Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Impatient Patient

A brighter day today, than it's been for a while. I'm not just talking about the weather, but the fact that I'm finally starting to feel a bit better.

I have to admit I've been feeling a bit sorry for myself lately. My slipped disc has been stubbornly painful and my cold improved for a day or two only to get worse than ever over the weekend. I spent most of yesterday lying down, but I think that may have helped, as I felt rather better this morning. Yay! So today I'm up to blogging, and I'm sharing some of my Get Well cards from my ever-increasing vintage card collection.
Many thanks for all your kind comments and get-well wishes on my previous posts. I've been a pretty miserable, moany invalid this last week. I can be stoical for a day or two, but a longer illness makes me feel "It's just not fair!". Of course, my slipped disc is my own fault for not keeping fit enough, so I shouldn't complain. But I will anyway.

I decided last night that my cold was probably flu. If it lasts longer than a week, it's got to be flu, right? And I think that gives me a right to be miserable and whiney, doesn't it? OK... possibly I was getting a bit carried away when I suggested to Mr Kitsch that I might be dying of consumption. I told him he should buy me camellias, so I could fade wistfully away on a chaise longue, like Greta Garbo in 'Camille'. He just muttered "Camellias, right." and carried on watching Midsomer Murders.
He's had a lot to put up with. Like my endless complaining about the cold. Over the weekend I was thinking of putting the heating on! It's supposed to be summer, isn't it? I didn't put the heating on, of course. I just can't bring myself to do it. There's no logical reason to it, but it's just very wrong, somehow.

The trouble is that our house gets very cold. It's often warmer outside than inside. The front of our house doesn't get any sunshine, and is always in the deepest shadow. Well, I say 'always', but I think on an early midsummer morning, it might just catch a ray or two. Like Stonehenge or a Mayan temple, I expect the alignment of the sun at dawn on the summer solstice will light up the whole house. Hmmm, I doubt I'll get up in time for that, though.
So a bit of sunshine today has been very welcome, and I even got out of the house (only Sainsbury's, but it's a start). Maybe I was literally 'under the weather'? Well, I'm very glad of a warmer, brighter day today. Let's hope it stays that way!


Jane Housham said...

No camellias from me either, sorry, but this instead...

Hope you're feeling better, and even better tomorrow.

Mary said...

I recently became a follower of your blog so first "Hey".

SO sorry you've been under the weather. I know the feeling. I've been sick since labor day weekend. I thought I was better and this morning I woke with a horrible cough- I found myself asking my dog " do you think I have the whooping cough?" I have a feeling I'll be sleeping in the recliner tonight.
Love your cute cards!
Well wishes being sent your way.

Aunty Bee said...

I love vintage cards and yours bring back such lovely memories of the 60's' Have to agree with your Mr K&C here as everyone knows not to disturb me during Midsomer Murders. I wish we could (Mr K&C and I) could talk about MM as we are on the last series with John Nettles and I unhappy with Barnaby's attitude to Jones, but I think the plot lines have got better.

BusyLizzie said...

Hi Elaine, so sorry to read that you have been under the weather, lets hope you are fighting fit again VERY soon! xx

TK said...

I hope you are applying liberal amounts of cake medicine. Trust me, I'm a doctor.

keshling said...

I LOVE the cards - so sweet! I know what you mean about being 'under the weather'....I'm not ill but feel blue. Must be the cold and rain this week.
Love your blog!

K xx

Unknown said...

Hello i have just popped over from Tickling Stripes. So sorry to hear you have been so poorly i hope you start to feel better real soon. Your cards are gorgeous and would look so lovely framed. You have a sweet blog. Take lots of care, dee x

Christine said...

Sorry to read about your back problems....but glad things are a ittle bit better now. x x