and all at once, summer collapsed into fall…

Just like that, it was cold. Meaning below 80 degrees. It feels sad pulling all of the summer flowers up and making way for the pansies and other winter plants. Just as some of my sweet potato vines and mint are going wild with the cooler weather, meaning below 100 degrees.

Some of our plants come inside during the ‘cold’ weather which means finding a place to stick them. So that is what we have been doing. Until yesterday, when those lingering effects of having had Covid came calling. On Thursday I had an espresso at breakfast which made me have super powers. I ran miles, I walked more miles, I did pilates and strength training. I forgot to eat and woke up Friday with a low-grade fever that just kept going higher along with the body aches and fatigue. I drank so much tea I considered just camping out in the bathroom. As hard as it was, I stayed on the sofa under my quilt whining while OU Boy brought me stuff.

So today I will be skipping the espresso and kindly filling my body with nutrient filled foods. I had maybe an hour of energy at 8 a.m. and by 9 a.m. I was back to being pitiful on the sofa. Only no OU Boy to bring me stuff. Luckily I am never without a book or 20, so I read one that was awful and am reading one now that is heartbreakingly good.

I haven’t turned on the television except to watch Ratched. Now that is one nurse that can take care of the orange man! Please let there be a Nurse Ratched at Walter Reed.

As for the rest of us, we will drink pumpkin spice everything and watch the dominoes fall in Washington. By the way, Silk now has a Pumpkin Spice Almond Milk Creamer. It is good.

xx P