Search for:

She Thinks She’ll Live

Unfortunately, He isn’t feeling well.

He took very good care of her.  He cooked for her, made her hot tea, and tucked her into bed. He even kissed and cuddled her.  She warned him against the kissing and cuddling, but He said he figured he’d already been exposed and it was too late to avoid it anyway.

She is still not well but her train of thought seems to be back on track, her attention span no longer leads to the black abyss of Huh?, and She actually has some enthusiasm for her housework.   This morning She’s managed to shower, do some ironing, fold a load of laundry, and get the bedding into the washing machine — all in two hours.  Not bad since She mostly spent the last two days asleep.

So, He has gone off to work.  He took some DayQuill (which She seems to be allergic to) and says He no longer feels like he’s dying.  Even so, he plans to come home for lunch and take the weekend off.  She highly approves!

Yesterday She spoke to someone at the local medical clinic who told her this bug lasts 7-10 days, depending on the victim’s host’s immune system.  She was also told that there are two strains of the virus and several unlucky people have suffered them consecutively!  She thinks this one is bad enough and has no wish to meet the other.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Amoeba deserves an Amazing Husband award. What a great guy! A great sick guy, but GREAT none the less. I gotta tell you Art wouldn’t be kissing me if he thought I had a germ. 🙂

    1. Kay — he really does deserve an award. I wanted his to stay and take care of me, and go away and leave me alone — all at once! I might have been a little whiny, too.

  2. Glad you are feeling better. My immune system is lousy. Sunday will mark 2 weeks of coughing and sneezing. Could it be due to the vog or to a virus?

  3. Glad you’re on the mend. Hope Amoeba will be before long. A weekend off sounds perfect. I wouldn’t want to meet the other strain, either. Or the first one, for that matter.

    I’m not much of a kisser and cuddler when sick. I want someone to check on me to make sure I’m still alive and take care of everything else that needs attention, but otherwise I just want to be left alone. But those times when I’ve needed care, Jim has been great about it. He’s a much better caretaker than I am. We got us a couple of good ones, Q!

  4. Me thinks it’s a form of the flu that we have over here. Sorry he feels bad but glad you feel better.

  5. Quilly dear… I have NO enthusiasm for housework even when I’m feeling TOP NOTCH — I would certainly not use that as a measure for if I were feeling better! But I’m glad you are — and I hope the Amoeba will be soon!

  6. Quilly, glad you are starting to feel better. Hope the Amoeba will be feeling better soon.

    Just wondering what the next Quilldancer Prompt is going to be after you are feeling well enough to get back into the Day to Day things.

  7. That bug has traveled all the way over here to the Eastern part of the country cause my sister’s entire family has it and so does my mom and her husband. I keep praying that I don’t catch it.

    Don’t over do it Quilly. Ease back in slowly. I know that is hard to do when you get behind on chores and stuff.

Comments are closed.