I think I have the plague! Really, I do.

I actually looked up the black plague this morning, just to see what it was like. It was pretty nasty and apparently attacked people in Europe between 1348 and 1350.

(photo from themiddleages.net)

Maybe I had a past life there and brought this along with me. Maybe I’m being cursed because I can’t commit to what I’m giving up for Lent. maybe.

My biggest symptom: my throat feels 10 times too small to fit in this big noggin of mine. And it hurts – a lot. But, I have no fever and no other symptoms. Just no voice, a cough – which I might add I’ve had some sort of cough since about November – though now it’s the worst it’s been.

I’m not even sure how this has happened?? I eat well, take all my supplements, rest a lot, avoid sick people – if I believed in curses, I’d say this is one.

Maybe, just maybe, this is my body’s way of being nervous about going skiing next week. Have you read what happened to the blogger Dooce? I just don’t have time for a tailbone break. And now, apparently, they’re all sick in her house too!

Could it be a subconscious fear of skiing? Though, what I do can’t even legally be called skiing yet. I learned last year. What I learned to do is pray about trying not to fall.  Really all I chant in my head (I hope it’s in my head and no one can hear) is “Please, God, don’t let me fall”. I chant this over and over all the way down the greenest, bunniest slope I can find. And somehow, I’m so happy when I get to the bottom that I, yep, you guessed it, I go up and do it all over again!

As is my habit, I try to find some good in everything, so if I were to count my blessings on this plague thing, I ‘d have to say that because my voice is gone, I can’t talk on the phone. And I’m not really big on talking on the phone, so this is a legitimate excuse to avoid it.

Another blessing would be that since I’ve ingested lots of cough medicine, I get to take this post all over the place. I already mentioned one of my favorite bloggers above and another one of my all-time favorites The Pioneer Woman is going to be on Good Morning America tomorrow morning at 7AM – set your TIVOs!! She is a machine, she is lovely and I want to be her! And not because I bet she doesn’t have the plague too.

Be Well!


1 Comment on Plague, skiing, Dooce and Pioneer Woman

  1. oh my God, I love it! I am so happy for you girl, you go. The plague will run it’s coarse and you’ll be as good as new before you know it.

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