It’s a dreary day with lowering clouds and a look of snow. To the south, there is a winter storm that’s crossed 2000 miles and is heading for the Atlantic. Here in northern Virginia, we aren’t expected even to get flurries. But we’ve got that wintry look.
I’ve been lazing around my house since November 28 with a case of pneumonia. Today, I take the last of my antibiotics and tomorrow I have an appointment with the doctor to see whether my lungs have cleared well. As pneumonia goes (I am unfortunately well-experienced with it), it hasn’t been bad, especially the coughing, which has been efficient and (drumroll) largely during the day. I’ve been sleeping like a stone.
I’ve been getting great meals from friends, too. And boy has that helped! The thing with pneumonia is that you don’t feel bad after the initial slam-down, but boy is it hard to do much but lie on the couch. I realized I was on the upswing when I had the energy to open a can of refried beans and cook some rice.
Today, I’m thinking about bringing out my Christmas decorations. I don’t have a lot, so it shouldn’t be too strenuous. I will likely be snugging in locally for the holiday, as travel after pneumonia is too strenuous, and way too many people seem to think flying while sick is a good idea. Well it is, if you want to make the maximum number of people sick … otherwise, not so much.
So I’m reformulating Christmas for myself at the moment, and continuing to relax. I may write my cards today. I’ve already got them stacked in order for addressing. One thing I’ve enjoyed, being home with little to do, is being able to visit everyone’s blog fairly regularly. You folks are productive and entertaining and educational!
To prove it, just this week, I got a book of Cynthia Jobin’s poems in the mail, pulled together and edited by John Looker, published by Bennison Books. It’s a lovely edition. Cynthia’s blog was like a master class in poetry and its forms, and the conversation in comments was wonderful. I’m glad there’s another edition of her work to savor. It’s available from…yup, Amazon, so order it if you’re inclined and many thanks to John.
I hope you have a good week! See you in the blogosphere.