Monday, 24 January 2011
Feeling more 'normal' today
Yesterday was pretty much a non-event for me. I felt like death warmed up, running a temperature, glands up, joints aching, and a mouth like the sole of a Nagasaki bomb dodger's flip flop. I was asked "What are they like?", and by all accounts they are a bit like the bottom of a budgie's cage crossed with a Gorilla's armpit. I could have said like the inside of a Sumo wrestler's loin cloth, but I know a lot read this blog in the morning and I didn't want to spoil your breakfasts. The only place that we have been to contract something like that would have been the Doctor's waiting room. that's the problem with those types of places, they are always full of ill people. Living in a very small village we don't have a lot of daily contact with people, so maybe our immune systems are not as resistant as they used to be. Luckily on our last trip into town we stocked up with anti-biotics and Coldrex. I'm sure that with all of these tablets I will probably rattle when I walk. So yesterday was spent mutually nurse maiding each other, and making sure that we both drank plenty of fluids. We used to boil a kettle on top of the fire, but Net had the good idea about using the coffee maker down in the cellar, so now we can have convenient hot water at either end of the house. Just by luck I had done a big stock up with logs for the fires the previous day, so we were able to spend the day in the warm without having to venture outside apart from feeding the animals. Thank heavens for the internet, and laptops, as we didn't feel cut off from humanity, and with the laptops we could do it all from the comfort of our sickbed. I have managed to catch up on the football goings on and have chatted with some Bulgarian friends on facebook. Thanks Магдалена and Елена! :o) Магдалена has kindly offered to meet us next time that we are in Gabrovo, so that will give us something to look forward to when the weather improves.
I've just had a thought, something that I try not to make a habit of, if I don't fancy driving or the roads still look iffy, I might have to get the bus into town so that I can pay the internet bill, at least that will be later in the week. Somethings we can manage without, but as bad as it is, the internet isn't one of them!!
Well, I don't know about you all, but I feel the need for a coffee, so I had best end here. So until the next time take good care of yourselves, and remember coughs and sneezes spread diseases!!! :o)