Just a Quick Update…

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I am sure at least some of you may have noticed things went quiet over here for a while.  I’d love to say I was on vacation, soaking in the sun on some remote beach somewhere exotic.  Ahh, the ability to dream!

 

In all actuality, as soon as the season crawled in, we all were hit with the flu… and hit bad.  Well, I guess I should feel fortunate that my husband and the older two did not get sick… but the younger two kept me so busy it was difficult to notice my fortune 🙂   I should count myself lucky, as the kids rarely get sick often.  It is a one blessing of homeschooling that am thankful for.  The hard thing is though, that whenever the younger two get sick, they always seem to thrive on sharing it with everyone else!

 

My little guy got sick first and continued to hack and cough on everyone, especially me.  My next oldest was next and she continued the trend.  What made it worse was that the younger two are rather particular when it comes to having fevers.  They almost always feel nauseous and if you don’t get there in time with something to reduce the fever, they will get sick.  I spent a week with one, taking care of them most of the day, and then the other.  All the while, I could feel my body fighting to keep from getting sick.  I tried to get enough sleep, but I would often wake up to check up on them.

 

It was two weeks after they started getting sick (but were sadly still coughing all over) that I finally had my turn.  You know how it is… you can’t exactly stop doing your job.  You still do, but you feel horrible.  I was not dying… but every day I would wake up and say “when is this thing finally going to go away?”  I seriously was sick for two weeks and even later I still had some moments of coughing.  What makes it worse (in case you did not know) I have sensitivity to several foods, which makes it almost impossible to take medicines, which often contain them.  I was fortunate that I finally found some that I was able to take that were all natural, without containing any of those foods.

 

Fortunately, this week I started to feel better, but I still did not crawl out into “the public eye.”  I seriously was eager to exercise… as that entire time I was either too busy taking care of the kids to do so or I was too sick.  I seriously did not even write in that entire time, so you know I am not kidding.  Rarely does anything come in between me and writing!

 

So there you have it, my short story… made long, about why I’ve been away.  I have missed all of you, in case you did not notice.  I have missed reading and saying hello in passing.  I have missed being challenged to write and having the opportunity to go out and explore the beauty out there in the world.  So today I am deeply grateful for the opportunity, not only to say hello to you, but to also have a moment to tell you how thankful I am to know you.

 

You have been missed.

 

(c) Sumyanna 2017

Adorable image courtesy of Pixabay.com

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. I’ve been there and I’m glad you got over the hump! It’s the worst when it just won’t quit!! Glad you’re back😊

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  2. leigha66 says:

    My boyfriend is getting over it and I am just starting it. I did get a flu shot though so I am hoping it will not hit me as hard. Glad you are on the mend and back to writing again.

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  3. Glad things are looking up. I’ve been working a lot, my part-time job hasn’t been so part-time lately, so I haven’t been keeping up with my reading. I figured it was just me!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Me too… it wasn’t easy. I am thankful to finally not be coughing! Wow… you sound rather busy. Are you still getting in some time to take pictures or relax? Ahhh, I have missed your beautiful views!

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  4. Pete Hillman says:

    It is good you are getting betterm Sumyanna. Wishing you all the best.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you Pete. I have missed your photography!

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      1. Pete Hillman says:

        Thank you, and it is lovely to ahve you back!

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        1. Sumyanna says:

          So sorry Pete! I go away… I come back… I go away… I come back… It’s been a rough ending to the year. I got sick and then we decided to work hard to have a longer vacation. Had to work much harder than normal. Went on vacation for 3 weeks and then returned to get sick again for 2 weeks. I know for me it seems like forever! So sorry!

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  5. I have noticed that you were not writing, Sumyanna. I missed your posts. I am sorry that you and your family have been so ill. I know all about that. Glad you are now recovered. I thought you absence might have had something to do with the Thanksgiving holiday actually. Lots of bloggers seem to take a break now.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      No worries Robbie. It is good to be back though. How is the weather over there? I’m assuming it is warmer now? Your more active season is when I am hiding indoors from the cold. I am trying to change that… but haven’t really found the love of cold yet 🙂

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      1. It has been hot here, Sumyanna, although this weekend has been cooler with lots of rain. I am not complaining as we really need the rain.

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  6. Im beyond delighted your back, and hopefully feeling my improved! We’ve missed you. I know I certainly have!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thanks Phyllis… and I do hope your granddaughter starts to feel better. I have missed you equally as much. Your presence always gives me a huge smile 🙂

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      1. Awe, that is indeed music to my ears and very sweet as well. I have a lump in my throat. Cough cough, perhaps it’s remnants of the flu, or not! wink wink

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Hello my darling sis. So long since we have spoken.
    I know what you are saying. One year both my little ones and grown up stepdaughter all got chickenpox at the same time!! Definitely 2 weeks of he’ll. At least my kids weren’t babies….that would have sent me running for a spa resort to recover. I was so glad I was immune. Love and hugs. Trisn

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Hey sweetheart! My, have I missed you. I haven’t been able to comment on any of your posts, comments are disabled or something like that. So good to see you!!!

      Wow.. all at the same time! What’s funny is that it hit me at the age of 13 and my father had never had it, so it hit him hardest. It’s not easy at all! I had my bags packed and ready… but they would not let me leave. They said something about needing me 🙂 So glad you were too! Sending ALL MY LOVE.

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  8. Serendipitous Web Life. : ) says:

    I am glad it is getting better. : ). Nice to see you back.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you. Me too. It was rough, but I’m glad it is now behind us. I just feel bad for anyone that gets it later in the season. It was not easy at all!

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