Armitage goodness when ‘under the weather’

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Guy, I wish you would "look back, look back at me" like that. *sigh*

Lucas in ollve green, wearing a smile. Lovely.

Sgt. Porter and Layla visiting the memorial. "You're not going to kiss me, are you?" I really don't think Layla would have minded doing just that.

Thank you, ladies, for carrying on whilst I have been under the weather. When I reached the point I could not longer remember where certain keys on the keyboard were located and found myself leaving out important words, I thought it wise for me to step away for a bit.

I have been sleeping when I could, that is, when my clogged nasal passages would allow it. I kept waking up to discover someone had apparently taken an old jar of Lepage library paste and liberally applied it to my lips and the inside of my mouth. Hmmmm, hmmmm, good. I have had some drainage as my throat is very sore with a nice big lump in the center of it.

Still, I know this, too, shall pass, although it shall also eventually return.

I cannot remember a time in my life when my sinuses/allergies have not caused me grief. One of my most vivid memories from childhood is the scent of Vick’s Vapo-Rub and the hissing sound from the vaporizer beside my bed. It is a strangely coomforting memory.

Speaking of being under the weather–do you know the origin of that phrase? I have heard it my entire life but never knew until I decided to look it up. (I have the sort of mind that loves collecting sundry and assorted facts. When Trivial Pursuit used to be so popular, my team never lost. Ever. Well, I was rubbish at sports, so I had to be good at something. But I digress . . .)

Turns out “under the weather” dates back to the days when most passengers traveled by sea rather than air. When the ships encountered rough seas and began rolling and pitching, passengers prone to seasickness abandoned the decks and moved to spots lower in the vessel. There they found some relief as the ship’s movements were less noticeable.

So they were forced under the decks by the weather . . . thus “under the weather” was born. I have never been seasick, but having been on cruise ships encountering stormy seas, I can attest the further one gets “under the weather” the better, indeed!

Well, I must leave you with some Armitage goodness and wishes for health and happiness for you all. I hope to get caught up on replying to your comments later.

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  1. Angie, of course comments can wait and above all try to get some rest. Wealth is such a treasure. We are waiting to you on top form.

  2. Angie, thanks for posting, I’ve been worried about you! Please make sure you rest, rest, rest!!!
    I sympathize with you: my sinuses have always been troubling me too ever since I was a little girl. They tend to “flare up” once or twice every winter. Get better soon!

        • The second time I had it was at an Air Force medical center and I had to spend the night in a room with three other women. One of them groaned and moaned the entire night. I am sure the poor thing was in pain–but so were the rest of us, at least I knew I was.
          I wanted them to load me with morphine so I wouldn’t take my pillow over to her bed and attempt to smother her . . . πŸ˜‰

          • The 2nd night after the surgery was the longest night of my life. I thought it would never end. With 2 tons of tampons shoved up my nasal cavities I thought my head was literally going to burst any minute. I was begging the night nurse to DO something, anything but she said I had to wait for the doctor…I ended up spending most of the night sitting on a chair next to the doctor’s room waiting for her to finally appear like a saviour at 8.00 am! So I know what you’ve been through! 😦

            • Surgery is no fun. I have also had knee surgery and they start you on therapy just a day or two after it’s done. I had a three-inch incision inside my knee and they were making me lie on the floor, put my feet flat on the wall and drag them down as I slowly bent my knees as far as I could. I did it, but tears were streaming down my face in spite of my best efforts for them not to. 😦 PT actually stands for “pain and torture” or so one of the therapists told me. Sadists. πŸ˜‰

  3. I’m glad to see that you’re feeling better ((angie)) and up to putting hands to the keyboard again. πŸ™‚ I took your absence as a good sign in as much as you were finally getting some much-needed rest, but I’m sorry you felt so crook. 😦
    I hope you continue to come good, take care!

    • Now that’s a proper Aussie word–crook. πŸ˜€ We have an old expression here that describes how you feel after you’ve been shook up in a car accident or fall (or in my case, the way I often feel when I wake up due to the FMS) “stove up.” Periodically, I just have to crash. I feel more human now that I’ve shampooed and conditioned the hair. That is one thing I can’t imagine–not washing my hair more than once a year or so (if that) . . . yuck!!

  4. It’s a great word, covering a plethora of degrees of health; feeling sick, having a hangover, suffering a cold, being “stove up” after an accident. Sometimes I find myself retyping a typically Aussie word that comes naturally to me and replacing it with “proper English” in case no one understands what I’m saying. πŸ™‚

  5. I hope you’re feeling better by now. It seems that half of Andalucia is down with the “resfriado” — stinking sinus cold. We’re all hoping the weather improves and with it our health. Yes, yummy pictures, and a good dose of Vitamin RA is good for what ails us.

    • Our sinuses and allergies are better, however we have 100 percent chance of rain today and tonight with possible thundstorms and a flash flood warning through tomorrow afternoon. 😦 So the achy factor is still in place. However, Richard continues to be very good therapy.

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