Friday, May 21, 2010

Checking In

Well, hasn't it been quite a few days since I last checked in? I'll blame in mostly on my cold. It's rather beastly to get such a humdinger in this lovely spring weather but it happens. Last Sunday, I had such a good day with lots of garden work and other things being checked off my list. I was feeling great, which was especially odd after writing that post about being a low energy sort of guy. I thought: "How ridiculous," as I felt great and raring to go." But whilst sitting at my computer that night I noticed that I was developing a sore throat and was beginning to feel drained. Since then, I have got through umpteen boxes of tissues and several miserable days.

I don't have much to say but must apologize and set the record straight about the number of years we have been married. When I chose to frame it as beginning our 42nd year, I'm afraid that I threw you all off. Last Monday was our 41st anniversary, which began our 42nd year, but I admit that's an unusual way of putting it.

With both of us being sick and having to babysit that day and all subsequent days this week, we didn't do anything special aside from going out for dinner. However, this is a long weekend in Canada as we celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday. Bless her for that. We have long called it the May 24th weekend although it doesn't often occur on that but this year, Monday is the 24th. Kids have adapted that and call it May 2-4 weekend as they often party and open their cases of 24 brews. They think they invented the term, but they only really adapted and massaged it a little.

Regardless, we plan to do something a little different this weekend and hope that the weather will cooperate. It won't be anything as fancy as going away to a Quebec Inn as it was last year, but it will at least be a day trip (knock on wood). May our fine weather will continue as his is the traditional weekend to plant gardens and our impatiens have been purchased and are ready to go in the ground.

Have a good weekend. Hopefully, we'll have some pics and anecdotes to share next week.

10 comments:

Donna said...

Goodness...Bless y'alls hearts! Can't seem to catch a break lately on illnesses!
Hope you get plenty of rest this weekend!!!
hughugs

Bernie said...

So glad you both are feeling better, wishing you a wonderful weekend full of many great surprises, be well my friend..Hugs

Kila said...

I think of time/years the same as you do with the anniversary.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Mara said...

Hope you will recover quickly. Enjoy your 24 brews and of course your day out!

Anvilcloud said...

No no no: not 24 brews for me. It's a kids' saying. 24 would last me the year. :)

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Take care of yourself and try to stay out of the chilly air. This hot, then cold, then rain, then colder sort of weather makes people catch colds, I'm convinced of it. "Barometer Virus" or something.

Diana said...

Kinda funny AC as I always think of our anniversary the same way. We have been married 20 years and are in our 21st! Either way it's a wonderful milestone and I do hope you and Cuppa get to celebrate a bit. Also hoping your cold continues to go away!
Love Di ♥

Queenmothermamaw said...

Bad weather bad cold. Been raining here for 2 weeks. We are just mildewing.Want to plant some flowers but too chilly and nasty to go out to buy them. Hope you feel better for your fun weekend.
QMM

Garnetrose said...

I hope you are feeling better and out and about soon.

Barry said...

Hope they share those 24's with you and you get to feeling better soon.