Monday, January 21, 2013


These were taken out at the strip pits on Wednesday of last week...a juvenile bald eagle.  He was a ways away most of the time, soaring around in circles.  Then he decided to leave and head back the way I had just come.  No more circling...just gone.

I don't know about where you are, but here in west Central Indiana, it is COLD.  The temperature sits at 12ºF right now...and feels like -2º with the windchill.  I want one more good snow...at a time when I can be out in it and take some pictures.  Other than that, I am ready for spring, ready to sit on the porch and read, or have breakfast....ready to be outside in shirtsleeves and be warm.

But for right now, am thankful to be relatively healthy....I am still not going to go into too many details, but will say that Sarah ended up in the hospital....thank God her sister was there with her.  Her hubby was at work...before we got over there, Lorelei started throwing up.  She had the flu.  That was a Friday.  By Saturday evening her dad was not feeling too good...Sunday I was hit with it...oldest daughter had to leave Sunday afternoon.

Roger took her to see Sarah one more time before she left.  They got there and Sarah had been released...so she went with them to the airport.  I had stayed home with Lorelei, and was feeling worse by the minute.  Jeremy was feeling horrible.  So, in comes Sarah and Roger...both feeling okay at that time.

Before Roger went to bed, he was sick and vomiting, and I am still sick...we go to bed and I get up in the night to go to the potty.  I pass out...and before I can get my wits about me enough to get up...I am sick.  But after that, I feel some better...get everything cleaned up.  At this point, Sarah has not had it and I just didn't want her touching anything.

We all get back to bed, and get up Monday and I decide to try to get us home.  Roger still doesn't feel like driving but seems to have stopped vomiting.   So, you are thinking that is the end of the tale...no.  I get home and get a cold on top of the flu.   Roger feels much better the next day, and thinks he is over it.  He has two or three good days, then gets the bad cold.

 And let me add, that Sarah did not escape the flu....and by the time her sister got back to the west coast, she was sick all night, and part of the next day. 

I drove us home on January 7th, and did not get out of the house till January 16th, and I still get weary so easy.  So, I am hoping to blog at least weekly...hoping we have seen the worst.

11 comments:

Ginny said...

Oh my gosh, this is all just too horrible!!! I am SO glad you all survived it! The flu is an epidemic around here, and it is really bad, the hospitals are overflowing. YES, we are going to be in the teens tonight, too! I am with YOU. I want SPRING!!!

Montanagirl said...

So glad you survived all the sickness! I hope we escape the flu. I've heard it's horrible this year.

Betsy Adams said...

WELL---it's supposed to go down to 12 degrees here tonight --with a wind chill below zero.. I dread getting up early and going outside to put up my bird feeders in the morning. BUT--those poor little birdies need their food....

Bless your hearts.. So sorry that all of you all had that stinkin' flu... Take care of yourself...

Hugs,
Betsy

Carletta said...

Oh my gosh Rose! When I didn't see you at first on Barn Charm I thought I should send you a note. It was good seeing you back.
You've had some bad times. Cindy and Lily were sick at Christmas. Lily had the flu. I'm thankful the rest of us didn't get it.
Hoping you all can back on a good health track soon.

Sandra said...

this flu is really kicking the butts of most of the people in the USA... what a horror story... so sorry you were all so sick and then got the cold... your whole family, you poor girl.... hope this was the last of it for all of you.

don said...

I'm sorry to hear that you've had more than your share of flu and colds. I've been spared so far, but you never know when it might strike. I'm glad you're past the worst of it. Take it easy and only blot if you really feel up to it. All the best.....

Mary said...

Nice eagle shots! I'm glad you are all healthy again. This flu sounds like a real bad one.

Judy said...

Great eagle shot! I'm so sorry you all were so sick. We've been pretty lucky we haven't been sick with it.

Ellie said...

Oh dear it sounds as if you have all had a horrible time. You poor things! Good to hear you are all starting to recover. There certainly seems to have been a fair amount of bugs and germs flying around. Keep well!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

This will be a January you'll be glad to say goodbye to! How awful that ALL of you were sick! I hope you get your energy back soon and can get back to quilting, telling us about Lorelei and taking photos.

Maple Lane said...

Hopefully, you are all on the mend now. Sorry to hear about everything.

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