Much better! 8-25-22

Just a quick note to thank you all for such wonderful good wishes! I am feeling much improved this morning but very weak so I will lay low today, drink my Gatorade, and nap. Maybe this afternoon I can run into the post office.

48 thoughts on “Much better! 8-25-22

  1. Frances E

    Don’t get too ambitious! Let your body recover
    In its own time (which is generally not our time).
    ❤️

  2. Glenda Fletcher

    Glad you are starting to feel better. Maybe a sewing day or at least lounging and looking at fabric or
    different patterns to try next.

  3. Pat Smith

    So glad you are better today. Sounds like you had the dreaded Norovirus that causes so many cruise ships such anguish. Laying low for a day sounds like a good idea, not that I think that’s easy for you!

  4. Joanne

    The post office will always be there. Take care of yourself! We all need you and your daily post of life on the farm

  5. Kathy in western NY

    Tomorrows another day to go to the PO. It’s better to give yourself rest rather than tell us what postage is needed on a book. We will always be here with our checkbooks! Your resistance is down with this bug so don’t get out too soon and leave yourself vulnerable for something more to catch. We want you well to tell us stories.

  6. Anne

    Thank you for letting us know you feel better. I pray that continues for you today. Hopefully this episode will soon be history. Take care…appreciate you and your sharing your many talents!

  7. MJ

    So glad you are feeling better! But, yes, don’t overdo. Maybe a good book is the order of the day. 🙂

  8. Sheila

    Glad you are feeling better!! Give yourself another day to recoup. Slow and steady wins the race.

    Sheila in MA

  9. Marilyn Cook

    Mary, be careful as that is how I began with COVID. Tested negative twice and my doctor said I needed to test again before he would give me something for a cough. And yes, it was positive!!

  10. Bobby sutton

    So glad you are feeling better. A couple of friends here have the sane symtons. Just very happy you did not have covid. Feel better, stay well.

  11. Montana Kathy

    So very glad and relieved to hear you’re doing better. And as everyone else has commented, don’t overdo it. The post office will be there tomorrow.

  12. Marsha from Kansas

    So glad to hear you are feeling better. A good book (which could be a quilt book(s) sounds like a good idea. Hopefully your snuggle buddy/buddies will keep you company.

  13. Chris in Alaska

    I was sorry to read how sick you felt , and also agree with the overwhelming consensus that you should rest today . Sending best wishes that you continue to feel better ❤️‍🩹

  14. Chris in NW PA

    Mary, Kathy in western NY said it best. You need to rest to gain strength.
    We want you to be strong. We can wait for the postage at the PO.
    Please take care.

  15. Mary M Rhodes

    Glad you on mends. Everything can wait. Except the animals. Rest and kept fluids agoing. You need get strength back.

  16. Sue H

    Good to hear you’re feeling better and having sense enough to continue resting. Chicken soup, plenty of fluids, and rest. Just what the doctor ordered! Hugs to you …. from a distance! Ha!

  17. Marsha Ransom

    That’s good news! Some of these bugs can be very debilitating! We don’t appreciate reasonable health until something like this knocks us down. Keep getting better!!

  18. Diane, Squeak, and Buddy in Centrla Ohio

    This is weird, but my husband had the same thing yesterday and this AM, but is feeling better now. It must be a flu? I am happy you are laying low. It will pass soon, I hope.

  19. Rita in Iowa

    Mary glad today is better. Take some time and let Rick wait on you, we don’t pamper ourselves enough.
    I had my second booster for COVID on Tuesday and had quite the headache on Wednesday. Didn’t sleep very well that night. Slept better last night but was awaken by heavy rain during the night. Received .6 inches.

  20. Betty Klosterman

    Here is a story that might give the rest of you a giggle! Twenty-seven years ago we sold our house to Bill and we moved across the street. I had tried to plant flowers back of that house but the soil wasn’t good. A friend introduced me to the Autumn Crocus, to which the common name is “Naked Lady.” The leaves come up in the spring in all their glory and then die down. In mid August with no leaves, the flower stalk comes straight up with the flower, hence the Naked Lady.
    Sunday evening I had finished watering and Bill was sitting outside so I decided this is “it.” We visited and I told him I had wondered if it was still growing and he said we’d better take a look! By golly, there she was. He was giggling and laughing. For 27 years he’s had a naked lady in his back yard and never new it. Some times we just never know what we have missed.
    That’s my story, about as exciting as my life gets, but that is alright. Take a few days to get your strength back. You don’t get over it that fast and you aren’t getting any younger either.
    Take care. Betty in Rapid City

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Betty – I love your naked lady story – how funny!! My exciting day was feeling well enough to mow – felt good to be back at work.

      1. Jeanie S, Central Illinois

        Betty,
        I love your funny posts, and my hubby likes them, too. You are so grounded and tell it like it is! We have naked ladies blooming under a large tree. 🤗

  21. Sue in Oregon

    Betty gives Very good advice. Take care of yourself so you don’t relapse. And, feel better soon.
    I like your naked lady story, Betty. I need to go out and look at mine. They are hidden now by the rhodies that have gotten so big, even though they get very tall.
    We just returned from a three-day trip up the coast. Very nice, but the bed was terrible. I will sleep well tonight in my own bed. Yah!!

  22. Kim from TN

    So glad to read that you are feeling better. Good idea to lay low, keep drinking and make sure you’re better before doing to much.

  23. Sue in Marion, Indiana

    Mary, you’re a maniac! (I’m guilty myself…as son as I start feeling better I want to DO stuff!). Let yourself rest another day or two. Read a good book, do handwork, watch Netflix & chill!

    Betty, I’ve always known those flowers as “naked ladies” too…the “nice” name is resurrection lily. It appears to die and comes back! I have a few and hope they survive as we’re getting a new fence put in, anddnI have stuff planted all around the inside…I dug some things up but way too much to dig up all of it. I was going to start over with some of those beds, anyway. We had the wind split a giant maple tree in our backyard in July…destroyed the deck, the yard’s a mess as branches gouged the soil. Took 2 weeks to get the tree removed so it killed a lot of grass. The rest of the tree is still standing, but it’s dangerous so we’ll be removing it. I hate to lose it…we’ll over 100 years old and our only backyard tree🥲

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sue – I also hate to think you’ll lose your wonderful old tree – I hate when big limbs come down because it’s just the beginning of the end.

    2. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sue in Marion – haha!!! I mowed today – I just have so much to do that I hate to waste a day and get so far behind.

  24. Beryl BC

    Sorry to hear you’ve been sick, and good to know you’re feeling better. The naked ladies in SW Ohio have pretty much finished blooming. Today, I noticed the sedum in bloom. We just noticed a volunteer trumpet vine in bloom. We will have to decide whether to let it be or pull it out. It is in the midst of a clematis and a decorative red variety of honeysuckle, all on the same trellis..

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Beryl BC – my trumpet vines have become nuisance plants – I wanted one so badly and now they’re growing everywhere – it’s feast or famine!

  25. Jo in Wyoming

    Good advice from all…take a few more days to be sure your health is in good order.
    Book orders can wait.
    Take care.

  26. Carolyn S Knott

    I just saw your post about your being sick. I hope today has been a better day for you. Wishing you well and a quick recovery. Carolyn K

  27. Joyce from NY

    Glad to hear your feeling better, but as everyone says, take at least one more day of rest.

  28. Sharon in Oswego, Illinois

    Hi there Mary,
    Glad to hear you are on the mend! I should learn from you. I usually don’t rest enough and then I am sick longer. So, on that note, don’t overdo!
    Feel better!

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