Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Just like a kid at Christmas

Excited, exhausted , and sick! 
So  I have  been  MIA   for the  past few  days,  not  just  from  my blog, but  from  reading others , from  FB and  from (gasp!!!) work! (I rarely  take  sick  days )  but I have  been  one sick  girl! ,Started on  the  weekend  with a  bit of a  cough that I did  not take  too  seriously till I woke up Monday  feeling  like I had  been  hit  by  a truck! Coughing, congested, and weak as a  kitten!Even  though it was  reasonably  warm  the cool  air  doing  chores had  me  convinced my  lungs  were  going to burst into flames . So I did  what  any marginally smart  gal  would  do ,  went  back to bed till  afternoon  chores and  took  the truck out to move  cows  in  the afternoon. And that my friends is pretty much  what I did  the last  3  days. Slept ,  drank  tea and  chicken  soup, and  did only what  was  necessary. Did  slip into town  to meet  Deb  for a  while on  Tues  to pack up  some  stuff at mom  and  dads  house , but I lasted less  than  2  hours  before  coming home and  back  to bed. (by the  way, thanks  Deb  for the  coffee and  donut  holes ).
Layed  low  again  today for  the  most part , and am  feeling  much  better, hoping to be  back  to work tomorrow.
Then  time to get  my end in  gear, I have  not  made  my whipped  shortbread,  nor have I made  cinnamon  buns for the  gang  at  work, and my Brother in law. No presents  wrapped ! Martin  will be home  Friday so I am OK  on  the wrapping  front ,to be honest he is way  better at it than I so I tend to make  a show of  having  tried, then let him  take over (hee hee).

I do have  some  posts  brewing  in my  mind  and I hope to be  more  present  here  in  the  next  while , but sometimes  a  girls  just  gotta  lay low!
Stay safe  and  warm  my  friends

13 comments:

Willow said...

Sending well wishes .
Take good care of your self , and get well soon.
Happy Holidays ,
Willow

Buttons said...

Oh take care of yourself the chores cannot wait but if you are like me they may take a little longer then a nice little nap after. Take care OK. Hug B

Shirley said...

Well it's good that you are getting this over before Christmas! Hope it doesn't last much longer.

Leah said...

Oh no get well - not a good time of the year to be sick (it is way to busy) Holidays are a coming!

Kate said...

Hope you feel better soon!

Cindy D. said...

Hope you feel better. Merry Christmas.

Crystal said...

Sucks being sick, I hope I never get that sick again. But what else to do but nap the day away getting better, I think you got it right. Get well soon !!

Laura said...

I hope you feel better soon!!! Being sick is no fun at all... Hopefully you are better by Xmas!

aurora said...

Take care of yourself & feel better!

C-ingspots said...

I'm sorry you've been sick Sherry. It's just awful because it seems like you not only feel horrible, but guilt has a way of washing over about not going to work, and doing everything that needs to be done every day. Bad deal. Your little kitty had me smiling, and I needed a reason to smile today. Thanks! Hope you're back in spades real soon.

cdncowgirl said...

I saw your FB posts about being sick and missing work so I KNEW you had gotten hit bad. Sure hope you're on the mend now!

Gotta say, somehow I'm not surprised Martin is the gift wrapper ;)

PS - I love shortbread! Any chance I could talk you into making a batch whenever I manage to come visit? Even if it's summer? lol

kestrel said...

Feel better soon girl.

kden said...

I hope by now you're feeling a little better. There has been some nasty stuff going around here I know. Merry Christmas to you ♥