Sunday, March 1, 2015

Walking around the ponds

Remember how I had the flu last October? Well, looks like the virus liked it here, because it came back! In the past week I was struck down for the second time within five months and it really pissed me off. I mostly lay around with this it's-not-fair-poor-me kind of feeling. I'm feeling very sorry for myself, yes.  But what can you do except stay very still and accept it?

The flu itself is actually not as aggressive as last time, but somehow my body is taking it harder. Maybe because it is the second time in such a short time? What I mean is that I feel like my limbs are all weak and wobbly and I'm just sleeping and sleeping and sleeping some more to get rid of the overall fatigue.

Luckily I had already preplanned a bunch of posts on my blog, so you didn't really notice it over here, but trust me, it has not been a fun week.

I'm still not fully out of the woods, but I have been out of the house a little to try to get my strength up. Since two days I've been taking short walks close to home. It's frustrating for someone who enjoys long leisurely walks to be exhausted after less than half an hour and go into a coughing fit when she gets home, but at least I'm outside in nature again.

I've even taken some pictures with my phone while I was out and since I mostly walked around the ponds that are near here you will see lots of water in them. In fact even those without ponds have water in them. That's the rain that has been collecting here and there over the winter. ;-)

So...without further ado...let me take you walking around the ponds!



















Well, if you don't mind, I'm going to sit down now, put my feet up and just read for a while and maybe take another nap. I really need my naps right now, preferably two. ;-)

Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy day and stay away from those bloody germs, will you?

10 comments:

  1. Oh Carin, I'm so sorry that you're sick again. No fun at all, I know. : ( I hope you get feeling better soon. (Hugs)

    P.S. As always, beautiful pictures! And I LOVED all of your journal pages from your last post but at the time I read it [via email], I was in the middle of something and was gonna comment later but hadn't [till now, that is.] You do fabulous work and are such an inspiration. Thank you!

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    1. Aw Debi, thank you so much for your sweet words. :-)

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear you're suffering through the flu again, Carin! It sure is a nasty critter, draining every bit of energy out of you while making you feel miserable in the meantime. Thank you so very much for sharing your art with us. I love your paintings and photography, and greatly enjoy reading your blogs: they're like treasured visits with a good friend and always brighten my day. Take care, and feel better soon!

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    1. It always makes me happy to know that what I do touches someone, it makes it all extra worth while. Thank you.

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  3. Beautiful, Thank You for sharing them. I hope you get well quickly.

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  4. Beautiful pictures! Sorry to hear you are ill. Feel better soon.

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  5. oh no! I'm so sorry you've been ill! I wish you a speedy and complete recovery. Thank you for the gorgeous photos - they do my heart good. I like your idea of walks interspersed with naps - it is good to get out and I'm glad you have the strength to get out, even if it isn't for a "real" walk... and I love the light in your photos as well...

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    1. Thank you Judith for your kind words and your well wishes. Both are much appreciated. ;-)

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