I think I will anyway.
So far, 2016 has run over me like an eighteen wheeler barreling down I95 towards Boston. The day before New Year’s Eve my husband and I both came down with something. It’s way more than a cold and a little less than pneumonia. I’m guessing it’s in the bronchitis category. Anyway, it has been and still is kicking our butt.
We’ve stayed hydrated, ate nutritious food, and rested. We did all that boring stuff you do when you are sick and don’t have the stamina to walk from one room to another.
But, all this hanging around in the land of illness allowed us to make a few decisions.
Next year we’re buying wood pellets from WoodPellets.com in MA because they are the only ones who sell 30 lb. bags. That realization hit us while we were attempting to move the current 40 lb. bags from the garage to the pellet stove and could hardly lift the bag.
Always keep extra juice and tissues in the house. They are essential items when you get sick and can’t even imagine getting dressed in real clothes, driving to the store, and mixing with humanity to buy them.
Keep several books on hand because it is amazing how may books you read when that is all the energy you have. So far, I’ve read four of Paul Doiron‘s six books about his character, Mike Boditch, a Maine Game Warden. He has a cohesive cast of characters, hefty mystery, a little of Maine’s history, and several comments along the way that cause a chuckle. I’d highly recommend his books if you like mysteries with a little New England charm added.
I’ve done some hand sewing but just can’t stay at it too long because I’m just exhausted.
We’re also thinking we need to invest in tissues, paper towels, bacterial wipes and disinfectant spray because we’ve sure used a lot in the past week.
When I’m done here, I also need to go on-line and send Fitbit a message because if I get one more notification on that smart phone that I’m inactive I’m liable to hurt someone. Inactive? Heck, I’m darn near dead so I’m not really worrying about how many steps I’m not making today.
One positive is that I’m all caught up on reading blogs so I thank you all for providing a new year’s entertainment I could handle.
Here’s hoping you are all healthy and happy this first week in January. I’ll get there, it just won’t be this week I don’t think. 🙂