Monday, March 3, 2008

Back On My Feet

The Lord has seen fit for me to go through a bad round of flu. It was discouraging I'll admit after just being sick a week before. I don't get sick very often so perhaps this means I'll be done for a good long while. This one even landed me in the ER getting a chest X-ray because of the severe pain in my back and chest. It turned out to be clear so the pain they said was from the flu itself. I have never felt a flu hurt that bad. It seemed to all settle in my back. This morning is the first time I'm standing and walking around. I am so anxious to be normal again. Princess went through the fever part of it the past 24 hours but seems much better this morning. My children are so quick about these things. I am thankful.

One highlight of my days of sickness was a highly recommendable movie. "Miss Potter" was absolutely enchanting and engaging. I have to admit, through my fevered stupor, I put it in after having just grabbed it at the library, and having no idea who it was about. It is actually about Beatrix Potter. I won't say much except that it was a wonderfully touching story. It made me want to read the books to the kids again, and it inspired me to put her house on my "see someday" list. The movie had the same Edwardian feel as "Anne of Green Gables" but with a deeper tugging heart theme. Hopefully none of you will be sick soon, but if you get some down time for one reason or another, it's a real must see. Make sure you have a box of tissues close by. I all ready happened to be sleeping with mine.


Kristen Borland said...

yuck! so sorry you were so sick, but glad to hear you are doing so much better. thanks for the movie recommendation. i'm always looking for good ones!

Zimms Zoo said...

I LOVED miss potter. It was so sweet. and sad. and fun. and wonderful.
I haven't enjoyed a movie that much in a long time.
Glad you are feeling better.