Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Influenza is mean

My husband was sick last week. Now,  I've caught the virus (I always manage to get the flu the week the mailer touting flu vaccines comes to my house). I feel awful.

In my sick and fevered state,  I'm whiny,  tired,  and goofy.  I've dreamed about keeping noisy ghosts in the freezer (along with bald men). I keep thinking I should look into the possibility of buying a humidifier that is not a penguin, and discovered that my kids have no mercy when I'm sick.

I hope l hope you are staying healthy. Consider getting the flu shot this year,  as this virus is a nasty one. I'm going back to bed to try to cook out the bug.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Missing autumn

A week ago, this tree was green.  I took this picture on Monday afternoon, while waiting for Aiden to get out of school, and it occurred to me that I am missing autumn do to being stressed and short of time.

I like spring and autumn. They are my favorite seasons because they are seasons of transformation and transition.  Usually, I spend lots of time admiring the changes that happen.  It's fun and makes me feel connected to the Earth.  Usually, I've had some funny views of the squirrels hiding their nuts, a few interesting interactions with he wild turkeys who are polite enough to use the sidewalks, and crows will have started staking out my fence in hopes of goodies.  I haven't had any of those because I've been glued to my phone and answering emails when I should have been taking walks.

I'm hoping that I can carve out a little time this weekend to really savor the season.  If I don't I'll probably regret not having some autumn memories to carry around with me.  I hope you are feeling more connected to things than I am, and if not, try to take some time to enjoy the season before it's gone.