I hope to be back real soon. I cannot wait to catch up with you all at your places.
It's been a busy few weeks with work and then a horrid virus descended upon us and we have been rather ugg and yick, and bleugh. So many of my friends and their families have had it or are going through it now, it's really not very pleasant.
It seems rather wide spread too. The tummy bug is apparently rampaging its way through parts of Melbourne. Then parts of Sydney are hot spots for it, and up here on the Mid North Coast of NSW some classrooms are being halved in a day with kids in the office holding buckets with high temps, only to be fine in 3 hours time, but come crashing down again later that evening or the next day again. Congested coughs and total body exhaustion and aching and swelling of joints is what I am hearing from the Mums and Dads, and it's not just a week of it either. Some of the healthiest people I know have had it for 3 weeks.
I didn't go to the Doctors, I knew what I had and I knew what he was going to tell me, and I really needed to stay away from as many people as possible. Some of my friends had to go to the Doctors, because they needed certificates for work. I just reckon they should have coughed on their boss, that would then prove their requirement for time to rest and time away from the airconditioner.
Doctors orders, sleep and rest. Doctors are so funny aren't they, only problem is there is just no energy for laughing right now. Sleep and rest they say, right so which of you Doctors is going to collect my kids and take them for the week? huh? Can't quite hear you!! Hmmmm, thought so!
I know I have read that these sorts of viruses enter our bodies when we become run down, when we push and push and push ourselves way past the limit, but things just need to get done around the place, so we ignore the subtle signs and we keep going, that's just what we do. Then BANG! The downfall, our body tells us in no uncertain terms - ENOUGH JOYCE - ENOUGH. So yeah, just let me get these things done will you, then I can rest, oh and after I get that done, the other thing there waiting for my attention. . . . . . . NO JOYCE, STOP NOW. This is where the bleugh comes in, it's the tummy bug - you have no other choice but to stop, there is nothing left in your body to keep going, you are out!
While your body is low, along comes the cough and the earache, why not they say, looks like there's a party going on over here, let's join in. Great!
The human body is certainly an amazing piece of work. Bloody annoying at times, but still amazing.
We are on the up and up here this week, lots of ginger tea, gargling of gross stuff, olive leaf extract, Manuka honey on toast and probably the most important one, early to bed. What isn't done, will just have to sit tight til tomorrow.
So that is me and mine. How are you and yours??
Thanks so much for stopping by my place today. I do look forward to catching up with you all real soon.