Monday, 18 January 2016

In sickness and in health

We really have had a amazing start to the year, an amazingly sickly start to the year.


Saturday morning I was feeling half human, and was awake early, so headed out to watch the sky change.
It was all down hill from there though, I probably shouldn't have gone out at all but I'm sure the fresh air was good for me.


Mr Sparky, the poor fellow is now up to his third weekend under the weather. He even had to take time off work last week, and before we all start shouting 'man cold', it certainly wasn't one. I know because I was next in the firing line. It is always good to get the reassurance that we can deal with each other in sickness as well as health. Handy that.


I was feeling blah for a lot of the week but Friday I was the horrible coughing, spluttering, blocked sinus with whole head headache, queasy, temperature ridden mess. I didn't get it as bad as Mr Sparky but I think he took it one further by developing bronchitis or something.


I tried begging off work sick but that didn't go down well. I lasted half of my shift and then shifted myself home. I should have stood up for myself a bit more in that case.


Now it is Monday and we are both feeling better but not 100% and I'm off to work tonight, something I might regret.


Hopefully this means we've got the sickness for the year out of the way and can continue on in a healthy form.


In exciting news, family have booked in a visit in a couple of months. Yay!


I am wishing I could be thinking of heading south for a visit soon but I haven't planned anything and my lack of other job means things don't look good for it.


I was pretty happy to have managed a sunrise. They seem to be far too early at the moment. Maybe I am just far too lazy at the moment.

Scaley-breasted lorikeet

We were talking about how long the days seem at the moment over dinner last night. This was when it was still a bit light at 7:15pm.


Obviously our heads are still stuck back in the shorter part of the year.


I am looking forward to trying to get out of a morning a bit more. I better get my morning person on. That way I can greet the morning with with energy like these pretty fellows.

 



So, I hope the beginning of your year has been healthier than ours.
Are you an easy sick person or a hard one?
 Do you enjoy greeting the morning?
I really do, especially at this time of year when it is the coolest part of the day.


Grab button for one mother hen

I Must Confess
 

13 comments:

  1. Your pictures are gorgeous. I'm not a morning person at all and I'm a terrible sick person lol. I hope you are feeling better soon.

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    1. Thank you. I'm not too bad a sick person, mostly just sucking it up and living with it. Luckily Mr Sparky is mostly like that too.

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  2. What lovely visuals to accompany as not so lovely post. Gee I do hope things pick up health wise too! Denyse

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    1. Thank you! You are right, not such a lovely post topic, a bit of grit. Thanks for coming by.

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  3. It's always worth getting up to experience the sunrise and to capture some of it's brilliance. But it's so hard to get the motivation to do so, even when you're feeling well. I hope you are now both well on the way to recovery!

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    1. It is always worth getting up for sunrise, I've just managed to be asleep during them for a while now. It is my favourite part of the day. Getting there on the illness front but still feeling blah.

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  4. What gorgeous captures. So sorry that you are sick and forced to work.

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    1. Thank you. Here is hoping I get well soon.

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  5. What a cheeky lorikeet! Being sick sucks. One of the benefits of working from home is that I'm not exposed to all the germs that are out there, so I don't often get sick (touch wood).

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    1. You are right, being sick is never fun. I'm lucky enough to be one of those people who doesn't tend to get sick, having not had a sick day in well over a year and those before it weren't for illness but procedures.

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  6. I can imagine that cold, it sounds like the last one we all had. It was horrible and definitely not the man flu (I think I had the worst). I do sick better than the man in the house though, you'd think he was dying. I have to get better lens so I can take awesome photos of birds in the trees. Love that first photo of the lorikeet :)

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  7. I have not started this year out well. I certainly hope that you are seeing improvement. The sky always fascinates me, always spectacular, always changing. And then those birds. Very grateful for in sickness and in health!

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  8. I hope your week has improved. I am a morning person but through necessity rather than choice! I embrace its beauty but my bed has a strong hold over me :)

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