The Dreadable Lurgy

Mrs Widds went out into the world last Tuesday. Wearing a mask at all times, and practicing physical distancing at all times. She had a lovely time, purchased some needed groceries, hit the thrift stores, and scored some excellent loot. All-in-all, a successful expedition.

Two days later – I felt a bit seedy, and Mrs Widds, after putting in an adrenaline-fueled day, succumbed to the lure of a comfy hot-water-bottle-warmed bed.

Two days later – I feel like death warmed up, and … (have you ever thought about that expression, ‘death-warmed-up’? You have to wonder what a warm death feels like. Squishy? A bit smelly, depending on the ambient temperature? … I think I’m going to rephrase …)

Two days later – I don’t feel very well at all. Mrs Widds isn’t much better, and we both of have the energy levels of snails on valium. Which presents us with an interesting challenge. We’re running out of ‘slow days’ in which to lollygag around in our jammies, feel poorly, and not work on our lists of ‘things to do before we move’.

Notice I said ‘lists’. As in ‘multiples of’.

Nevertheless, lurgy-ified or not, we manage to take care of at least one thing on each list each day. As the saying goes, ‘do not fear going slowly, fear standing still’. … which, of course excludes laying down and moaning and groaning.

Do we have the Lurgy? The timing is about right, but then it’s right for so many other lurgys out there. We’re not going anywhere near any other humans to get tested, so in the absence of any hard evidence we’re going to go with a solid ‘maybe’.

By the time we do need to go out into the world again, we will have been isolated for the required amount of days (plus a few extra) anyway.

We’re taking care of each other, and reminding each other that we built ‘slow days’, into our timetable for this very reason. Well, not this exact reason. This reason sucks. We were thinking more along the lines of ‘let’s take the day off and have a sushi picnic by the river’, or some such civilised reasoning.

I do however, see a sushi picnic in our near future. We would’ve earned it.

P.S. Rather fond of my hot water bottles, I am. You might’ve noticed that. πŸ™‚

48 comments on “The Dreadable Lurgy

  1. Tish Farrell says:

    Am sure you’ll do a good job on taking care of each other. All the very best to you.

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  2. Roadtirement says:

    Sounds as if that sushi picnic will bring some modicum of contentment and happiness back into your lives. Go for it, and keep those HWB’s filled.

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  3. Sorry you got it. I was on my own in bed for 5 days, just rolling out of bed to go to the toilet, get water and crackers. Took another 10 days improving each day. Hope you soon feel better πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  4. Good thing you have groceries, hot water bottles, and each other! Hope you get well soon!

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  5. Gwen well, both of you

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  6. quiall says:

    Fingers crossed that it isn’t THAT! I will send a prayer into the ether for you both.

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  7. I think people are not washing their hands as much and so Colds are back! I’m just getting over my yearly instalment.

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  8. Every time I think I’m being overcautious seldom leaving the apartment, I hear a story like yours: someone picked up ‘it’ while masked and careful – and it is no picnic to get ‘it.’

    PLEASE be very careful afterward; post-viral syndromes can turn into something like mine – ME/CFS long-term, and ruin your life. The apparent only thing that helps is to rest, rest, REST – and not push yourself. Trying to do too much doesn’t help, and you two have a move coming.

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    • Widdershins says:

      I don’t know what I was thinking, but I just realised that today is the end of February. I was expecting a couple of extra days to feel poorly and then spring into action for March … but I don’t think I’ll be doing much springing for at least another week, and then only in small doses.

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      • I saw a photo of a grocery store milk carton on Facebook – stamped with a ‘Use by Feb. 30’ date. Chuckled. Don’t know if it was real or photoshopped – so many things are these days! Hope you are feeling somewhat better as the days go by, and are back to your old self asap.

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  9. cagedunn says:

    Stay warm, get well, and I hope it isn’t the lurgy of lurgies.

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  10. Lee McAulay says:

    Oh bugger. Hope you both recover fully, and in good time to make your plans happen.

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  11. TanGental says:

    Well that’s grim. Keep toasting death so HE remains on thr perky side.

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  12. I hope you feel better soon. A hot water bottle sounds comfy. Hugs.

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    • Widdershins says:

      I hope I feel better soon too … right now I’m alternating between overheated and chilled … put clothes on-take clothes off-put clothes on, etc.
      Thanks for the hugs. Muchly appreciated. πŸ™‚

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  13. β€œsnails on valium” hahahaha, I love that image. You also have me pondering death warmed over, embalmed and not….Hope you and the Missus are feeling much much better today.

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    • Widdershins says:

      Unfortunately, not … we’re still in the throes of blah-dom … I manage to do one thing around the house and have to spend the rest of the day in bed. Just as well I’m very fond of my bed. πŸ™‚

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  14. At least your writing ability has not suffered in the least!

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    • Widdershins says:

      It’s times like these that I’m very grateful for my spellchecker. πŸ˜€ I think I may have invented a new written language with all the typos I manage to make in a single sentence. πŸ˜€

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  15. acflory says:

    Oh Widds, I am so sorry. I hope you and Mrs Widds start to feel better soon. And don’t let the lack of confirmation stop you from seeking medical help if you start to feel too lurgy. Massive hugs to you both.

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  16. Ellen Hawley says:

    Whatever this is, may it be over soon. Sending utterly useless good vibes. I’m too far away to show up with a pot of soup, ring the bell, and hide in the bushes.

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  17. Hope you feel better. Hot water bottles are awesome!

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  18. Only just found this post, so hope you’re feeling better by now… my best friend is my warm in the microwave beastie!

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