I was back from NY about 3 days, when I realized what hit me, the NY Subway system. No, not the trains, the handrails. I thought about how many I had touched, and now their germs were all touching me back. Note to self. Next time I’m going to ride the NY subway, bring Purell. I just spent the last three days going back and forth from bed to the recliner chair, not having the strength to do much else. I count my blessings though, it could have been far worse. I wasn’t nauseous or throwing up. I was just incredibly tired.
When I get sick, I treat myself with my Mom’s secret cold formula, Blackberry Brandy. Over the course of the first two days, I took about 7 shots of the magic elixir. At least, that’s how many shots I think I had. I was pretty out of it during the height of this cold, and I started hallucinating.
I’ve been having some pretty wild dreams lately, but Saturday my dreams crept into my waking moments. When I closed my eyes, my apartment expanded in size and filled with people. Because of the conservative way they were dressed, I got the idea that they were Amish. I didn’t know any of them, and they didn’t talk to me, but it seemed that they were all there to comfort me. They also brought food, which I remember tasting. One thing tasted like a dry egg biscuit, and another biscuit tasted of dried blueberries. As I opened my eyes, the people and food instantly disappeared and my apartment shrunk back to its original size. When I closed my eyes again they all reappeared. This seemed to go on back and forth for about two hours. They stayed with me until I fell asleep.
Yesterday was Easter Sunday, and I think the crisis has passed. I woke up feeling much better. Happy Easter. Just to be on the safe side, I rested most of the day.
So, now it’s Monday and time for me to get out of the house and move around. Plus, I better pick up some Purell and hit the liquor store to restock my medicine cabinet. My Amish visitors seem to have polished off the last bottle of Blackberry Brandy I had.
Peace & Love, and all of the above,