Day 37 of 365 Days of Silver ~~ Home Sick… However….

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“Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.”
~~ Miguel Angel Ruiz

So I am home sick for the second day in a row. It’s not fun being sick. My head is stuffed up, I’ve blown my nose so many times it’s getting raw, my throat hurts, and I am so tired!

But oh my goodness….

Just to be home!

To sleep in day after day. To take a multitude of naps. To have sweet little Sarah Jane curled up next to me…. That is heaven.

I have watched movies on Netflix (although I usually fall asleep in them and have to finish when I wake up). Some were good and some were bad….

There was the classic War of the Worlds. Watched the halfway decent slasher film, the remake of The Town the Dreaded Sundown. I forgot how good (and sad) Cast Away was. Oh, loved Phenomenon—haven’t seen that in so many years. I finally saw Horns (based on the book by Joe Hill—Stephen King’s son) which I admit I was a little disappointed in…. Good! But it sort of floundered by the end…. Speaking of the horror master, I saw Stephen King’s A Good Marriage—very good adaptation if not just a tiny bit padded. Hachi: A Dog’s Tale was very sweet. Stonehearst Asylum was surprisingly good. Watched some stand of comedy, including several of Bill Burr who is quite hysterical and has the pottiest mouth I’ve ever heard—but laughter is darned good medicine.

OH! And last night it was Cloudburst. Wow! I loved it! So sweet and poignant and funny! Omgosh! Here is the blurb: A lesbian couple escapes from their nursing home and heads to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young male hitchhiker. It stars Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker (they were incredible! their chemistry was wondrous!) Ryan Doucette as the hitchhiker (and just seeing him run around shirtless half the movie was reason enough to watch it and more good medicine!).

I am drinking lots of hot tea and having lots of variations of chicken soup and tons of orange juice.

And despite not feeling well, it feels so darned good to be home! All those weeks of overtime (which are finally over!) and not enough rest did me in I think. Made me open to this cold.

And despite not feeling well, it feels so darned good to be home!

So yes, even in being sick—a silver lining.

I will get over this cold. I always do.

And then I will march on. Because life is good. Always.

B.G. Thomas

Ryan Doucette–better than chicken soup….


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