Monday, January 12, 2015

Back to work and possible delirium….

There are a great many real miseries in life that we cannot help smiling at,
But they are the smiles that make wrinkles and not dimples.
                                               Oliver Wendell Holmes


Well now, My Hero certainly had picked a fine day to return to his nice warm office after our, or should I say my, two weeks of vacation. The coldest day of the year, oh yes lucky me.

I sat there at the kitchen table after having just ventured outside to go and start up the tractor, which I have to say resisted as much as I did that morning. Turning over and over and it’s no doubt secretly hoping that I would give up, go back into my warm house and back to a welcoming bed leaving it alone.

No way; there was nothing that would stop me that morning, and I mean nothing. My cows awaited, and I have never disappointed my girls waiting for their breakfast.  My head, felt as big as a basketball, my sinuses were aching and full, mixed with that annoying constant dripping of, well you know, requiring enormous amounts of tissues jammed into all available pockets and as luck would have it, a hacking cough. Yes indeed, what a perfect day for My Hero to rush off very early that morning, heading to his nice warm office.


Oh yes, the tractor finally did turn over and I left it to warm up while I slipped and slid back into that house to sip a warm cup of coffee. My cellphone rang,” Did the tractor start?” Sure did, but it took a while. “Ok be careful, don’t fall.” I will. I thought I heard him say something else, sounding like garbling under water. I think I mumbled, “Sure,” took another sip of my coffee, and then hung up. Cough cough, sniffle sniffle.

All that lounging around in my pajamas till all hours of the day and not worrying about what was going on outside was over for me. My reality was back. Those cozy, warm days eating what I wanted, watching what I wanted, and actually doing what I wanted, surrounded with the people I loved taking care of my needs, had disappeared, much like that beautiful snow that had lasted about two days.

That melted snow that turned into slippery ice, exposing that green grass poking through and more than likely contributed to my not rushing that morning. Where was my snow? I remember that was all I was thinking.

Well, all that procrastination was not getting me to where I needed to be so…..

I jammed more tissues in my sweater pocket. I then headed down the lush, red velvet covered staircase. I donned my beautiful jewelled covered crown of wool, slipped on my finest linen and lace gown coveralls and finally, those beautiful golden pink Cadillac slippers.


I exited my beautiful stone castle, slipped and slid across the glass and marble walkway to my waiting horse powered, beautiful red carriage. I knew I was heading back to my adoring loyal subjects always knowing I was going to shower them with gifts of food and riches, while they lined the laneway/village street and cheered loudly. All the time their knowing I had conquered that dragon just for them.


Wow….. I had no idea where those thoughts came from; I may have been delirious at the time. Or…. it may have been as simple as, we sometimes require a lot of imagination to get through that first day back to work.

Cough cough, sniffle sniffle.


Later

34 comments:

  1. Sorry you are feeling under the weather. I did enjoy your post, and the photos too. Hope you feel better soon.

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  2. Oh my! I just LOVE that first shot! It's days like this I'm glad not to have farm work to do. The rest of the time I'm jealous! :)

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  3. Do hope you are soon over the cold..

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  4. I hope your cold goes away. My husband has been coughing a lot with that same miserable cold for days.
    Somehow I have managed to veer clear of it at Christmas when my daughter and the grandkids had a bad cough.

    Your hat wearing cow seems to enjoy your antics.
    JB

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  5. We had the "crud" in December, and we are still coughing - especially the hubby. I hope yours is shorter-lived! Feel better soon, B!

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  6. OH I hope you're feeling better soon. I know I'll get it too. It's inevitable. Love this post and the hat wearing cow. Hugs.

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  7. You poor girl .... I feel sorry for you and I so know what it is like stuffing tissues in all available places (almost a year round thing for me and more so in the garden .. plus after brushing Sophie .. how ironic is it to be allergic to our two girls (cats) ?
    Loved your imagination .. you need that so indulge ! .. also the pictures .. apple treat for one of your girls !
    Hope you feel better soon ... that on top of everything else is not good .. extra Vit C and lots of Vit D !! .. hot lemon drink with honey too !
    Take care !!
    Joy : )

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  8. Oh no, feel better soon! It's not easy to be sick and still have to be out in the cold!

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  9. Wishing you a speedy recovery from this cold. It is really bad in BC. My hubby is going into his third week with it. Love the cow images!

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  10. I had to smile at the "picture" of you with your crown and gown and slippers, going to your waiting carriage to visit your loyal subjects. You have such a great attitude! Hope you soon feel better, Buttons!

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  11. Sorry you are 'under the weather' ....... great images though of you drifting dreamily down the stairs to start your appointed rounds.

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  12. Every one's kingdom is different. Yours sounded wonderful to me.

    Feel better soon.

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  13. Nothing worse than a winter cold - delusion or not, it sounded just loverly!

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  14. I hope the Niagra flow dries up and the rattle disappears. Quickly. Love the way you started your rounds though. And am sure you were cheered. And welcomed.

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  15. Hope you feel much better soon. I think cows have the loveliest, gentle faces.
    Lynne x

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  16. Hope you get over the sniffles, B. Back to the salt mines, eh? Well, at least you could put out a salt/mineral block for your girls!

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  17. Just about anything is possible if we have a red velvet covered staircase!:-)

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  18. Hope you get to feeling better soon. Your girls are counting ion you! :)
    Love the curious Hereford.
    Cheri

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  19. You mention a very basic idea. These animals really do get to know us and what we do. You are their signal for food! Ain't that grand? Make sure the girls get a good days supply of food.

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  20. Buttons, you make chore time sound like an adventure...I love the way you write! Take good care of the girls and yourself, too! Hope the sniffles leave you soon.

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  21. Our expect high for Friday is 53 F...will send it out your way after we are done with it!!! xoxo

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  22. ha, your words had me laughing out loud. sorry you're feeling under the weather tho xo

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  23. Hello Buttons!!! Sorry I haven't been able to visit for a while, finally getting back into the swing of blogging now :) I hope you feel better soon!

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  24. oh that first photo made me smile! love it...sending you big hugs from virginia b! get better!!

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  25. This isn't delirium. It's the brilliant mind of a vivid writer. Thank you for taking us on such a magical journey.

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  26. B,

    Great story, and love the pictures. It's hard dealing with a cold, and having to work at the same time. Stay warm, dry, and get better soon!!!!
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  27. don't you mean...coldest day of the year SO FAR? ugh, winter is dragging on and on and on and it just got here. must be my attitude, eh? some days, Grace, it's all I can do to stay out of bed. I tried to take a nap on the sofa and Daisy, the Redbone, just climbed on top of me and laid down. Rodney Dangerfield got more respect!

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  28. Oh gosh Dear B, whatever gets you through... work and being stuffed up with a cold - rotten luck. Big hugs, but of course you'll be warmed by the knowledge your adoring subjects will be cheering as they see your carriage approach :D) Hugs xx

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  29. Happy, "back at it!"
    I hope your sniffles are in the past . . .

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  30. A wonderful story, such hard work you do!!

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  31. Love the photo of your sweet girl in her uh I mean your hat. So cute! I'm sorry you got the flu bug, I hear its a really bad one this year. Sending healing wishes your way.

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  32. Oh, poor thing, you and I seem to have the same problem. Cough, cough, sniffle, sniffle. I, too, have tissues stuck in every available pocket. Feel better soon! Love the photo of Bossy2 and the apple. :-)

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  33. Poor you!! It has been so very cold lately. Oh do keep warm ad take your hero's advice - don't slip!

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