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Sunday, January 24, 2010

guilty without even knowing it

I have just discovered that I am supposed to feel guilty when I don't post. As I told my friend Kathi over at Kathi's Corner - now I have something else to worry about - NOPE, not happening. Life is too short and too busy to get wrapped up in guilt over my blog. I love all my blogging friends. There are so many days that you all keep me going. You are such a gift to me. Thank you for checking my blog and commenting on my artwork and such that I post.

I will have some beautiful, even if I do say so myself, artwork to show you soon, I hope. I am working on my nephew's wedding present. That happened yesterday, without me, I am sorry to say.
I have been sick for going on 4 weeks now. It started with a cough & runny nose, turned into an upper respiratory infection and is now bronchitis. I really have been trying to take care of myself with Mucinex and Nyquil and nasal irrigation. Apparently, I wasn't doing enough. I haven't had much energy to do anything but go to work, go to work, come home and work some more, watch a little tv and go to bed. No that wasn't a typo, when I leave the school I go to a real estate office a few times a week and do the books there, then when I get home I do the books for other offices. I guess I should say I have a bookkeeping business on the side. The accountant I was working with for a few months, showing him how I do the books, has another real estate company he has recommended me to. (He told me I was the best bookkeeper he'd ever worked with - only after I asked him if he knew of any other bookkeepers that are as anal as I am). It has been about 4 weeks now because I told him I didn't want to go in there hacking and coughing. I didn't think it would make a good impression. My doctor gave me an injection of antibiotics and a prescription that should be taking care of all this. He said I would feel so good by Monday I wouldn't be able to stand myself. WELLLLLL I am still waiting. I went to bed around 3 yesterday and got up for some homemade chicken soup and went back to bed until this morning.
Enough complaining. Did I complain enough about not getting to go to the wedding, hmmmm. I missed getting to see my sisters and brother, my nephews, my nephews' grandparents - people I don't get to see but every 10 years or so, and think the world of. They are in their 80s now and I was really looking forward to seeing them. I do not really have a biologic brother, but my sister's husband has been in the family since I was about 8 or 10 and of all the people I love he is on the top of my list.
Okay, I am done. I am going to get a shower and see if I feel any better. I have to run an errand for my principal. I was supposed to do it Friday after I left school, but came home and laid down instead. I am torn between getting more rest and seeing if moving about will give me more energy. Oh, yeah I told a friend I'd bring her an idea book. She works at Walmart as a licensed optician and I am sure I can think of something I need once I get in there.
Wish me luck with this daggone infection.
Thanks for tuning in and NO I refuse to feel guilty. As several of my sisters say "get over it!"
Luv ya'll


  1. Hello Leslie... so sorry you have been so sick... I had something similar and was sick for about three weeks... I finally found the old~fashioned advice about rest, chicken noodle soup, and juice seemed to help the most... please do not feel guilty about not posting! Blogging should be for fun, not a job! I will be here when you are ready to post again! xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Leslie, you've been might quiet about not feeling well . . . I'm so sorry to hear you've been so under the weather. I sure hope that doctor finds the right shots to get you perked up soon . . .!!


  3. My Mom use to always say,...."No one can make you feel guilty but yourself.".... hated that saying when I was a teenager, but oh so true. Good for you! stay strong for all of once a week bloggers.

  4. My Mom use to always say...."No one can make you feel guilty but yourself.".... Hated tha saying when I was growing up, but oh so true! Good for you for not feeling guilty. Stay strong for all of us once a week bloggers.

  5. (((((Leslie))))) I am so sorry you have been unwell for so long. Are you sure it is not the flu..that can last forever (weeks). If antibiotics are not working it might be viral. OR you may need stronger antibiotics over a loner time...sinus things are really hard to get over. Maybe keeping working was not a great thing to do...maybe you should get some complete rest! When you are run down you don't get better!
    Take care Leslie...prayers that you get better soon!

  6. Sorry your feeling so bad!! I agree with the others...get some good old fashioned rest! Once I had a cold that I couldn't kick and the doctor told me to take vitamin C supplements, and I swear they worked...or else the cold finally wore itself out! ;)

    Hope you feel better soon!!

  7. Oh, do take the time to get yourself well! Wishing you some relief very soon!

  8. Honey, I hope you are feeling better all around by now.....

  9. Leslie, get well soon! You might want to try Vitamins C and D, as well as Zinc (check with your doctor)--great for healing the body! Praying for you. :)

  10. NO guilt! No guilt!

    I hope you're feeling mo bettah! I was sick with some nasty cold bug for about 5 weeks... I'm finally free of the cough. The mucinex made a HUGE HUGE difference :)

    INky Smiles!