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How I envy the resiliency of youth

I’ve been out sick the last couple of days.  I’m still sick today, but have a little less cold and flu medicine in my system – which gives me a spank more lucidity.  So figured I should make an attempt to post something through the haze in my head.

One thing I envy children is their resiliency, their ability to bounce back and to just keep going.  Lily-Ann is the one who passed this virus on to me, but did it knock her out?  Heck no.  She had the sniffles, but was determined to just keep on keepin’ on.  Her contagious period occurred while she was out of school on the weekend, and she wasn’t about to miss any of the fun.  She had a runny nose, but was otherwise unaffected.  Me, on the other hand…  I’m a wreck.

I was out cold all of yesterday, stuck in bed, loaded with a plethora of remedies (both home and store bought).  Drippy, sore, cranky, and exhausted.  And today I’m not much better – though trying to make due with a little less of the store bought remedies…  but as soon as I’m done this blog post it’s back under the covers for me.

There isn’t much I envy of children, but that ability to bounce back is truly a remarkable thing…  and it’s not just virus related.  They have an incredible capacity to fight back, to push until they see things righted.  If only we could harness that power – the good we could accomplish.

Ahhh well…  That’s enough musing from me.  My typing skills are getting worse the longer I’m attempting lucidity.  And I’m also beginning to drip on my keyboard – and that’s the kind of lovely image I strive to leave y’all with.

So TTFN.

Keep your friends close, and your netti pots closer.  😉

Can you believe I’m still sick?

Seriously.  It’s been well over a week now.  I think it’s high time I started feeling better.  Jeepers.  😉  Of course, all of the excitement the last couple of days probably didn’t actually help me any.  While very cool, it was a far cry from the rest a person fighting off a virus should be getting.  LOL

So while I’m still stuck being sick, I can feel that I’m getting closer to the end of things.  My symptoms have changed.  They aren’t getting better, but they are different – so I know I’m moving through this bug, even if it’s slower than I’d like.  All the echinacea in the world isn’t speeding this one along any.

The biggest problem for me is honestly the exhaustion.  I can deal with the sore throat, the coughing, the runny nose…  the exhaustion is definitely the kicker.  I am just so beat.  Constantly.  And being constantly exhausted leads to bad blogging.  LMAO

Missing posts.

Boring posts.

Rambling non-sense-making posts.

Posts about how tired I am of being tired.

Posts about how sick I am of being sick.

Nothing anyone wants to read.

And for that?  You have my sympathy and apologies.  😉  I hope you can forgive muddled, fuddy, blurgering, sickly me.

Still sick…

In spite of my excitement over the huge numbers generated by my groupon, I’m still sick.  So the long hours I’ve been putting in answering questions, responding to emails, and streamlining the booking process have taken their toll.  I’m absolutely burnt right out.  Happy, but needing to sleep and get this bug out of my system.

For those of you who have purchased a groupon,  THANK YOU!  Your support is truly overwhelming.  No one expected these kinds of numbers.  Even Patrick (the groupon guy) estimated about 70 total sales…  so the fact that we are now sitting at 185 is absolutely incredible!  Thank you, truly.

Now onto business.  😉

The shear volume of emails, FB messages, and phone messages I am sorting through is overwhelming.  I am doing my best to get through everything, and your patience is so appreciated.

The best thing you can do to help ensure that I get to you in a timely fashion is this:

Send me an email with “Groupon Booking” in the subject line.  Within your message include a little information about your family, and the type of session you are hoping for.  The more I know about you and what you hope to accomplish the better.  Also include three  or four dates/times, in order of preference, for your booking.   My email address is photographer at tobi-dawne.com (replace “at” with “@”)

Having all this in ONE message will make the whole process much quicker, and it will help me during the next couple of days as I actually start booking everyone in.  Once your sitting is booked, I will send you an email with your date and time…  and I will also answer any questions you may have mentioned in your message.

Thanks everyone.  I really do appreciate your patience and your support.  Truly, this has been an amazing couple of days – in spite of being sick.  😉  I am very much looking forward to getting to know all of you, and helping to create some incredible memories.

 

Fight the Flu

People have this notion that it’s cold and flu season during the Winter, because when we go out into the cold we put ourselves at risk.  Not so.  Germs don’t like the cold – that’s why a cold mist humidifier is WAY healthier than a warm mist one.  Winter is cold season, because WE are like the viruses that plague us.

We don’t like the cold.  We huddle together inside.  We are in close confines, bunched together, all Winter long.  Germs love this.  It’s warm inside.  We like it warm, and so do the viruses.

I have a bad cold, and it’s knocked me for a loop.  But I have to admit, I’m glad I’m sick now – because I’d rather be sick now than during Yule and Christmas.  This is why I  didn’t post yesterday.  I crashed pretty early.  LOL

So here’s my survival tip (and yes, I’m taking my own advice).  Knock out the virus by loading up on Echinacea and Vitamin C, stay hydrated, and get plenty of rest.

 

Echinacea

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