And I can only chalk it up to being sick. On Sunday September 16th, I drove our brand new to us SUV to Raleigh to see some of my friends. It was raining and chilly. I knew I'd catch a cold but I threw caution to the wind and played anyway. Alas, you play, you gotta pay. And that is exactly what I've been doing ever since. It began as a cold and quickly morphed into bronchitis. I've had no energy, congested and runny nose, a temperature of over 100* for most of the week, sore muscles from coughing and the worst part is NO VOICE!
It's been nearly impossible to sit up for any length of time without my head feeling like it's going to explode, but laying down brings on the coughing so, I've *propped* myself up with pillows and slept more than I thought possible. BTW, I dislike my bed right now, I'm sore from spending so much time in it and where I used to be in love with the damn thing, I now want to toss it out the door.
I haven't been able to take care of Ravyn, and that bothers me too. But the poor baby has her own health issues with her allergies and needing to use an inhaler twice a day and take liquid Zyrtec on top of that, I just didn't want to run the risk of her catching my yuckies as well. Yet one more thing that has made this week so quiet.
I have however managed to finish the class I was in the middle of, and now I have a week off before I begin the next one. We have been without cable for a little over a week, we are changing providers and couldn't get the new service connected until tomorrow. So it's been overly quiet, which has bored Jimmy to DEATH while he's been home this weekend, but he's going back out tomorrow...just in time for the new install, LOL!!
Next week on Monday starts the Kick Off for Samhain's Sirens and the big blog and give away party. There is a button over there in my side columns >>>> You probably ought to click on it and follow the blog and the FB page and Twitter because there is going to be some FREAKIN AWESOME blog entries and Give Away's that you aren't going to want to miss out on. This event runs the entire month of October with the grand finale give away on November 2nd. So you will have plenty of time to enter not only the daily give a ways but the big final prize too.
I've also signed up to participate in NaBloWriMo for the month of October, I'll be writing and posting an entry each day for the entire month. Yes, I'm going to be EXTREMELY busy next month...and I LOVE having been invited to be a part of so many things.
In the midst of all this excitement, I'm also getting ready for a HUGE Thanksgiving dinner and celebration here in the Lair. If everything works out we should have about 12 people for dinner. I am SO excited!! And before anyone gets their panties in a bunch, WE do not celebrate Thanksgiving as the traditional Muggle holiday. Our Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and celebrating life.
So there you have the Reader's Digest of what's been going on here in the Sand Hills. Anndd... I was just invited by my Granddaughter Alanna and Daughter in Law to help manage a new page over on Facebook. Alanna is speaking out against bullying... GO Rockie!! (Alanna's nick name from me, LOL).