Weather was quite nice but now turning cold and wet. Still not too cool but tomorrow will be 20’ cooler than today. We have light rain now and hopefully will last through the nite and part of tomorrow. Hopefully.
I got sick on monday evening. Started with a very sore throat. Tuesday saw a runny nose that got worse as the day went on and then I started coughing. Slept most of tuesday but then I did not sleep that nite. I swear I was awake until at least 5am. Wednesday I felt surprisingly well for being sick and no sleep. Bought lots of cold drugs and those helped. Wednesday nite I slept like a baby!! Thanks to several meds. And I went to bed 2 hours earlier than usual. I am still coughing and very tired. But I will survive.
After we ate I went to the Red Barn to say goodbye to Oliver, our artist. I will truly miss him!!! We had some great talks. Wish he lived closer. Hard to meet someone you could be friends with but they live far away.
Thursday was Thanksgiving. The days of great family get-togethers are long gone for me. So, Willie, Jay, and I go to the community dinner put on by my cousin and her husband. This year my friends Beth and Gary joined us. The food was awesome. They fix well over 100 turkeys and will not take a penny from anyone. Good people. We had turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, corn, potatiskorv, Swedish rye bread, Swedish tea ring, pies and cookies. I was stuffed.
I was quite proud of me. I never shed one tear over Thanksgiving this year. First year that John was not with us to eat. I missed him but I did not cry. Thought of him a lot. Someone that used to be a very close friend this week pretty much told me to go to hell. And so I shall. Will leave her alone. And finally, we were totally left out of something rather special. I have nothing more to say. Nothing to do but bite my lip and smile and accept. My brother is quite wise. He told me to grateful for what I do have and not to worry about what should be and is not. But there were many people who lifted my spirits this week and who I am so grateful for.
Today I napped. Sort of my whole day until I feel good again.
वर्षा, बारिश, आज आया. हीट गुंबद दूर जा सकते हैं.
***See my day in photos here.***