Yes, it’s been far too long since my last post. I was derailed as a blogger over the past month or so by a trip to the States that included a writer’s retreat (time spent with amazing women, all of whom are writers I admire deeply, and a lot of work accomplished to boot; also, met my oh-so-smart, oh-so-savvy agent; she is a joy!), two weeks of vacation (where almost no writing was accomplished — other than three articles for an upcoming FACES issue on Brazil — but much relaxing and playing and lounging and eating and attempting to surf *was* accomplished. That surfing thing was a blast, even though I’m not quite the expert yet.
Once back in Brazil, we entered the sick bay and have each been through colds and such, the strangest of which was endured by my youngest, with fever, hives and seemingly uncontrollable swelling, especially in her face. Luckily, she had no problems breathing but it seemed like a classic allergic reaction, only we can’t figure it out. I managed to stay well through all the other sicknesses, until today when I am decidedly coughy, achy, sniffly and sneezy. I’d like to take some Nyquil and go back to bed, but it doesn’t look like that’s in the cards. It’s a back-to-work-week in many ways: back to a novel I’d like to finish, back to a house I’d like to organize (can you say simplify?), and back to a habit of daily exercise.
Okay, so maybe the exercise can wait till the achy-ness goes away.
14 thoughts on “Far Too Long”
Sounds like you’ve been having some fun! Well, except for the sicky stuff.
I have organizational stuff I need to do around here too. Blah.
I’ll come help you, if you’ll come help me. 😉
Hope you feel better soon. Nice to have you back :)!
Thanks! Good to be back. Any good chicken soup recipes? 🙂
Of course: http://jamarattigan.livejournal.com/60668.html. Scroll down for the recipe! (Now you need Colin Firth to prepare it for you.)
Yummmmmmmm. And yes, Colin Firth would be nice. I’ll see if my hubby is willing to stand in for him.
Sick Bay is no fun. Climb out as soon as you can.
Sick Bay is the pits. 😦
Your symptoms sounds like four of the seven dwarfs, you poor thing. Hope you’re all better soon.
Yep. I just feel like Grumpy though.
Sounds like your youngest might have had fifth disease. I had it as an adult and had the same swelling thing, only my hands were included as well as my face. It’s called that because it is the “fifth” childhood disease. Hope she and you feel better soon!
Nope, she’s already had fifth disease. It was more hive-like swelling but beyond even that. We’re stumped.
Aww, it’s nice to see your hot air balloon pop up too.
Feel better soon!!