderful husband. I am praying you get well enjoy Christmas. If you aren't well soon...please go to the dr. Wishing you and Steve a merry Christmas and happy new year. xoxo,Susie

  6. Hi Connie,
    Yikes! I came back from vacation with swollen tonsils. I immediately went to Urgent Care to get on some antibiotics. I didn't want any infection settling on my new knee replacement!

    I hope you feel better soon. So glad you have a good man to take care of you!!!

    Merry Christmas to you and Steve!


  7. Oh Connie, I hope you can kick that virus to the curb. I'm glad you have a wonderful husband to care for you when you feel so lousy. The view outside your window is such a pretty one. I keep hoping for snow, but we'll likely have rain. Merry Christmas, even if the merriment is of the quieter sort.

  8. Aw! Connie... I hate hearing you are sick!
    I sure hope you get well soon... I'm glad you have Steve there to care for you... We have pretty weather today but forecasting rain over Christmas! Despite every thing... I hope you have a blessed holiday full of peace and joy! But get well! Don't do too much... Rest rest rest

  9. Praying you will be better very soon....hugs, Roxie

  10. You are blessed Connie to have such a good husband. Sure hope you get well by Christmas...which doesn't give you much time! :) You and Steve have a Merry Christmas!

  11. I think you should go to a doctor too! Sweet that your hubby is a good caretaker! Try to have a Merry Christmas...

  12. I hope you better soon and are able to enjoy the Christmas season!

  13. No fun being sick and the coughing can be the worst. I know what you mean about your head feeling like an A bomb has gone off. I've gotten that feeling before. I'm glad to hear you have such a sweet husband to take good care of you. Feel better soon

  14. Oh MUCH sympathy coming your way, anyway! The wretched head and chest cold will exit soon, I hope, though do look after yourself a bit more after as chests can be nasty. Aren't husbands wonderful!? I am so glad yours is happy to give the TLC.
    Have some tiny treats tomorrow and snuggle up, its the best you can do under the circumstances....many blessings for a Wonderful, Active New Year!

  15. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

    It's good to see how this window scene looks in the daylight. Confession... :-) ....I've kept the page of the early morning, blue snow snapshots open in my browser and look at it frim time to time for the bliss effect!

  16. sorry to hear you caught this during Christmas, my friend had hers for over two weeks and still has some spells at night she said. Hope you wake up tomorrow morning feeling so much better, Merry Christmas!!

  17. Merry Christmas, dear Connie. I pray you will be sound and healthy again VERY soon. If I lived close enough, I'd make you a nice pot of chicken soup to help you feel better. Blessings to you and Steve both now and throughout the New Year.

  18. I hope you get well fast.. if not.. hie thee to thy healer!

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  19. Sorry to read this news of your being so ill. I hope it lets up soon. No fun being sick, especially at holiday time.

  20. I was wondering why you hadn't posted lately. So sorry to hear you are sick Connie! No fun at all! I hate the way some of these viruses linger on and on! At least you have a beautiful view. Prayers that you will be feeling better very soon! I hope you are able to enjoy Christmas tomorrow. Hugs, prayers, blessings, and a very Merry Christmas to you! Vicky

  21. I'm so sorry that you have been so sick. Those viruses come and don't want to leave. I hope you will soon feel much better. I was nowhere as sick but had an awful headache and nausea for 5 days. I was tempted to go to ER but then I thought of how long I'd have to wait there and besides, they'd just say it's a virus. So now I feel better but DH is showing symptoms.
    The mailman must have come really late yesterday because today I found your note and the delightful postcards in my mailbox! A surprise gift on Christmas Day. Thank you so much.
    Take care, Granny M.

  22. Do hope you may be feeling better ...
    Sending my good wishes for the Christmas Season and into the New Year too.

    Take Care, Get Well Soon

    All the best Jan

  23. Oh no, Connie! I'm so sorry you're sick. We've been fighting colds here, but I yours sounds much worse. Praying you'll recover soon.
    xo ~ Nancy

  24. My dear friend, I am so sorry you are sick. I hope you feel better soon. You are always in my prayers. Love ya both, Nancy

  25. I know how you feel. I got it too...I am still coughing, but it is getting much better finally!! Hope you feel all better real soon.