Yikes ……

…… it’s been awhile since I’ve written.

Sorry. I’d loved to say that life had gotten in the way but we all know that’s not really true.

Covid, anyone?

Since I last left you I made a short, unexpected trip back to Waco.

I was there for a week to sign some papers, get my car inspected and re-registered.

You know …… fun!

But I did get to see some of the grands and some of my kids so that was great.

I then came back to NY where I’ve been quarantined again (for the most part). Today is my last day. It’s gone mostly well if you don’t count the last three days from hell.

Not to get visually graphic but I don’t think there were any fluids left in my body by the end of Friday. I wasn’t sure what was going on and then I think I put my finger on it. This happened once before and I ended up in the ER with it about a year or so ago. At the time my theory was shrugged off by the Dr but now I know I was right. Both times I took an Alleve in the morning on an empty stomach. I was fine for a few hours and then wham!

It hit fast and furious and was painful and horrific. The end result (if you get my drift) was blood. A whole lot of blood. Which is why I went to the ER. At that time they just gave me an IV, anti nausea drugs, an antibiotic and sent me home saying it had probably been an infection. I felt better the next day.

On Friday I took the Alleve because I’d been having severe pain in my neck and shoulder muscles. Again, I was fine for a few hours. And then I wasn’t. At all.

Death would’ve been welcomed.


My ribs in the front and back are still sore from all of the empty heaving. Well, except for the two cups of coffee I had after I took the Alleve.

I think I may be off coffee now. And Alleve. At least on an empty stomach.

So there you go. My weekend.

How was yours? 🤣

In other news, I have been more politically active this year than ever. I’ve spent the last week filling out postcards to encourage people to vote. It’s easy to do when you’re stuck inside. And it’s a pretty easy task.

Of course, I make it a bit more difficult when I have to fight the urge to write things like, “You poor thing! I can NOT believe your parents named you that!”. Or, “Wow, you really live in ______?! I’ve always wanted to visit. Do you love it?”

You know, things like that. I’m sure that’s not an issue for most people but then, I’m not most people, am I?

And in even more other news, my Waco house finally sold. I know!

So it’s time to get all of my ducks in a row and make NY official. Yes, it IS about time.

Now if we can just reach a point where we can travel without having to quarantine! Even with masks. I don’t care, I just want to be able to go to Texas often and not have to stay stuck in my apartment every time I return.

And everywhere else!

I hope you and yours are safe and healthy.

Wash your hands.

Wear a mask!

And …… VOTE!!

2 thoughts on “Yikes ……

  1. Jo Ann Cook

    Oh, Janine, I’m so sorry you were so ill; but I’m happy that you were able to self-diagnose and get yourself to an ER! As to voting and wearing a mask–yes to both. I’m also a great hand washer. Sending you love, hugs, and well wishes, Jo Ann PS I still faithfully read the book you sent me. It helps a lot!

  2. Chris, who lurks

    Oh Janine, so sorry to read you were so ill. Hopefully, you’re feeling much better now! I’m laughing (Even though it’s not really funny about your quarantine wish- because at least you’re traveling to quarantine.) I am living in quarantine. Since March. That is about as un-fun as it sounds. I have left my house for 2 haircuts and to pick up curbside. Silly me, I thought summer would be better because we could be outside! And socially distanced! Nope, my husband still thought that my wanting to see my BFF at her mom’s private pool was asking to kill him (still did it once) All I want is some time with my people…..instead I spent 24/7 in the house. There will be no birthdays, no holidays, nothing but endless doom and gloom. But, I am voting. Got my ballot yesterday. 🙂


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