Tis the season…

December.  I had so much planned for this month.  It was the month I was going to ‘get on top of things’.  Get ahead with my blog that is.  I’d organised to ‘tick off’ my quite large blogging ‘To Do’ list, but then I realised Christmas is coming and takes over as priority, Santa’s on his way.  Someone told me it’s only a few weeks to go before those big black boots come down the chimney!  So, loving Christmas as I do and having not realised how near it was, a new ‘To Do’ list was written, a Christmas one.  I’ve planned, I’ve shopped, I’ve wrapped and I’ve put up the Christmas twinkly lights – the boat’s looking quite cosy I must say 🙂

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Twinkly lights and Christmas candles making the boat look cosy and Christmassy

Just a few more things to buy, food to plan and a few Christmas tipples to enjoy…This was all before last Monday and then….Wham… it came!

The yearly, dreaded Cold! It hit me last Monday morning, I woke with a sore throat and then Urgghhhh along followed the headache, the continuous runny and sore nose, the coughing – Oh the coughing! Ugghhh!  Then that was it – No energy at all this week, got nothing done! Could barely wipe my nose.  Didn’t feel like doing anything except feel sorry for myself.

‘It’s only a Cold’ I kept telling myself!  It’s nothing, get on with things!  There are people out there with Real illness’s.  I’m not the best at being poorly.  That seems a stupid thing to say I know, but I really don’t do, being ill, well.  I’m rubbish at it!  Some people they just accept it, they get a cold and make the most of it, they snuggle down on the settee with hot drinks, a duvet and watch movies.  I just get so annoyed! I get frustrated, I hate the thought that this stupid cold will stop me doing what I need to do.  I feel it’s just a waste of time.  I always make the mistake of trying to carry on as if there’s nothing wrong, but it’s the wrong thing to do because Where’s my Energy?!  What’s going on?  How does that happen?  How can your limbs just feel so heavy and not work as normal?  So I have a runny nose and a headache, but what’s with the no energy thing? urgghh!  Waste of time!  It wins, it beats me.  So I’ve lost a week! Got nothing done except been grumpy!

Anyway, here’s to all of you who’s been unfortunate enough to have fallen foul to this inevitable Winter cold and endured the runny nose, the red and sore nose, the coughing and achey limbs with no energy to do anything.  You’re excused from feeling sorry for yourself even if it’s just for the short period of time it takes hold.  Then when it thankfully leaves and goes elsewhere to some other poor soul, (let’s face it, we try not to, but this Cold thing is just like a big ‘pass it on’ thing) we can get back to getting on with things with plenty of Energy!  Yeahyyy! Off to the shopping mall to catch up with a few things and a cheeky little meal out 🙂

I’ve certainly not been Loving the fifty something this last week, but back to it now for the lead up to a fun filled Christmas 🙂  I’m sure I’ll get to the other few  ‘To Do’ lists in time 😉