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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Better...Then Worse.

Well my knees are better and my feet are better...thank goodness. I appreciate the well wishes very much. I guess pains just come and go and you live with them as you get older.

Now I have a terrible head cold. Now you might be asking how I would manage such a thing when I am home pretty much all the time. It is true, I don't get exposed to the public much...but five minutes was enough.

I have a neighbor, well, he lives across town...anyway, he came by to get some eggs. He called ahead and he didn't sound like himself. Well, he got to the house and we went through the living room into the kitchen to get his eggs. I told him he didnt sound right over the phone...and he tells me he has a terrible head cold as he whips out his hankerchief and waves it all about the room and blows his nose and puts it back several times.

I immediately stopped breathing deep...shying away from his personal space.

You see, ever since Shelby has been homeschooled we don't get sick anymore. She used to get sick all the time...bring it home and we would all get sick. I hated it. Now, we stay well pretty much all year around. So when we get sick, it is a real burden. I have too much to keep up with to get sick. Now I am not complaining, its just the way it is.

Now, I want to know something. Why do people do this? Why do they expose themselves unnecessarily to others to share their germs? Are they just not thinking? He could have informed me and said "No, I will just stay out here on the porch while you get the eggs, I don't want to get anyone sick." But he didn't. So now I am sick. I feel like doo doo. My throat is sore, I have a fountain of mucus constantly running down the back of my throat, which in turn makes the sore throat worse.

I don't know about you...but when I am sick, I make a point of staying away from folks. I don't go visiting...I don't go to the store, I don't do anything like that. I don't invite people over.

I can't tell you how many times some of Shelbys friends have come to spend the night and come to find out they were getting over something. One time it was strep throat! Guess what, she got it.What is wrong with people that they want to share the wealth of their sicknesses?

Anyway, I am the benefactor of that generosity. I could have done without it, really could have.

I want to thank y'all for all the nice compliments on my land and the area around me. Guess I should take a pic of the house sometime, lol. I do have some, they are older, not that anything has really changed about the house. Paula, I have been up there, it is just houses and an old feed store...its called Vincent Mountain I believe. Hollie, yep, I am on my feet too much, but I don't sit still for long. I have inherited my mothers side of the family's body...and keeping weight off is a problem, and we have a history of both kinds of arthritis, so I figure I better keep moving or lose it! ;) I did get the front mowed yesterday, but the back still needs to be mowed. I mowed it clumps and all...just had to. Then the tire on the front wheel came off the wheel! Can you believe it! I was freaking out. So Ian is fixing that today. Lisa, I will get some close ups of the cotton for you...the plants are blooming right now and it is very pretty. When they come back through later, I think they spray the plant to kill it, and then it looks all ugly. They do that after the cotton has popped out. Right now it is pretty.

No word from Sherry yet. Still waiting.

Well, I am feeling kind of run down, so I am going to close for now. I will have some pictures later...hope everyone has a good day...I am going to try and have the best day I can.


mumma4evr said...

feel better, I hate summer colds!

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly Summer colds are the worst ones to get rid of ~ how thoughtless of your neighbour to come over and spread his germs around ~
glad your knees and feet are better ~ hope you will be feeling better soon ~ Ally x

nay0114 said...

Hello Kelly,
This is my first visit to your journal. I'm sorry to find that you are sick. I hate people who share germs. That is one of the reasons I quit working when my grandson was born I didn't want him in daycare with sick children everywhere. Hope you feel better soon. I would love to see pictures of the cotton. I've never been to Georgia before. My grandson would love to be around all those chickens and animals.
Take care, Chrissie

geocachelinda66 said...

Sorry you got a cold.  Linda

madcobug said...

I am sorry that you are sick Kelly. I am like you when I am sick. I stay home and want anyone who is sick to stay away from me also. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs, Helen

rooster1614 said...

Kelly, I'm so glad that your knees & feet are better.  Sorry to hear that you have a cold now.  Try to get some rest, drink plenty of liquids, ....should I say it????......& try some CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP.............lol

I hope that you hear from Sherry soon.  Take care.

plieck30 said...

Don't they have to spray the cotton or turn the land over after the picking to make sure there are no boll weavels? I'm not sure think I heard that. I have become so aware of germs since I have low white blood cells. I can't wait to clean my hands after Wal*Mart and use to never give it a second thought. Feel better soon. paula

wwfbison said...

I hope you are feeling better soon.  I don't know why people insist on coming around or going out when they are sick.  I stay away from others too - I guess people just don't think.  I know what you are saying about having too much to do to be sick.  It's horrible to have to do all the chores not feeling good and inevitably things always go wrong.  Feel better soon!!!

fmgruber said...

Stopped by to check on Tip, Derby, and the Dixie Chicks, and you've got a gentleman caller waving white flags at ya. I just don't want to believe all what I read. LMAO.