Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Still Nursing My Cold

 Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses. 


 Bonvin Walters

Yesterday I felt awful.  Today I don't feel much better, physically, but I'm no longer sitting here and feeling sorry for myself.  None of us like to be sick, and sitting around moaning about it doesn't help.  So, why do I continue to do it?  Perhaps it is because I have always been so busy taking care of others that sickness affords me a time when others take care of me.  Not that hubby doesn't try to take care of me everyday.  I am just so darned independent.   I always refuse. It is hard to change your ways. But, it seems that being sick affords me an excuse to allow myself to be taken care of.  

I did receive some good news yesterday.  Towards the end of last year I had received an email from Amazon informing me that the State Attorney General had taken out an antitrust lawsuit against a number of different publishers.  It seems that it had something to do with what they were charging for books on Kindle.  Yesterday I got an email telling me that I was entitled to $15.33, and it was being credited to my Amazon account.  Doesn't seem like much, but, hey, I am glad to get anything.  I can get at least two new Kindle books with this. 

So, today I am staying home again.  When I was working, I wasn't afforded this luxury of a choice, and colds tended to last forever. The weather is not so great, and I am still not up to par.  Best to stay in and continue to take care of myself.  ISpring is on its way back tomorrow, and I want to enjoy it.

Wishing you all a fantastic day. 


  1. Feel better Mary! I know being sick is awful. Try to rest and get lots of fluids. I know you know these things, but i wish i could help you out in person. I most certainly would! Hugs!

  2. Hope you recover quickly Mary. Sometimes you just need to rest. but how boring is that!!!?? :)