21 January 2009

Is it Spring Yet?

Man alive, do I hate this time of year! It's cold out (as in "I've only been outside for two minutes and I can't feel my thighs" cold), it won't stop snowing and I haven't seen the sun in weeks. It seems like it has been winter forever and it's making me cranky. To make things worse, the kids are all sick with various diseases and instead of staying home, they come to school to infect the populace. I held out as long as I could and for a time, I was one of the few uninfected souls. Then last week, the plague finally caught up to me. I knew I couldn't hold out forever. Well, let me tell ya, this is one nasty cold. You know the kind that feels like your sinus cavity is filled with cement? The one where the pain behind your eyes makes you suspect that there is a small deranged man in your skull pounding away with a tiny sledgehammer? Blech.

Needless to say, I have been focused on merely staying alive and unfortunately I haven't blogged in a while. I still don't feel stellar, but I got such a wonderful award that I just had to post. JustMeriMaat, of In Flux, bestowed upon me the "Nice Blog Award," with some very kind and complimentary words. Well, talk about a pick me up! So, thank you, thank you, thank you!

11 comments:

Myra said...

Congratulations and hope you feel better.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

It is an award you definitely deserve and I hope you feel better soon!!!

Elaray said...

You're description of your symptoms sounds so accurate. I'm sorry you're not feeling well and I hope you feel better soon. You deserve the award.

Sew Passionista said...

Feel better soon and Hooray for your much deserved award.

melissa said...

Ugh, my mom is a teacher and she used to get absolutely everything that went around. But she's with the younger kids, who love to sneeze and then touch her (ewwwww!) so carrying a bottle of antibacterial gel in her pocket dramatically reduced her illnesses. Or maybe it's just that after 20+ years of teaching, she's already had all the cold and flu variants in the area!

In any case, hope you're feeling better soon.

Lottie said...

We have cold going on over here too, believe it or not. :-) You will soon be better I hope, I´m still waiting to catch it ´cause my daughter´s in the middle of it right now, home from school and all that.

I came across your blog through JustMeriMaat, but haven´t yet had the chance to read much, I will though, It looks nice and interesting. :-)

paco peralta said...

Shannon .- ahhhh ... as we say here: "Better to be alive and able," so I hope that this situation will improve soon. Here in Spain we are also taking a very cold winter, which is unusual. Fortunately we always have the sun.

hugs and see you soon.

Paco

Summerset said...

Hope you're feeling better soon and are on the surviving end of this plague. This was always the time of year when I instituted the "disinfect the school" campaign. I'd send the students out in the name of science to disinfect things like door handles, locker handles, restroom door handles, the stairwell handrails and banisters, lightswitches and anything else I thought the janitor wasn't paying attention to enough in his daily rounds.

Isabelle said...

Take good care, Shannon!
This award is totally deserved.

Back Porch Blessings said...

Hi just wanted you to know that I have given you an award. Please stop by and get it when you get a chance. Thanks for being such a great inspiration.
Kathy

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I hope you are feeling so much better by now :)

I also have an award for you on my blog :))