Lurking Lurgy

Ah, it had to happen. I’ve had such a good run since Christmas, but this week has brought the familiar warning signs, swollen glands, vibrations in my limbs (always a weird one), a body that seems to have forgotten quite how to move, and a brain that’s slowly shutting down, to the point of only being able to tolerate QVC.I know these signs, and I know the balance needs to be redressed. 

Knowing this, I shouldn’t have visited my mom and dad on Thursday afternoon,(bacon sandwich and looking through old books, nice,but not too taxing), and I certainly shouldn’t have gone out for dinner on Friday.

 Or should I? Feeling loved, laughing, chatting about nothing and everything are things that I miss a great deal. My main communication is through online messaging, which is great, but I know a lot of folk are busy, and it’s hard not to wonder if they do a little sigh when my avatar pops up. Reconnecting in person really is good for my heart,soul,my spirit. It gets me through the lonely days. 

I’m feeling a bit sorry for myself. Well, mostly just frustrated at this silly half life I live. Having said that, I am lying here watching birds from my window,and catkins becoming bright and plump. I have a lot of thinking time, and do still make notes. These vary in coherence, but still give me some material to work with . The days when I can’t write feel wasted, but taking time to heal a little will mean I am able to write again soon. And I really did have a lovely time on Friday. 



  1. Marie says:

    I am sorry to hear you are feeling this way. As for whether you should have gone out on Friday, I would say most definitely. The difference between having gone and not having gone, is that your half-life becomes a no-life. Now, in my eyes, that would have been far worse than having to give yourself some time to recuperate. You now have lovely memories to look back on, which I would imagine go some way to relieving the pain of QVC! I do hope you feel better soon. I look forward to reading your next creative writing publication. On that note, I will share with you a moment this week when you came to mind. I am currently reading 44 Scotland Street, by Alexander McCall Smith. Have you read The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency? The way he writes made me think of you. I have the same love for your writing style. There is something very similar about the way you both write. It hooks me in and involves me in whatever it is I am reading. If you have read his books and you don’t like them, then please accept my apology for what in my mind was most certainly a compliment.

    Big hugs to get well soon xxx


    1. KathrynAnna says:

      Oh what a lovely thing to say Marie. I’m flattered that you thought that, and feel lovely that you thought of me. It spurs me to write more 😁


  2. carole925 says:

    Hi, Kathryn. So sorry you are not on top form. As Marie says, it was a good think to go out as you can now add the experience to your memories and it may even spark an idea for a story. Take care.


    1. KathrynAnna says:

      Thank you Carole, and well done for your assignment feedback!


  3. Hannah says:

    Friday was time spent recharging your emotional batteries x


    1. KathrynAnna says:

      It was! Thank you for describing it so perfectly 😊


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