Sunday, February 7, 2010


Determination gives you the resolve to keep going
in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.

Denis Waitley

Over the nineteen years of caring for children in my home I must have developed a cast iron immune system as I seldom get sick, but when I do it usually falls on the weekend and almost never during the week. The last time I took off a "sick day" from work was probably seven or eight years ago. That's remarkable considering the number of times I am coughed, sneezed and snotted on in the run of a day.

But this latest cold bug did not pass me by. I started feeling it coming on on Friday and sure enough, I woke up Saturday morning at 6:00 feeling lousy and really pissed off...there was no way I was going let illness ruin my free time so I forced myself out of bed and went for my usual morning walk and then filled my day with baking and shopping. I made it to 5:00 before crashing for a two hour power nap after which hubby and I enjoyed a late supper while watching the movie, The Inglorious Bastards starring Brad Pit.

Sunday dawned snowy but considerably warmer than the frigid minus 20 - 30 below temperatures we've had all week. It was too fantastic of a day to pass up a chance to go cross country skiing. Not sure how far I was going to be able to make it, we set off for what turned out to be a two hour trip. It was beautiful and fun.

Happy now that the cold bug didn't steal my weekend, it can now have me ...well after I enjoy my Ginger Pork Stir fry with Rice...then it can have its way with me.


  1. It is a whopper of a cold here too. Glad you are feeling better.

  2. Glad you were able to bundle up and get out for some fresh air and a lovely walk! Hope you are feeling better now!
    Take care of yourself!

  3. Great quote and a lovely post!Glad you are O.K.!

  4. Glad you were able to still enjoy the weekend. Cross country skiing sounds like the best. I miss it. It is so peaceful.