Monday, February 11, 2013

Going viral

Thank you for all your well wishes after my last post.  Yesterday I was talking to a neighbor friend who is an RN at the local hospital.  She seems to think what I have is norovirus, not rotovirus like I had mentioned.  Not that the name matters, same yucky symptoms just by a different name.  Apparently it’s running rampant in this area, so much so that several schools have closed.  It should only last 24 to 48 hours.  I must be an overachiever since I had it for four days.  If only the seven pounds I lost would stay away!

I suppose I could look on the bright side.  Since I couldn’t be too far away from the “facilities” I had a chance to get a few things knocked off my “to do” list when I was feeling up to it.

One of my house plants, a Swedish Ivy, had gotten crazy big.  I bought a new, larger pot for it a few weeks ago and I finally made the switch.  If you’re one of those people that has a brown thumb, get one of these plants.   They grow like weeds even with the most minimal of care.

I finally watched Casablanca.  It has been driving my BIL bonkers that I have never seen that movie.  It is one of his favorites and one he considers a standard setter.   He’s in the business so I guess he would know.    I’ve had it from the library for a couple of weeks so when I was feeling a bit punk yesterday afternoon I slipped it in the DVD player.  It was funny knowing so many of the lines from the movie having never seen it before. 

I don’t know the last time, if ever, I backed up my laptop.  With all the pictures we take, the hard drive was full.  I was frequently getting error messages telling me that files could not be saved.  So, new external drive in hand, it is now backed up, cleaned up, and a bit more spacious.  And since I was fiddling with the computer, I installed tax software and got ‘em done.  Yeah me!

I picked up a book that’s been sitting on my shelf for a while now, Confessions of an Ex-Feminist by Lorraine V. Murray.  I’m wishing I would have started it sooner.  She is an excellent writer with an engrossing story to tell.  When I finish, I’ll write more about it.  It would make good Lenten reading for anyone looking for something.

Hmm?  Maybe I should get sick more often.

Nah, not worth it.



  1. As much as I don't like my job...I'd rather go to work than have what you have. I hope that virus stays away from here. eeek

  2. Sorry I missed your viral post- I dropped off the blogosphere for a few weeks. Glad you are better and were able to putz and get some things done. I've had norovirus and so has my hubs- NASTY! Glad you are better, Donna!