Thursday, 30 June 2022

Getting better slowly

 This bug or whatever it is seems to be on the way out, I would say I feel about 50% better, the scratchy throat and sore neck glands have gone.  I still feel like I could do with a whole week's worth of sleep in one go, but am not as totally knackered and achy as I was.  I think going upstairs to rest, read and nap has done me good, along with eating small healthy meals with plenty of veg and fresh fruit. 

HH, thank you for the mention of Vit D for the immune system, I'd forgotten about that.  We've taken D throughout the last 2 winters, but then stopped in spring when we were outside more.  I've started taking them again now though.  Thank you to all of you for your lovely comments, as always.

The weather has been so changeable over the past few days, one minute it's sunny, the next it's raining.  We had some thunder yesterday afternoon, although I didn't see any lightning.  It's hard to judge whether to put any washing out on the's bright sunshine at the moment, but apparently we could have thunderstorms again today.  I don't want to be dashing outside every half hour to bring the washing in, or put it back out again, so today's load will go on the airer upstairs in the front bedroom which gets all the sun.

Husband's been doing more cooking, to help me out - I have to tell him exactly what to do though.  He's doing tea tonight, a mushroom & cheese omelette with new potatoes and beans, nothing he can't easily cope with.  He's making another small raised bed in the back garden - why, I don't know, he's got 2 or 3 that aren't currently being used!  Still, it keeps him occupied....he's always happy when he's building something or other (and it means he's not indoors with the TV on!).  I just wish he would start and finish one job at a time, instead of doing little bits here and there like he always does, nothing ever gets finished that way.  He's got the attention span of a goldfish.

Looks like our neighbour's 70th birthday bbq on Saturday might be rained off, which I can't say I'm upset about.....there are several of his relatives and friends still coming, but we're not going if everyone's going to be inside - too much chance of catching (or spreading!) something.  With husband going to hospital on Monday for his minor foot op, we don't want to run the risk of him coming down with something.  I've kept my distance from him for the past week, so as to try and ensure I don't pass on whatever I've had to him.  It's worked so far, he's fine.


  1. Sooze I don’t know anyone mentioned Vit D and depression to you…..another reason to be taking it. Have a little look on line.

  2. Glad to hear that you are feeling better Sooze. We take vitamin D year round now after a few years of only taking it in the winter. Goodness knows what our ancestors did though and they survived just fine didn't they.

    1. But did they? No one talked about the mental health - physical health connection.

  3. Glad you're on the mend. Whatever that bug was, it's a strong one! I know what you mean about the washing and the weather. I put our bedding out the other day, of course it started to rain as I pegged the last thing out. So I brought it all in, put it on the airer upstairs, and the sun came out. Aaaaargh! I think I'd give the party a miss too. You're still not 100% and if everyone's inside, well, someone's bound to catch something! xx

  4. Good to hear you are feeling much better.

    I have a husband like that - starts something, rarely finishes. Sigh. It could be much worse, at least he is not in a pub or betting shop or goodness knows where 😜

  5. Yes, Vit D is recommended to be taken by anyone in our part of the globe. We just do not get enough sunshine to keep our bodies levels right. A week or so to get it back into your system at a good level and you should be feeling much better.


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