Day 3
With the exception of fever, aches, aching ears, headache, and general wobblyness, the other things took turns — chills, nausea, congestion.

This morn, I wasn’t sure I could taste coffee (imagine!), but it’s from yesterday morn’s pot — that might be spelling the difference (I can smell and taste these pastry crisps) and, for now, I’ll just live with that.

Yesterday, I didn’t even want to open the Amazon box that arrived (imagine!).

Granddaughter was flat on her back for 3 days, as was her brother just about 2 weeks before that, and it was adult daughter in the interim.

This and the quarantining of 5 of us 24/7 for a couple weeks is getting old, but the little guy came back today, and they’re planning a beach afternoon so things are getting better.

I’m a huge believer in aspirin (did you know that it’s by prescription only in other countries?) and in EmergenC. I swear by these two. And naps!

I did finally open the Amazon box (you’ll be relieved to know). I’m so tired of mismatched and/or enormously huge and heavy ceramic plates, I ordered 8 more Corelle dinner plates and 6 more “lunch” plates, this time also Corelle.

Daughter and brood may be moving out as soon as this summer or so — she has nothing for a household, so she’ll be inheriting the heavy white plates edged in blue, which at least do match.

The two pterodactyl-worthy plates left from the brown set husband brought home one day years ago will be reserved for turkey dinners (white meat, dark), but those 3 brown lunch plates *may* go into daughter’s dishes box. The one giant soup bowl that didn’t get broken is under a potted plant.

I like how Corelle bounces, 🙂

That’s my riveting news update. This is the third day or so of plague, the magic number (so far) — I expect to wash those new dishes any moment now. Which means in about an hour… I need more bad coffee first.

Stay well!





  1. granny1947 says:

    Get better already.
    You HAVE to taste coffee!!

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    1. LOL, true! (Thank you)


  2. lois says:

    You let Amazon sit there unopened?! Very, very ill…. I hope you ALL feel much better soon.

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    1. I know — who leaves their Amazon box for another ‘day?? (Thank you! We are all feeling better, indeed.. very strange couple of weeks!)

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  3. Lou Carreras says:

    About two weeks after I recovered from covid, my sense of smell returned. I binged on ice cream and coffee…it was sinful…but I loved it.

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    1. I don’t blame you a bit!


  4. arlene says:

    Hello, good morning.

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    1. Good morning! 🌷


  5. Mike U. says:

    Oof–sorry to hear you’ve come down with Covid. Hope you recover soon. At least you got some new plates! 🙂 Keeping all of you in my prayers. Hang in there! 🙂

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    1. LOL, the plates are a bit of a consolation. Thank you very much for your concern and your prayers for us. We’re all much better, but I’m not sure we’re off the carousel ride. 🌷

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  6. Ann Coleman says:

    Hang in there…it does get better!!! I’m honestly not sure which is worse, the symptoms or the isolation of quarantine. But either way, it will end, and soon. Meanwhile you’re whole family is in my prayers. Take care, my friend!

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    1. Thank you very much, Ann. 🌷We have been much luckier than other families, how well I know it (respiratory issues here were brief and minimal), but it does all get old fast! Yesterday’s headache was something else, which was accompanied by an old-fashioned nosebleed and more entero-fun in case I got bored! 🤦

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  7. Gail says:

    Oh my…. I miss a few days and return here to learn you have COVID! I’m SO sorry and hope you feel better real soon. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you very much! 🌷 I think I am almost free of it tonight, and hopefully that will be that for all of us..

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Gail says:

        Well, THAT’S good news! COVID just needs to leave! FOR GOOD!

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  8. Gunta says:

    Wishing you a speedy and great recovery…. seems it’s been some tough going lately!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! 🌷


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