Well, my week off didn't work out quite like I'd planned. I mentioned in my last post that I was going to visit Mom and Dad on Sunday. I did, and Mom was not feeling well at all, bless her heart. She had some kind of upper respiratory illness going on that eventually turned into bronchitis that required some steroids and antibiotics to get her cleared up. She was feeling so bad that she napped a lot during my visit, but I was just glad to see her get some rest.
On Monday, I went to the park as I'd planned and spent a lovely afternoon looking around in the nature center and walking the lakeside trail. I walked until I needed a little rest, then sat on a bench and knitted while enjoying the fallish temperatures and the beautiful fall colors.
On Tuesday I woke up sick. I'd caught Mom's "bug" and just felt miserable. So, from Monday afternoon until this morning I didn't set foot across my threshold. Never cranked the car. Didn't even venture out onto my deck!
The good news is that Mom's much better, and I felt well enough to return to the office today. My brief illness (and I wasn't nearly as sick as poor Mom) gave me the opportunity to pile up in the recliner, sip hot tea, knit, and watch a lot of things I'd accumulated on TiVo.
All in all, not a bad week. :-)