So not only did you teach me about writing memoir, you also taught me about reading and thinking about how others write memoir. Thank you so much!

p.s. my mom now refers to me as the family "chronicler" - getting down all the family stories. How I love that title!! :)

Friday, January 11, 2019

Let Me Set This Straight

Recently in my blog post, Back Home After Christmas, it might have seemed that I thought my illness came from being with my family on Christmas night, but that was not the case. As I said in this post, I had been out to eat, went to the movies and went shopping before Christmas Day. I know now that I was coming down with this awful virus that my sister and her husband had fought for weeks. So many people tell me they have had it and how long it lasted. It is a tough one.

I wondered if the coughing and bronchitis I had on Christmas night could have been from being near a trigger for my sensitivity to chemicals, which can show up days after an exposure, but it was obvious by the next morning that I had contracted the same virus Gay and Stu had weeks earlier. That shows how contagious this bug is.

I used the opportunity to advocate for clean air on my blog because that is what I do. Even now, some of my friends give me scented products as gifts. So, I continue to try to educate the public on the dangers of these chemicals.

I apologize to my wonderful niece, Lee. I never meant to infer that her house or anything in her house made me sick. She is diligent, as is Gay, to help me stay well when I visit. I am very blessed to have family that cares so much.

I love that Lee uses her mother's china for our Christmas dinner. It is nice to have my sister's dishes on the table even though June is gone from us now. I appreciate that Lee has taken on the role of having the family at her house and making sure we have a great time. For many years I enjoyed having family at my house for holidays, but the house I am in now is way too small.

Gay, June and Glenda - The Three Council Sisters at Gay's house for Christmas years ago

I look forward to getting over this illness soon, but meantime, I have the energy to do a few easy tasks here in my house before I take a nap. I get impatient when I don't feel up to doing all the things on my growing "to-do list." But patience I must have. Then my perseverance will kick in.

My readers, I hope you are well and that your weather is good - not too hot and not too cold. We might get a little snow this weekend, I think. It won't bother me as Lexie and I will be snug as a bug in a rug in our little place in the mountains.


Elephant's Child said...

I hope you recover quickly, and that you and Lexie stay snug as bugs.

DJan said...

I'm so glad you have a nice warm and welcoming home to snuggle into. I'll be traveling Tuesday from my home in the Pacific Northwest to my sister's home in Florida. At least it looks like the weather will cooperate this year. I hope! :-)

Abbie Taylor said...

I'm sorry to hear you're still battling this virus. I hope you feel better soon.

Glenda Council Beall said...

Thank you all. I am feeling much better today. I have been out and busy all day. I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am grateful. We even have some doctors in the area sick with this illness. No one calls it the flu, just a respiratory virus, and I think I have outlived the virus.