July 10, 2011

Time Off

Fortunately, this photo isn't mine.

The first commandment of a seasoned blogging pirate is never to blog whilst sick or in a bad mood. (Or, as it often happens, both at the same time.) I am going to break it slightly. But only a tiny bit.
I'm not in a bad mood at all, although I'm feeling rather sick this weekend. It always makes me wonder - how is it possible to start coughing and blowing your nose when there's a sunny summer weather outside? It's an absolutely understandable state for any other time of the year. But the summer...the summer, when the sun is shining, everything is singing, and calling you to come out to enjoy nature. And you are obliged to stay home to take pills and herbal teas. It's a shame to miss out on so much fun.
Oh well - viruses tend to catch you unawares. You end up having to put off all your plans and cancel all your outings, to sit all alone with your Kleenex. The only thing that could make you feel happier is a bouquet of roses and some takeout Thai food.
I realize that I have forgotten how to act when I'm sick. I find myself too close to the computer, the easel, and the fridge.
Naturally, when I feel better, I will return to my life of swashbuckling adventure. I will visit all of you, so as to be updated on your summer fun. I wish you good health, so that you don't get sick, and get the most out of the season.

Today's photo.

40 comments:

  1. My husbands just had a week off work with some new virus that is around, as you say not funny during summer. Get well soon, thinking of you. Diane xx

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  2. Oh, poor you! Do take care of yourself, rest and treat yourself with something delicious!

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  3. "The only thing that could make you feel happier is a bouquet of roses and some takeout Thai food."
    :)
    http://youtu.be/2VEha9IFcko
    http://youtu.be/Fe9G-NaYtb0

    Paolo

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  4. Hello Olga:
    How miserable to be struck down with a summer cold or, worse, flu.

    If we were able, then we should with this send you every possible remedy known to man, or woman, together with flowers in profusion, magazines galore, deliciously tempting, ready prepared meals, dozens of 'Get Well' cards and a holiday in the sun for when you feel better.

    As it is, we send you our very best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  5. Hello! Take care now that you're sick. Soon you will be cured, and you can go sunbathing, dancing, singing and more.
    Kisses and greetings!

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  6. Hi Olga!
    I hope that you'll be ok as soon as possible!
    Take care of yourself my dear friend!
    Kisses from Brazil

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  7. Hello Olga,
    excellent post, very beautiful roses!
    congratulations

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  8. Olga

    While you are recovering --- wishing you shining stars to reach for and lofty dreams to sweetly inspire you. Oh and a box of kleenex, and a hot cup of tea of friendship.

    joanny

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  9. Pues esa foto podría haber sido tuya...porque es muy buena!!!

    Un abrazo y enhorabuena por el gran trabajo realizado!!! ;)

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  10. Oh dear, I hope you feel better soon.


    LOVE!

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  11. Funny photo -- made me laugh.

    Sorry you're not "in the pink" -- get rest, eat blueberries.
    And speaking of PINK, nice vase of roses. Wow.

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  12. such lovely roses, and i hope you feel better very soon!

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  13. I wish you a speedy recovery.......Hay Fever is almost as bad.

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  14. I wish a speedy recovery. The disease simply not collected. I am also three weeks ago the same thing. Rhinitis, cough. I had to work. It's annoying, but it will be well. Many greetings! Peter.

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  15. Ciao Olga!
    nel momento che ti scrivo, il virus sarà passato?
    buttiamo via i kleneex e sfoderiamo le armi necessarie per una sana e divertente estate!

    felice settimana :)

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  16. Hope you feel better soon. Why a virus? Perhaps the clue is in your last (very vibrant and sassy) post: an intense week of work. The virus gets you as soon as you relax! Take care.

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  17. I hope ypu will feel better very soon!

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  18. GET WELL SOON! xx

    The picture is fantastic!

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  19. We will watch for your return. Take care.

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  20. I hope you will be feeling better soon, a little sunshine will be good for you, so take your herbal tea outside and enjoy it in the fresh air.
    xoxoxo ♡

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  21. I hope you were able to get some Thai food to go along with the roses...get better soon!

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  22. today photo is very nice, simple y beauty, i like it.

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  23. I hope you feel better soon and I look forward to your return to blogland when you are up to it. x

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  24. Belo post...Espectacular....
    Cumprimentos

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  25. Feel better soon. Nothing is worse than a summer cold.

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  26. please feel better soon, miss!

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  27. Thank you. I wish you all the best too and hope you get well soon.

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  28. I do hope you feel better very soon, Olga...
    I so missed reading you... Warmest hugs!! XXX

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  29. have a good break and I hope you feel better soon!

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  30. beautiful flowers!

    http://withmiracle.blogspot.com

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  31. Oh Olga I am so sorry to hear you are not well. I hope by now you are feeling much better. I am still tired from my London adventures, self-inflicted weariness, though I am not ill in any way. My body has told me to rest though! Take care of yourself X

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  32. Hope your in the pink by now! LOve your pic, brings to mind a memory of my own!

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  33. The soft pink roses should help with your recovery .... thinking of you.

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  34. Sorry to hear you are feeling unwell, that first photo makes me squirm.

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  35. Hello everyone!
    I appreciate each of your comments very much. What will I do with these comments? I will imagine that it's 38 postcards. I'll tie them with a pale green ribbon, and put them in a shoebox with lavender. I'll take it out the next time I feel unwell :)

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