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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Under the Weather...

 My year did not start off as I had planned, but sometimes we have no control over those things. Right after Christmas, I started coughing every breath. I thought it was some sort of sinus stuff so I put off going to the doctor because I didn't run any fever. 
 I did take some strong cough medicine which did help for a couple of days. Then we took down the Christmas decorations, and I got worse. I probably just did too much stirring around and inhaling dust.
 So on Friday, I went to the quick care in our area, and they ran several tests. Nothing showed up in the bloodwork or EKG. The x-ray did show some cloudiness in the bottom lobe of my right lung. 
 They were baffled and said it could have been a touch of pneumonia, upper respiratory, or bronchitis so they decided to treat it like bronchitis.
  I'm some better. Breathing better, and still have a cough. I'm trying to stay in from the bitter cold for our area, and I'm hoping I will be back to normal soon. I hate being sick and confined to doing nothing!
 So I will leave you with some pictures of our Christmas cactus. They were beautiful this year again. 
  We leave all three of them in the flower bed in pots all summer. My husband brings them in when it starts to get really cold at the end of October or the first of November. We keep them in a dark place (utility room) so the buds can set. Then when we bring them into the sun room, they start blooming. 
 These were given to us by a friend that moved to MS, and they are pretty old. They really are the highlight to our Christmas decorating.

 I still have so many projects to post, and hopefully, I can get to that in a few days.

 I do pray all of you can stay warm in that bitter cold going across the nation. At least we don't have any snow or ice! 


Kristi said...

Gorgeous flowers! I do hope you are feeling better soon.

Carol at Serendipity said...

I shall try that next year with mine as it hasn't bloomed for two years.

Hope you feel better soon.


Angela Lee said...

Shirley, I'm so sorry you are still not well. Maybe the new meds will kick in and you'll be up and about in no time. The plants are beautiful!!

From the Kitchen said...

I have no luck with Christmas cactuses. I think I'll try your approach. Hope you are feeling better soon.


Dimple said...

Get well soon!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

stay warm and inside and eat chicken soup... Mother was right, it can cure most illnesses.

Your plants are amazing and you sure have a green thumb!


Mosaic Magpie said...

I do hope you feel better soon!!! The Christmas cactus reminds me of my Grandmother, she always has one growing. This year I bought myself one...I hope it looks as pretty as yours one day!

Sherry said...

Your Christmas Cactus' are beautiful. I have one but have neglected it for some time. I hope you are feeling better soon.

nonie everythingsewing said...

Shirley, I do hope you are feeling better by now.
those plants are so pretty and really are showing off their beauty.