Apologies…

It’s the start of a new week and I’m hoping for a better one than last. I started to go downhill midweek, and by Friday was feeling pretty awful. Having what I thought was a summer cold was a new experience for me. I have never been sick in the summer.

By Saturday morning I was so bad, my husband had to take me to one of those walk-in clinic things, These places are gold! We were there before the doors opened and were the first ones in. I left with a prescription for antibiotics for a sinus infection—one of the worst I’ve ever had. It made all the difference being able to get those doses in me before Monday when I would have been able to get a regular doctor appointment. I’m still on the mend, but so much better than I was Friday and over the weekend.

My fever broke Saturday night and my throat is no longer raw. I no longer have to keep a box of Kleenex by my side and am no longer sneezing a over a dozen times a hour. Nights are still rough with a developing cough, but I’m starting to feel like myself again. I’ve realized the older I get, the harder it is to bounce back from a cold. Ugh! When did that happen?

jack russell dog sleeping in bed with high fever temperature ice bag on head thermometer in mouth covered by a blanket

I couldn’t even bring myself to read (and I am in the middle of an EXCEPTIONAL book…check my sidebar), and spent most of my time sleeping, wrapped up in a blanket, or trying to focus on TV. I did watch one move—A Quiet Place—which I really liked. A very intense story,  but for those of you who have seen it, am I the only one confused by the ending? (By the way, don’t ever watch a movie with emotional scenes when you don’t feel good. I spent as much time crying as I did blowing my nose from the cold).

Anyway, this post is to offer my apologizes because I know I missed checking in with a lot of my favorite, regular bloggers. I hope to be back in regular shape this week. It really sucks being sick, but it’s ten times worse in the summer.

Here’s hoping all of you are doing well!

90 thoughts on “Apologies…

  1. Sorry to hear you are sick Mae! Sinus infections are the worst! So glad you didn’t wait until Monday…I did that and it spread to the back of my head. Take care of yourself and hope you are all healed up soon:)

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    • From now on if I am ever that sick again on a weekend, I will head to the nearest walk-in clinic. It made all the difference, Denise. I highly recommend doing that if you’re hit with something again over a weekend!

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  2. Oh yuk! Sinus infections are the worst! I have ridiculous year-round regimes to prevent these horrid things from happening… but they still sometimes sneak through so I know how bad you feel. Just take it easy, drink lots and rest, rest, rest. 🤧

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  3. I’m so sorry you’ve been that sick, Mae. (Or any kind of sick at all!) Sinus infections are just plain miserable, and yep, the older we are, the slower the bounce-back. Glad you were able to get into a clinic and get a two-day head start on the antibiotics, and I hope you’re feeling better by the hour! Too sick to read? Arrrggghhh. But I know what you mean. When I’m running a fever, even moving my eyes is painful. They ache!)

    Get better soon!! 🙂 ❤

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    • It’s very rare that I’m too sick to read but it was just too hard to focus with my eyes watering and my nose dripping like a faucet and my head feeling like it wanted to explode. Gross, I know. Fortunately, I caught up with missed reading last night. Now if I could just get rid of this dang night me cough!

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    • That’s right. The sidebar only shows before clicking into the post and comments. *palmforehead* I’m reading Soul Swallowers by D. Wallace Peach. UNBELIEVABLE!!! I made up for missed reading last night and will probably finish it tonight. Her characters are amazing and the intrigue is off the scale.

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  4. Summer colds or illnesses should be illegal. We’re also fans of the walk-in urgent care places – a new one opened about 10 minutes away, and it’s definitely come in handy on the weekends. Glad you’re feeling more human again! And A Quiet Place was amazing.

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    • I am now a fan of the urgent care walk-in places, Teri. I dread to think how I’d feel today if I didn’t have antibiotics in me. What a difference!
      I really was amazed by A Quiet Place too. So intense!!

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  5. Hi, Mae . I’m so sorry you were sick. It sounds like it’s been a horrible week for you.
    I saw A Quiet Place, but didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. It was much too long, and too slow, for my tastes. I got the ending, but wasn’t overly impressed with it. Lol I guess,I just like more action, and more encounters with whatever the [bad thing is.
    I am accessing this post on my phone, so I don’t know if I will be able to get to your sidebar to see what you were reading, but I’m going to try.
    I hope this week brings you better health. 😀

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    • Hi, Rhani so nice to have you drop by! I’m hoping this week is going to be a lot better than the last 🙂

      I thought A Quiet Place started really slow. I was even tempted to give up on it, but we’d paid to rent it, so I was determined. Once it got going I was glued. The ending left me with a kind of Lady or the Tiger feeling, like it was up to me to decide how things played out. Maybe I misinterpreted that.

      For reading, I’m currently 80% through Sword Swallowers by D. Wallace Peach and it is AMAZING!!

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  6. I am so sorry you’ve been under the weather. Summer colds are the WORST! At least in the winter, you can bundle up and drink hot things to feel better. Diana’s book is on my radar. I know she is a fantastic writer. Your comments make me want to hurry it up. Hope you continue to feel better!

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    • I agree with you about winter colds, Jan. What was really strange is that on Saturday I was bundle din a blanket, drinking hot soup and tea. My husband kept saying, who drinks hot things like that in the summer? Of course, he wasn’t sick 😉

      Diana’s book is riveting.I love the way she weaves words. You’re going to love it!

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  7. I was sick a weekend ago, Mae. Same thing and I ended up going to the clinic. I wonder if its related to book releases?? It should feel relaxing, but it’s a frenetic and tiring time after months of frenetic and tiring work. Anyway, I’m glad you’re on the mend, (and I checked the sidebar – Yay!).
    Rest up and take it easy for a while. ❤

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    • I remember you were sick, Diana. Maybe it is tied to book releases. They do burn you out and make it easier to pick something up.

      I caught up on reading last night and am at the 80% mark. I will probably finish Sword Swallowers tonight. What can I say, but–FREAKING AWESOME! If you scroll back through comments, I think you’ll find several people who have expressed interest. 😉

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    • Hi, Dean! Many thanks for stopping in and wishing me well. The meds are certainly a help. I hate to think of the shape I would have been in if not for the walk-in clinic 🙂

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    • Thanks, Carrie. I’m gradually working my way back. On the plus side, I have a vacation coming up in a few weeks so I keep telling myself it’s better I got sick now than later, LOL!

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    • Ahh, I’m not sure my “young self” is possible but I usually manage a reasonable facsimile 😉
      Thanks for dropping by to wish me well, Janice. Every day is a step in the right direction!

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  8. (((Hugs))) from a great distance, my friend. Illness at any time is awful, I’m so pleased you have a clinic close by that you were able to utilize. I do think that our stress levels reduce our ability to combat sickness. Take it slow and easy, grab as much rest as you can, and we’ll be waiting right here when you bounce back.❤️️

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  9. So sorry to learn you’ve been ill, Mae, but I’m sure you’ll soon be well enough to track down the b*****d who gave the bug to you – if you’ll forgive an old West Country expression, ‘teat ‘un as you was tret’! Drop-in clinics are a godsend, aren’t they? I use mine to avoid my own ‘doctor’. Be well!

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    • You know what’s weird? I can’t figure out who I was around that was sick. A mystery! (although I do love your West Country slang, LOL).
      Yes, the clinics are wonderful, especially on a weekend. I’m now a fan!
      A few more days and I think I’ll be ready to start tracking, Frederick. 😉
      Thanks for the well wishes!

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  10. Oh my gosh, it’s tough to be down sick, especially in the summer. I remember once watching Marjorie Morningstar while sick, and so I know what you mean about the extra emotional drain. I never forgot that movie though and would like to see it again after all this time. So glad you are feeling better! Hope the rest clears up ASAP,

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  11. Oh no, so sorry to hear you’ve been sick. Being sick sucks no matter what time of year it is, but summer? That just ruins the limited time we have while the weather is nice (i.e. before winter). So glad to hear you were able to get meds and rest. Continue to recover, and I hope Raven is there to cheer you on 😀

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  12. That’s just nasty, Mae. Nasty! Hope you’re feeling much better soon. I totally agree with the age thing! I came down with the flu last winter and it knocked me on my arse for three weeks. It’s a little frightening when it happens so quickly and completely dictates ever move. Simple tasks are a no go. We certainly appreciate our health after these moments.
    Here’s to hoping you’re back to feeling awesome soon. Take care. 🙂

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    • The flu is the absolute pits, Natalie. I’ve got slammed with it a few times but, thankfully, it’s been many years since the last incident. I’m glad your bout with it is in the past too. 🙂

      I am finally on the mend from the sinus infection. It’s been a full 7 days and I ca definitely say the worse is now behind me. I’ve kick it to the curb 🙂

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  13. Horsefeathers, Mae… I’m sorry to be so late wishing you well. I’ve had countless sinus infections in my life. They’re utterly miserable. And I feel you about the lack of bounce-back…
    I’m sure Raven has been on hand (or paw) with plenty of kitty cat therapy. I’m glad to see you’re doing better. Please feel fabulous fast! Hugs!

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