Good Sunday morning. :) I thought I might just drop a few lines this morning since it has been almost a week since I have been able to post.
I am alright. After our outing on Halloween I became sick with something. I still don't know what it was. Strange sickness. I had a pretty steady fever starting Monday afternoon and lasting until Wednesday evening. My skin felt sensitive and prickly all the time and I was so cold feeling. I was glad it was warm on those days. I wrapped myself in a warm blanket and sat out in the sun on the front porch warming myself. Can you imagine, it was 75 outside and I was cold. I know it was the fever but still. After several sweat fests the fever thankfully finally broke Wednesday evening. The strange part was that I never had any other symptoms. No stuffy nose or sore throat, nothing. After the fever broke I had some fluid in my ears for a couple of days. I only knew it was there if I bent over though. I had a sore neck and a slight headache for a couple of days, but that is gone now.
I don't know what it was. Never had a fever that doesnt turn into something else with it. Anyway, it is gone and I am glad. Shelby nor Ian caught whatever it was.
Speaking of Shelby, she was an angel while I was sick. She practically waited on my every need. I was really thirsty a lot and she got me drink and she took care of the animals for me while I was unable. The fever made me hurt all over if I tried to walk around or move too much, so she did a lot for me to save me from having to do those things and feel worse. She even fixed Ian some soup and sandwich right before he got home from work so he would have something for supper when he got in. I couldn't tell her enough times how grateful I was for all her help. She never complained once either.
Ian has been home since Friday so the computer has been taken up by him most of the time. When he is home I don't really try to get on much anyway. I haven't had time either way. I have spent the past two days catching up on laundry, dishes, and general cleaning up around here from being down and out when I was sick. Shelby also didnt have school on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday so we have been making up those three days Friday, Saturday and today.
I am going to be catching eight of the sixteen offspring from the adult guineas today. They will be getting a good home just down the road from here. A neighbor that takes very good care of his animals. He has a few chickens, about 7 horses, a pony, and a pot belly pig. The guineas should be a nice addition.
On a sad note, the barred rock hen did not make it. She was just too sick to fast. On a better note, the cochin pullet is still recovering. She is eating and drinking with gusto but hasn't been able to find her feet completely yet. Bubba is back out in the yard, but still very nervous about any other rooster getting too close in his personal space. Can't say as I blame him after the beating he took from the psycho twins. Those two boys are still locked up and will probably remain that way.
I called one of my neighbors down the road the other day and asked if they would like to have some of these tubers from the daylillies we have been digging up and breaking apart. They needed to be broken up badly. They were choking themselves out. I still have nine clumps to dig up, and have more than enough to share with them and I will also be taking some to Mama and Daddy when we go for Thanksgiving to visit.
I am sitting here drinking my coffee and now that I have written a bit in my journal I need to go and visit everyone that I can before I have to get started on the day. I will make my rounds over the following days to see what y'all have been up to. See you when I get there. :)