Yesterday I woke up with a little hoarseness in my throat, not enough that anyone would notice but me. After taking my granddaughter out to lunch....oh my goodness how grown up she is, making grown-up decisions (she just bought a new car), talking about her new job...it is a beautiful thing to see your grandchildren grow into such wonderful adults, and after running some much needed errands, I was feeling a little poorly. Layed down and took a brief nap, but that didn't help, my throat kept getting tighter and the nose began to run. Oh brother, not what I need, a summer cold.
By this morning it had blown into a full-blown nasty. If I cough, oh my it hurts. Lots of doses of Vitamin C and drinking plenty of liquids. Heading out on Friday to attend a "Women of Faith" Conference in Indianapolis. Don't want to be sick for that.
Have you ever attended a "Women of Faith" Conference? About 10 -15 years ago I attended 1 each summer for about 4 or 5 years. I went with many of the women that I met through attending Diaconate classes with my sweetie. We became quite a close group of women and attending an event like this together was great fun. But I have noticed that with this one, two of my favorite speakers are no longer a part of the group...Luci Swindoll and Marilyn Meberg. And another one, Patsy Clairmont, only attends a few, this one in Indianapolis not being one of them. So I will be missing 3 out of the 4 women that I so enjoyed. The attraction to attend this one is Liz Curtis Higgs, one of the guest speakers. Our Bible Study last year, "Ruth, The Girl's Still Got It" was written by Liz. Along with the book, she "starred" in a short video each week and man is she a hoot. So I am looking forward to seeing her "in person".
So today, I am laying low, nursing myself, hopefully back to health....spending some time on the porch, relaxing and reading. Summer is definitely drawing to a close around here, the kids all went back to school today, so the neighborhood is totally void of any noise except for the usual dog bark (which would be mostly Toby), cars passing by, and the birds chirping, and bees buzzing.
And speaking of birds....man oh man, I never have the right lens on when I spot a hummingbird. And this one was sitting so purty for me. Rats, oh well, it's this best I could do with the 24-70 lens inside the back porch. Just hope he comes back when I am better prepared.
Keep enjoying these waning days of summer....
Until next time....