Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Off-Topic Tuesday: June

June is here! I love the month of June. However for me, it was ushered in both pleasantly and unpleasantly. 

I had been unwell for several days, but I thought I was on the mend. I went to bed at a reasonable hour last night, and I was shocked to wake up before 2 a.m. I was cold and shivery, and it immediately hit me; I have a fever. D’oh!  I needed to use the bathroom and take some Tylenol for the fever, but I was so chilled and chattery that I just couldn’t get up the nerve to get out from under the covers.  So there I lay for an hour and a half, until finally, I got up the gumption to get out of bed and put on some warmer clothes. I took my temperature.  101.9. I was not happy, to say the least. I took Tylenol and an anti-nauseant, as I felt that I was extremely nauseous, and I used the bathroom.

I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to get back to sleep, but when I turned on the TV, I quickly realized that I did need to go back to bed, where I fell asleep for almost another two hours.

So it’s been another wasted day around here, with my fever going up and down according to my Tylenol level, and I feel very nauseous and ill.  I seem to be in that altered state that comes with fever and I don’t feel entirely lucid. Not an auspicious start to the month.

However I may be feeling though, June is certainly here in all of its splendour.  It thunderstormed in the night, but today has been beautiful, sunny and warm.  Although I’ve been too unwell to really get outside and enjoy it, it’s so lovely to see the June sun shining on the lush green leaves of the trees as they sway in the light breeze we have today.

Days like this take me back to childhood, and the promise of summer holidays just a few weeks away. Even now, all these years later, I still feel that elation that June brings with it. I imagine I’ll feel that way all of my life.

Today I’ll leave you with a recent photo of my dog Barclay. It’s a favourite photo of mine.  We’ve always suspected that something was up with him, but finally Barclay we caught in the act of being a secret agent, using his shoe-phone to report on the cat.  We blew his cover.

Thank you again to everyone who reads my words, and please know how much I appreciate it.


  1. I hope you can beat this fever soon. I love that photo, it does look like he's using a phone!

  2. Ah honey...I hate that you deal with the migraines as you do. I don't imagine this summer flu is even remotely restful on top of them. Do try to rest though, fluids you know, and of course, keep on with the Tylenol if it helps. But I hear the spirit in your words so I know you will be ok in a day or three. Hugs darlin'!


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