Sunday, December 11, 2011


Karma quickly became used to the bed on the chair. ;)
Out like a light. No more evil eye.
She's not the only one who's been sleeping.
I finally collapsed and slept ten hours...and only up twice, believe it or not. But I woke up with a stuffed up head, burning eyes, sneezing fits, headache, runny nose, and...well, I already ache all over all the time, so I'm not sure if that is any worse or not--LOL! I thought maybe it was kind of coming on yesterday, but all doubt is erased today. A winter cold has captured me...for now.
You know I'm not feeling well when I don't answer your comments individually. Sorry. But I think you know that each and every one is appreciated greatly. :)
Yesterday a handmade Christmas card...
...and presents (for me and for Karma) arrived in a package from England!! Thanks so much Tori, Kelly, and Kero!! :):) I will try my best to leave them alone so I have something to open on Christmas. ;)
Excuse the dirty, rain splattered window and screen on the porch door. Was 45 degrees today! Karma wanted to spend some time watching the screen wave on the if it was warm enough for bug watching. No bugs, Karma.
So warm she didn't even beg for an ice cube when she came in--LOL!
Well, I am generally miserable. Karma is curled up with me on my chair. I thought I was going to get to the Circle Letter this weekend. Sorry, Circle Letter ladies. :( But I will as soon as I feel a little better. Don't want to cover it with cold germs, anyways.
I'll see you when I feel better.
Still smiling. :):)
Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, "Grow, grow".
The Talmud


TexWisGirl said...

well, glad you got some sleep, but obviously the cold got ahold of you first! sorry! get to feeling better!

Gwen said...

Hope you are better soon. What you have got does not sound like much fun..

Gwen said...

Are you going to open the pressies now or wait until the big day?

Dee Ready said...

Dear Rita,
I'm sorry to learn that you have that dreaded and dratted common cold, which travels around the world from place to place leaving behind its sneezes and runny noses. I do so hope that the symptoms won't persist long.

Take care of yourself.


laurak@forestwalkart said...

so glad you finally...passed out...and slept...but sorry to hear the reason for all that sleeplessness and then a deep that you're sick!! :(

no need to answer back...sending healing thoughts. ginger tea with lemon!! relax. :)

HI Karma!!

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

Get feeling better. I'm thinking of you today.

Serena said...

Sorry to hear you're sick with a winter cold, Rita. I'm sorry I haven't been by to visit but I've been off colour myself the past week or so and still not 100%. I'll be glad when my problem is finally sorted out with a hysterectomy.

What a lovely treat from Tori, Kelly and Kero! Very thoughtful ~

Have a lovely evening,
Serena xo

That corgi :) said...

Hope you feel better soon; nothing worse than a winter cold! But glad you got that long amount of sleep!


ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Feel better ~ glad you got some sleep ~ A remedy that has worked for me in the past with 'colds' ~ Hot water, tsp of lemon juice, minced garlic, honey tsp or more to tast) ~ drink frequently until it flushes through your system ~ Medically ~ Muscinex seems to be what the Dr recommends of late and works well. ~ Karma is a gem ~ love her and you too! ~ namaste, Carol ^_^

mygardenblue said...

Hope you feel better soon. I'm sick too :O( Good thing we both have a sweet pet to snuggle with. Give Karma an ear rub for me.

DJan said...

So glad you got some sleep. And Karma, don't you wish you could sleep like her? It's amazing. Feel better soon, and don't worry about answering or commenting... when you are up and about will be soon enough! :-)

AliceKay said...

That was sweet of Tori to send you that handmade card along with the presents for you and Karma. She's a special friend.

Sorry to hear you have a winter cold. I prescribe lots of chicken soup and plenty of rest. ;)

I've been trying to fight off a cold for a couple of weeks now. Customers have been coughing at me and giving me their germ covered money, checks and credit cards. :\

I'm sure your Circle Letter Ladies will understand. Hope you get the rest you need so you'll feel better soon.

Beth said...

Bless you Rita. I hope your cold is of a short duration.

Get as much rest as you can!!


Desiree said...

I am sorry to hear you've picked up a nasty viral infection. That's just not fair! The best remedy is to rest up as much as you can. Better hide those presents from Karma. Big hug and get better soon! X

Cowgirl Red said...

Rita, I hope this finds you feeling better soon!!!! xoxo Terah

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh no!!! That is so positively unfair!!! I hope you can take some Dayquil/Nyquil and knock this thing out quickly! Hugs!!!

Snuggling up with Karma has to help some, right?? Lucky for her!

Furry Bottoms said...

Oh Rita, the winter cold is miserable! I can feel one coming over on me, but I am fighting it as hard as I can! That was so nice of Toriz to send you presents! I really hope you get over this cold fast and that you're feeling lots better already.

Intense Guy said...

Tori is such a thoughtful person!

I hope you feel much better soon - and can even enjoy more evil/stink eyes from Karma...

(hint - time to move something else on her!)

Toriz said...

Sorry to hear you're sick, but glad to hear the package arrived safely.

Now to see if you can make it to Christmas Day before opening the presents... *Grins* (Good thing is, you only have 13 more days to wait).

rajns (carolyn) said...

Hope you feel better! That cold should have been more thoughtful and left you alone!

Aliene said...

Rita, I got your Christmas Card yesterday. Thanks so much!
Sorry you are not feeling well. I have the "no sleep" problem. It is the most miserable to me. Hope you feel better soon. Blessings and prayers.

Flat Creek Farm said...

What a lovely, sunshine-y post, and you weren't even feeling well!! You do inspire me, you know. I'm so glad you got a good long sleep, and I hope you feel better soon!! Sending feel better wishes... Tammy & all the Gang at Flat Creek Farm

Far Side of Fifty said...

Sorry to hear you are sick..I hope you get better soon. Take good care of you! :)

tammy vitale said...

I love that Talmud quote - it is sooooo evocative! Hubby has been all stuffed up ever since he got his flu shot - including a nasty round of gout. A girlfriend was in bed for a week after her flu shot. Did you get a flu shot? I didn't - more out of lazy than making a statement. Hope you feel better. Rough not feeling good really saps everything. But sleeping is good so do more of that!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

so hope the dreaded cold has left quickly... nothing worse than feeling miserable and full of cold so I hope that Karma has taken good care of you...xx

Rita said...

Hi Everybody!!
I am just going to say thank you for all the well wishes. That so many of you stopped and took the time...well, it really touches me, you know? More than I can say. *blushes*

I "think" I am over the hump and on the mend now today. I washed some clothes and have been working on the Circle Letter a little...and survived the activity--LOL! Off to bed soon (Weds)...thank you from the bottom of my heart to each and every one of you!! :):)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Hugs to you Rita!!!! Take it easy and try not to overdue it!