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a little bit sick and scared

This is scary. My body aches, my head aches. I’m going upstairs to take my temperature and get into bed. This morning I was only mildly uncomfortable; I did Gina’s line dancing and arranged to go for a walk with Annie, later cancelled. It was a gorgeous day of bright sun. Robin my tree trimmer came and cut my willow’s hair; she’s all shorn now. I wanted to prune the clematis in the sun but gave up. 

Tonight I sat by my fire and started to watch a documentary about a day in the life of the planet, with amazing footage. I read one of the three library books I went to get today, three holds that of course all came in at once. I skimmed and finished The War of Art which has some good points but is just too jocky and macho – creating art as a battle, a war, phooey. 

But now it’s 9 p.m. I ache and I’m going to bed, and it’s scary. It feels like ‘flu. I’m sure it’s a little dose of ‘flu. Cross your fingers for me. 



2 Responses to “a little bit sick and scared”

  1. theresa says:

    Take care, Beth. The tangelos sound perfect. Be sweet to yourself.

  2. beth says:

    They are perfect, Theresa. Sam just came by with fresh bread and soup. I feel cared for. And it's not you-know-what, how lucky is that!

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