Up for a moment
Wednesday November 07th 2012, 4:21 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

My profuse apologies to my brother-in-law for the exposure I didn’t know about.

He took the train down last night from San Francisco, where he’s staying for a conference, to visit with us last night. We had a good laugh, all of us, at Michelle’s declaration of No politics! Given that it was election night and we were all dying to know how it was coming–but there was a conscious decision all around to focus on the short time we had together.

He and my sister live in upper Manhattan, some of the lucky ones whose power stayed on last week.

Richard drove him to the train station with me tagging along, wanting all the Boyd time I could get but finding myself suddenly tired and not wanting to be behind the wheel.

An hour later I was running a fever.

I stuck it out through Obama’s speech last night but shouldn’t have–I was desperate to collapse in bed.

It is quarter after three in the afternoon and I’m finally up again. I’ve been offered by the doctor to go to Urgent Care to have IV fluids but I think I can get more down on my own now.

Okay, let me go check those returns. Did the California Propositions pass? Did Obama at long last win Ohio? I’m about to go find out.

And I saw my Cooper’s hawk soaring as I glanced up through the skylight, always a message of, I’ll be fine.

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You bet Obama won Ohio! There are many reasons to be up after this election. Not the least of which was the message both candidates gave in their speeches of the importance of bipartisanship. I hope someone was listening.

And I hope you stay up, and get well very quickly.

Comment by twinsetellen 11.07.12 @ 4:34 pm

Please don’t hesitate to get care…

Sending healthy and happy vibes your way!

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 11.07.12 @ 5:07 pm

Yay! You’re up! But take it slow and easy. I trust you’ll know if you’re getting dehydrated, but don’t tough it out too long. And, yes, last night was a great win!

Comment by DebbieR 11.07.12 @ 5:31 pm

Good to see your post. Was a little concerned when there wasn’t one earlier today. Hope you continue to have a quick recovery!

Comment by kmom 11.07.12 @ 7:35 pm

I am having serial colds this fall, a different one every week for three weeks (Mostly mild, thank goodness!)
Hope you are feeling better, my medicine soup ALWAYS helps me.
Chicken stock (we like Kitchen Basics) egg noodles, chicken and most importantly medicinal herbs and spices:
ginger, garlic, onion, thyme, parsley, turmeric and a splash of lemon at the end for those who can have it) More about the curative than the cuisine.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 11.08.12 @ 5:17 am

I was wondering why I hadn’t seen a new post. Hope you’re feeling better now.

Comment by Jody 11.08.12 @ 6:30 am

I hope you start feeling better, and soon.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 11.08.12 @ 8:32 am

so glad to see you back at the computer — sending you lots of positive energy!

I second Diana’s advice about the chicken soup — when we have colds we always whip up a batch!

we’re pretty happy with the results of the elections, now it remains to be seen if there will actually be some work done or just another version of obstructionism!

Comment by Bev 11.08.12 @ 10:27 am

It’s okay. He won. Now stay in bed. And drink liquids! (I vote for diluted lemonade. It is what I drink when I don’t feel well.)

Comment by afton 11.08.12 @ 6:37 pm

Hope you are feeling better. the chicken soup idea sounds tasty. No need to have germs for thanksgiving either. Get well and stay well. We shall await hawk updates.

Comment by Mickey 11.08.12 @ 9:23 pm

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