With lips red raw and cracked, I hauled myself out of bed just after the alarm sounded at 5:15am. I dragged myself to the Bathroom, and even before I switched the light on I could see the equally red eyes peering back at me. I really should have left the light off. Beneath my eyes were a couple of bags that would have helped with an average-sized family’s shopping for a month. Above my eyes, my hair was slicked in places it had no right being slicked in. With aching, heavy arms, I ruffled my hair before running the bath. The ruffling made no difference whatsoever apart from highlighting just how achy and heavy my arms were.

I lowered myself into a nice, comfortable, warm bath, and noticed my backache, which made the bath less comfortable. And then the warmth brought out a hot sweat.

Eventually, my bath was complete. My temperature was back to normal, and I could finish my ablutions with relative ease. I say ablutions, but after all was complete I looked no better than when I first started. Sigh.

And sighing makes me cough at present as well.

Can’t win.

Having another early night tonight, slightly later than last night’s early night, but still early all the same. I feeling loads better than I did yesterday, albeit marginally, but I’m still barking like a toad with a chainsaw rammed in its throat.

I hope to be able to catch up with all blogging aspects tomorrow.

(No toads were harmed in the making of this post, although it’s very possible a throat was.)


  1. Toad barking…That’s a new one on me 🙂 I can see the toad now, head tipped back, mouth open and loud barks spewing forth, perhaps issuing the latest health update on TL Merriman…Glad you are improving and have the energy to write. Below is an example of your toad barking 🙂 Get all better soon….I’m sure the mansion is speeding your recovery….VK

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  2. OK Dude: Time for some hot toddies. Whisky or brandy, honey, lemon and hot water.

    One is good, two better, but three and you’ll be rat-arsed!!! 🙂

    Not that you’ll give a shit!!! LoL!!! 🙂

    Get well soon my friend and God Bless! 🙂


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    1. Maybe at the weekend, Prenin! I have to be up at 5:15 in the week, and anything that ‘helps me to sleep’ kind of gets in the way of that! 😀
      But at the weekend – the odd one or two should be OK!

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