It’s been awhile since I posted. For the first time in about six years, I got sick. Not just a little sniffle or a sore throat….but the full-out flu. It hit everything from head to toe, and I was literally in bed for almost two weeks. It was the worst! Three weeks later, I am still exhausted and still coughing. The training for my first marathon has gone out the door, and I have to try to get caught up somehow. That being said, a number of my friends are suffering from cancer or other serious illnesses, I was reminded that I ONLY had the flu, so I dare not complain. It’s February and absolutely freezing cold here in Ottawa, ON, (-38C with the wind chill) so it was really the best three weeks of the year to stay inside.
Another positive thing about being under the weather is it forced me to lay back, think and reflect, because other than sleep, there is nothing else you feel like doing. One energetic moment I actually got up, got dressed, and did some water drop shots.I didn’t last long, but I did come away with a couple of pics that I liked. Below is a pic of two lonely drops reflecting on the black glass. This reminds me of my time spent alone. I was able to slow down and remember to thank my maker for all the good that I have been given, for my normally good health, for my wonderful family and life, good friends, the safe and beautiful country in which I live….and everything else. The list goes on. I am thankful for every day, for every breath of fresh air, for everything that God has provided. Even with its ups and downs, life is good.