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Emerging from hibernation

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Monday, January 28, 2013

I seem to have been asleep for most of January. Apart from occasional forays to the front door to let in gas engineers (RIP my boiler, it finally died completely on Thursday last), I seem to have spent the month having colds and sleeping them off.

This wasn't helped by the weather, of course. You saw my last blog? Well believe me the snow looked pretty for a day, after that I wanted to return it to the shop and get my money back. It's a bit overrated, snow. There's a limit to the number of photos of snowy trees any normal person is going to want to take in a day, and I reached mine by 11am on the day it snowed.

So I've had my head under the duvet with a vampire novel (look, you want intellectual, don't come here) wearing a onesie.



The photograph is of my legs in a onesie. I would take a pic of the whole thing, hanging from the back of a door, but I don't want you blaming me for your doctors' bills. I managed to stay warm and to sleep about 12 hours a night, esp this last weekend when I went down with another cold.

And today I went to the gym and put in ten minutes on the treadmill which is quite good considering on Thursday I thought they'd be sending a man in grey pinstripe trousers and a frock coat round to measure me up any minute. Long way to go for ten minutes' exercise you say? Well yes, but they have nice hot showers at the gym, which is more than I have at home right now.

And on the way back . . . well, it's an atmospheric sort of evening here in London. You've heard me before on the rushing sound of the wind in the trees, well this evening there was that and the bellringers in the local church having a practice. It's windy and the temperature's up to about 10C. It was good to be out in it, I can tell you. There was a bit of rain in the wind and it didn't bother me at all, and there's a smell out there that is promising spring just round the corner.

And I stayed on track today for the first time in a fortnight.

Bring it on!
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CATNCAG 9/14/2013 7:33AM

    Hey, u did great, considering you were sick!


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AZTLAN777 2/26/2013 8:19PM

    Awesome blogger you are! emoticon

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MAMAOWLS 2/8/2013 8:21PM

    I'm glad you are doing better. I'm emerging too but I was covered up with work. Finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

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PCASEY7 2/7/2013 11:57PM

    10 minutes is a great start when you've been hit by a number of colds...you've gotta start somewhere!

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GARDENQE2 2/5/2013 12:48PM

    I finally emerged from hibernation and read all your blogs since Christmas.
Winter seems longer every year!
Unfortunately, I spent most of January on Ebay. Better get back to the garden!!
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KWEEKWEK 2/3/2013 1:52PM

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NORTHERNFIRE 2/3/2013 5:23AM

    Here in the north the sun is peeking out once again and you have inspired me to get out and enjoy my own surroundings today. Thanks once again!

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LIBBYL1 2/3/2013 12:35AM

  your polka dotted onsie legs look very slim and sleek!

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CICELY360 2/2/2013 10:57AM

  good blog

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SINGLEGAL3 2/2/2013 9:54AM

    Get well soon!

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LISBETHSALANDER 2/2/2013 9:40AM

    Hopefully you're feeling better each day. There is nothing like a warm bed and a good book. You are courageous to get out in the weather and go to the gym. Spring is coming.

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 2/2/2013 8:59AM

    Feel better

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TEACHING1ST 2/2/2013 6:43AM

    Ten minutes when you feel bad is great----think of all the hours of walking you usually do! You're way ahead of the game, but don't worry over your health....stay warm and take care.

Happy weekend!

Mary

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SENIMMO 2/2/2013 1:25AM

    10 minutes when you haven't been feeling well is amazing! emoticon Good for you! Getting back on track is great too.

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SLIMLEAF 2/1/2013 5:39PM

    Sorry to hear you've been unwell.

But WELL DONE on tracking today and doing 10 minutes on the treadmill!

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NEEDBU66 1/31/2013 10:34AM

    I'd missed your posts. Half expected to see one of your snowy trees. Glad you're feeling better. Bummer about the boiler. We're the proud owners of a new furnace ourselves. It'll be the only new thing for a while, too, betcha.

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BMCKEOW1 1/31/2013 12:19AM

    Hey you got out that's the important part. Keep it up, you'll get back into it soon enough.

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DANAPRIME 1/30/2013 8:57PM

    Hope you feel better! Being sick makes it tough to stick with anything,

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IMAGINE46 1/30/2013 8:31PM

  Glad you're back. Hope you're feeling better.

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EXSSGIRL 1/30/2013 8:22PM

  Hope you feel better soon!

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PEGGYO 1/30/2013 2:14PM

    get well soon

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MILLIE5522 1/30/2013 1:31PM

    emoticon Have fun!

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PINKANGEL73 1/30/2013 8:00AM

    Bright pinky purple with spots - a girl after my own heart!! And I've been known to read the odd vampire novel though I usually stick to whodunnits and serial killers which strangely help me to nod off of an evening! emoticon

I seem to have had a cough since October breaking into full blown sore throats and blocked/runny noses - well just the one of each at a time obviously. Coupled with short grey days which are so miserable and dark I've resorted to putting th'big light on just to cheer myself up a bit! emoticon

Thankfully today is a bit brighter with a bit of blue sky and it is surprising how much better it makes you feel. Hope you are on the mend too emoticon

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SHOSHANADP 1/30/2013 7:36AM

    Every little bit helps! I hope you are back to feeling 100% soon.

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ANNTORR53 1/29/2013 9:51PM

    Wow can I relate!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JANETTEB553 1/29/2013 9:40PM

    Welcome back emoticon

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TERMITEMOM 1/29/2013 8:25PM

    emoticon The onesie looks great!

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ROBB1N 1/29/2013 6:54PM

    I hope you stay feeling better and good job getting back on track.

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JESSICABOOTY 1/29/2013 6:48PM

    Coming to an agreement with yourself regarding the ratio of work to rest is important to your overall health. Without rest, you'll find it very hard to work. So keep it up and I'll send you some warm socks to wear with your onesies.
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LIVELYGIRL2 1/29/2013 5:45PM

  I hope your better soon!!!

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sorry no chicken for soup....

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JLLOVETT 1/29/2013 4:20PM

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PATRICIAANN46 1/29/2013 4:02PM

  So glad to see you back. Now it's my turn to be among the down and out. It has been 4 days and I am hoping for it to end SOON!!!
I have a onesie too, but mine has feet in it........
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SUSIEMT 1/29/2013 3:44PM

    Glad you are on track. Being sick sucks! However, being sick and cold to boot is beyond sucking! Keep it up!

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DIANNEMT 1/29/2013 3:30PM

    So sorry you have been sick. Glad you are getting out now!

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PATTISTAMPS 1/29/2013 3:29PM

    Good for you!!!

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NEWTINK 1/29/2013 2:26PM

    Happy to see you back and sounds like you are feeling better .... missed you emoticon

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MELISSA5824 1/29/2013 1:30PM

    get well soon! take care!

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CARAMELSMOM 1/29/2013 1:25PM

    Sorry you've been sick. Glad to see you blogging again. I've missed your blogs. Polka dots are always fun. Most of my jammies have cats on them. One question, what vampire novel have you been reading? Love to read them.

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SJKENT1 1/29/2013 12:15PM

    Great to know you are smelling Spring on the way. I love when I get the first whiff of Spring - it really helps, doesn't it?

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