Time out


I have been thinking about taking a time-out.


The flu I’ve acquired has been hitting me pretty hard.  I’ve gone through my own list of home remedies, remedies that include or are similar to those suggested (thank you for caring enough to make suggestions!), with one exception.  Chicken soup.  I am considering a time-out from my food commitment so I can have some comfort food that actually works in terms of reducing inflammation and thinning mucus.

I dunno.  I’m 60+ days into the commitment and it’s been going well.  It could just be another craving of sorts.  Certainly it’s a craving for comfort food.  A vegetarian vegetable soup may work just as well.  I’ll try that and follow up with a wait-and-see.

Ignore me if I start to whine.  I am not very good with illness.  That probably means I could (should!) be learning a thing or two from it.

Find the Kingfisher

I have continued my yoga practice in a slow, easy, restful way.  I’m going to give this sequence a try in a little while.

I can’t think of much else to add.  In fact, I can’t think at all.  My head is too clogged, and the fever (low-grade) and body aches are a big distraction.

We are having another pleasant day here in the Bogs.  My outdoor time consisted of sitting on the spiral steps that lead to the deck.  All the photos in this post are the leftovers from yesterday’s outing.

Well, that’s about it from the Bogs for today.  Thanks for dropping by and putting up with my whining.  I’m hoping tomorrow will be a better day.

Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the time
I am being carried on great winds across the sky.

~ Ojibway Dream Song

38 Comments on “Time out”

  1. dragonfae says:

    I think there is some compound in chicken soup not found in other soups. If it’s medicinal, is it really breaking your commitment? Feel better soon! *hugs*

    • Robin says:

      Thanks, DragonFae. 🙂

      I decided if it’s what my body needed, it’s not breaking anything to go ahead and have the soup. As you put it, it’s medicinal.

  2. Bo Mackison says:

    Hang in there, Robin. Being sick is the pits!!!

  3. Oh, Robin, I know how miserable it is to be sick. I had the flu once when we were in Vietnam, and I almost thought I was going to die. I knew in my head I wouldn’t but it sure FELT like it. Be kind and gentle with yourself, my friend. Maybe chicken soup would actually be PART of your committment. Hang in there—————

  4. skip704 says:

    If your commitment is to take care of your health, then chicken soup might be just the thing. I definitely do not think it is giving in to an indulgence to dose yourself with some healthy soup. Hope you feel better soonest! I thought of you today during our walk in the Holden Arboretum.

  5. Kel says:

    may your food be your medicine today
    may the bugs get up and run away

  6. You’re doing better than me when I get sick! My brain shuts down almost completely, and I wouldn’t even be able to think of what I wanted to say! You do whatever you need to do to help yourself get better. The best thing that usually works for me is lots of water, and plenty of rest!

  7. Aww, Robin, I’m so sorry you’re still not feeling better.
    If the vegetable soup doesn’t work like you hope it will, then please don’t think twice about making some chicken soup. If it helps you get better, it doesn’t count against your commitment, in my opnion.

  8. agree with others here. If you body is calling out for chicken soup, have at it!

  9. Chloe says:

    i really like that first photo – hope you’re feeling better soon

  10. Kala says:

    Gorgeous images as always Robin. And I do hope you feel better very soon.

  11. Oh, Robin, I hope you are feeling better. I say listen to your body and what it’s telling you it needs. I’m a vegetarian though, so I’m not sure on the chicken soup (for me), but if it makes you feel better, that’s the important thing. Beautiful photos, Robin. And whine away when you need too. 🙂

  12. CMSmith says:

    I hope you are feeling better by now. I am so impressed by your commitment to take care of yourself, and hope to be inspired enough by it to create a plan for myself (likely after the holidays, when I can breathe again.)

    Keep going.

  13. Beautiful images, I especially love the last bare tree photo, as well as the quote. Thanks for sharing in spite of the flu!

  14. Marcie says:

    Beautiful autumn images. And – I do hope you feel better soon. Yoga – heals!

  15. afrankangle says:

    I drop by to say hello after being away for a few days, but to find you battling a bug. I was in NW Ohio (North Royalton) for a few days … and actually wondered how your Thanksgiving. Get well soon!

  16. nigel says:

    Hope you feel better soon, great collection of photographs

  17. Karma says:

    Love your ducky bokeh picture! I wish I could send you some of the fabulous turkey soup we’ve been eating this weekend!

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Karma. 🙂 I saw the soup on your blog and it looks delicious!

      I don’t know why — and this is silly — your “Love your ducky bokeh” reminded me of that Gap holiday commercial with the little girls cheering “I love my comfy sweater.” And now I think it’s official. This flu has made me crazy. lol! Here’s the YouTube link in case you’re unfamiliar with it:

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