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A Craptastic Day…and a Question!
Saturday, October 24th, 2015

I know many of you are dealing with crappy weather at the moment. Hugs to those of you facing flooding or worsening cold. Here in my section of Arkansas, we had a very long, dry summer, but Mother Nature seems to be making up for the drought by dropping a deluge on us now. In addition to the crappy weather here, I have my annual crappy cough. I’ve been sucking down codeine cough syrup and popping Allegras, but I’m still miserable, only now I’m groggy and miserable. Which is why I’m whining now. I’m entitled to, right?

In between napping—a lot—I’m trying to keep up with work, but it’s slow going. Try writing when you’re falling asleep over the keyboard. And try coming up with a decent blog when all you want to talk about is the crappy weather or your crappy cold.

I’d love to know someone’s just as miserable as I am at the moment. Then I won’t feel alone. We can band together and croak toasts with our bottles of codeine. Who’s with me? Are you hating the onset of Fall? Are you listening to the incessant sound of rain hitting your roof? Are you feeling a tickle in your throat? 

Oh, and in the middle of this craptastic day, I had to go clean the pool. I rescued a dozen frogs and toads, and lifted net after net of leaves I scraped from the bottom. I sooooo miss being able to dip into the water and let my worries float away…

I miss these days:

frogs 2

7 comments to “A Craptastic Day…and a Question!”

  1. Julie
    · October 24th, 2015 at 10:46 am · Link

    I will miss the warm summer days here in New Mexico of swimming, riding my bike and hiking. On the other hand I do enjoy fall and the cooler temperature, leaves starting to change color, drinking pumpkin latte, apple cinnamon cider and baking. The best part is I get to stay indoors when it snows in the winter and have an excuse to read more books 🙂

  2. Donna Briody Buccella
    · October 24th, 2015 at 11:08 am · Link

    I’ve had a head cold on and off going into its 3 week!!!! We went from AC to heat no in between I HATE THAT!! I hate snow and cold, unless I’m in the mountains, baby showers, birthdays, and holidays are all coming up one after another….I hate this time of year!!! Do love Christmas though 😛

  3. Elaine Swinney
    · October 24th, 2015 at 11:13 am · Link

    I love fall weather. We haven’t had a lot of rain but it is supposed to rain today. It’s the back lash of that big hurricane. I was in Arkansas last weekend, it was truly dry and there was burn bans all over but I have to say it was beautiful. I met some of the nicest people. Hope you feel better soon. Try a hot toddy….always works for me even when medicine doesn’t. I will keep you in my prayers…hugs (my grandmother always said you never could have to many of either) 🙂

  4. Shirley Long
    · October 24th, 2015 at 12:10 pm · Link

    Well……not a totally craptastic day. But yes, here in my part of East Texas it is pouring down rain and that’s ok. We’ve not had a drop of water since end of June and wildfires were breaking out all over everywhere. So, this rain is much needed. And 🙁 it’s the perfect day to settle in and read, read, read.

    Because it gets so damn hot here in the summer, I actually love the cooler weather. I love the leaves changing, the bite in the air, all of those fally type things. Don’t really care for stone cold winter, but I do love fall and all it brings with it.

    I don’t have to worry about doing any work tho, so in that regard I’m better than you. And my allergies haven’t kicked in yet so I’m feeling ok. Hope you’re feeling better soon. Why not take a day off from writing and just breathe, get some rest and hope for a better day tomorrow.

  5. Patricia Perez
    · October 24th, 2015 at 1:22 pm · Link

    I know what feeling crappy is like. Just had knee replacements and the left one is killing me. No pain medication is so, so I am sending you hugs. Get better soon????????????

  6. ButtonsMom2003
    · October 24th, 2015 at 2:10 pm · Link

    After a very rainy and unusually hot (so I’m told) summer here in Florida I am welcoming the fall weather where the nights are cooler. I sympathize with you about your cold. This time last year hubby and I both had what we thought were colds but it turned out we had bronchitis. I recovered fairly quickly but he had another go-round in January – nasty stuff!

    Hang in there and I hope you feel better soon!

  7. Ginger Robertson
    · October 24th, 2015 at 11:44 pm · Link


    I’m so sorry you aren’t feeling well.

    I enjoy the fall because of the cooler weather but the ragweed gets me. And, like you I will feel crappy soon. Hugs and I hope you feel better soon.

    Rain will be here Monday and Tuesday. But we can use some as its been about two weeks since we received some.


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