Oh my where to start? This past week has flashed by in a blur of heat and nausea and fatigue. What started with a sore throat and earache at Glastonbury has ended as laryngitis and bronchitis, both equally unwelcome visitors in the body of Annie. Confusion and tiredness are beginning to wain now antibiotics seem to be strong arming the lurgy into submission. Just when I thought I couldn't feel my age any more, getting out of breath cleaning the guinea pigs hutch happened. I could flipping cry, but people have drowned in shallower waters than that of Lake Self Pity.
This weekend we were meant to be going to Trevella Park in Cornwall to stay in one of their new geo-dome tents. I wasn't well enough to go and Kitty cried for whole hour after school when she found out that we were not winging our way to Cornwall and she has a poorly mummy. Her upset was without a doubt the lowest ebb of this miserable week. On the bright side my lovely friend Jenny who happened to be celebrating her 40th birthday stepped in to take my place at the last minute (literally). Other silver linings this week include fish and chips for a lazy family supper at the local beach, Ozzy's homemade 'Get Well Soon' card, plenty of quality family time together and news of the new season of Sons of Anarchy being out on Netflix. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a bad boy on a motorcycle (hello Jackson).
I did think about trying to whizz up some super juice, something to boost my immune system but honestly if you Google that shizz it comes up with dozens of green juices...if you are living in a haze of phlegm believe me the last thing you want to be faced with is a tall glass of anything even vaguely resembling snot. I'm thinking oranges, lemons, apples, fruit, maybe ginger if I have to be brave, Of course feeling rough and being contagious does have it's benefits: afternoon naps and the ability to 'claim' any food or drink by simply touching it are the main ones that I've discovered so far.
And so I am looking forward as positively as I can to the week ahead, despite the negative beginning to this post - turning that frown upside down, so to speak. Normal service will resume as soon as possible.
In the meantime you may enjoy these posts by fellow bloggers which I've enjoyed reading this week.