Midsummer evening

Midsummer evening

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Day off sick....the good, the bad and the ugly...

Fun on the sands at Bamburgh Castle. The dogs find a smelly old piece of seaweed.... Minty likes to bark at it, Shelagh has other plans....
Jumping, and more jumping....
She becomes the amazing bouncing cocker spaniel. Not bad for a slightly portly, middle-aged old girl!
Minty can't really get the hang of the jumping as you can see...
But she can't half run...Shelagh doesn't stand a chance!

As I suspected I felt much worse this morning so rang in sick, not something I do often so it felt a bit strange. Rearranging meetings with a fuzzy head and then falling happily back to sleep with the dogs squashing me from either side.
That's the thing with colds; you don't sleep properly but then, once you've caught up on sleep and all the snot has disappeared for the day, you don't feel too bad. You know you would have felt absolutely dreadful had you dragged your sorry carcass to the offcie but, in the comfort of your own home, you don't feel that bad.
So, I had a very pleasant day mooching (slowly) round the house and garden, catching up on chores, reducing the percentage of recorded items in our Sky Plus box and then, around 3 eventually taking the dogs out for a short but very sweet walk in the hills above Hathersage.
It was such a beautiful afternoon - just breathtaking. The late summer sunshine, the mellow, gentle heat, flowers, animals, the dogs having a swim and a run around. I took my camera to slow me down as I didn't want to push myself physically and it was just lovely.
So, not a bad day despite the aches and pains and general weakness. I know the sore throat and snottiness will return tonight but hopefully I've got over the hump and another day off will see me right.

1 comment:

Claire said...

Hope you feel better soon and I just love bamburgh castle.