Friday, March 27, 2015
I got out for my walk on Wednesday morning, beating the rain. What I did not beat was the influenza bug. By Wednesday evening I was not feeling very well at all, and I had a low grade fever, at least that is when I first took my temperature. I had come down with influenza. Yesterday was a real challenge. I drank two litres of cranberry juice and lots of water over the course of the day, in spite of having slept most of the day away. I did not eat much, but I did manage to get down a few oatmeal muffins and some vegetable soup. I know I am sick if I sleep during the day, and I don’t want my dinner!
This morning I felt somewhat better, and indeed I am no longer running a temperature. I still don’t want my dinner, but I am making myself eat meals anyway. Keeping up the fluids, water and cranberry juice, isn’t so difficult.
The real pleasure today was being able to take a shower!
The only household task I have extended myself to perform has been to clean the kitty litter. Some things just must be done, as Diesel will attest to.
The newspaper has been sitting at the end of the driveway since yesterday morning, and there it will stay for at least another day. I have no intentions on venturing outside until this bought with the flu is well and truly over. I will know it is over when my taste buds are back on track, the headache is completely gone, and I don’t need to nap during the day. Only one nap so far today, so things are looking up!
Date: 1:00 PM EDT Friday 27 March 2015
Pressure: 101.1 kPa
Visibility: 24 km
Wind: NNW 25 km/h
Wind Chill: -10
“I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people who are convinced they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another.”