So I have the flu. There are only three symptoms, they (Dr.) say, cough, fever and sore throat. Unlike the lottery, my chances were pretty darn good after entertaining people with germy children.

I’m not even checking the mail! OU Boy brought home masks that look like something out of an Avengers movie and I have lysoled the heck out of every surface! Really well. OU Boy thought he would hop back into bed this morning only to find his pillow damp from the can of Lysol I sprayed on it.

For about 30 minutes yesterday, I thought I felt better but then my body showed me it was not better. Fever, sore throat and coughing and I become Vivien Leigh draped over a chaise lounge telling anyone who will listen that I am dying and need more tea.. deep sigh.

This is my spot. I claimed it and all my germs are contained under this quilt my sister made for me. So far I have been downing the Bigelow Benefits Teas hourly. I made a green superfood smoothie, I’m mainlining Suja’s Lemon-Cayenne sugar-free juice hoping to kill the germs. And I read an entire book The Jane Austen Society, coming later this year.

For a lot of people, it is Ash Wednesday. I reminded OU Boy that mass is at 7 tonight and he said, “So which one of our pagan holidays have you appropriated now?” Me, ” Dude, I don’t know, just let them put ashes on your forehead and move on.” See, that is how sick I am. I did not dig into my vast bag of encyclopedia-like knowledge, I just said “whatever.”

Be Well. And for cripes sake, keep your sick kids home.

Love you!

xx P


  1. Take it easy and get well soon. Lots of tea!

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  2. Take care of yourself and I hope you feel beter soon.

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  3. Take good care of yourself Patty! Over here, if we get the flu, we will be on heightened alert because of our exposure to Covid19 and will need to be monitored and if not better by number of days for flu to abate, then we may be sent to be tested for Covid19 just to ensure we are safe!

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    1. I’m just not leaving my house! And I disinfected everything including the shower curtain!

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      1. Hydrate and take care with Vit C. 🤗🤗💕Rest well and good job disinfecting everything.

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  4. Kids are little petri dishes, incubating cooties like it’s going out of style

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    1. A cesspool of cooties. Nasty little suckers.

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  5. Aww Patty, I hope you feel better!! So good to connect with you again, and wishing you a speedy recovery. 🙂 A big hug from across the pond. Blessings, Debbie

    ps – I stopped commenting as much b/c I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging. Know that I always send you joy and loving, Patty.

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I’ve missed you!


  6. Hope you feel a bit better today. Wishing you a good and speedy recovery. XxX

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  7. Just seeing your post – hope by now you are completely recovered from your illness. ❤

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