Saturday, February 9, 2013

~ ~ ~ time out ~ ~ ~

Flatwoods Plum blooming in side yard

so i can finally talk.
my throat's been sore 
my voice gravely
from coughing too much.

it takes a lot for me to actually go to the doctor.

but after trying all my usual natural healing remedies...
and nothing seemed to be getting rid of this congestion...
my throat was getting sorer
my ribs felt mega-bruised!

one of nature's curly-q's

i gave in.

diagnosed - bronchitis.

sent home with antibiotics, an inhaler, cough suppressants
and the suggestion to use a vaporizer at night & get some rest.

two weeks later.
still coughing.  but better. 
throat no longer scratchy & ribs don't pain me when breathing!
minimal wheezing.
slowly easing back into work, living on cough drops during the day.

i'm taking time off...from blog.

“Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.” 
~ Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

i feel a weight on my shoulders.
a trapped kind of feeling.  
like a slave to the internet at times.
i need
get up. get out. feel the sun.
watch the flowers grow. smell them.
spy on the bugs & birds...all the little critters!

listen. take pictures. create more. 
so many trails to wander...trees & moons to sit under...
books to read.

the full moon behind Oak tree branch on 23 january 2013

of course i won't be gone forever.
just a hiatus.
time for my body...

“I give thanks for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, 
and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, 
which is infinite, 
which is yes.” 
~E.E. Cummings

i'll still be wandering out here now & then,
and will visit all the places i love.

take care.
be safe.


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emo - doing his little halloween dance!


  1. Get better soon!

    My little brother has some month-long super flu or some such going on.

  2. Enjoy the break.

  3. Zdrowiej, czytaj książki, odpoczywaj i wracaj, kiedy będziesz na to gotów. Pozdrawiam.
    Healthier, read a book, rest and come back when you're ready. Yours.

  4. *Ouch* I had bronchitis when I was in boot camp, and my goodness I'm pretty sure I coughed out a few chunk of lungs. My ribs, throat and chest were beat up, too.

    Heal. Soon... without rushing.

    If blogging for fun begins to feel like a task, run for the hills and take some cute pictures. That's my motto. Actually, my motto is more like run and write something, but I'm always up for change ;-)

    I'm glad I can check up on you through Facebook.

    Emo looks handsomely fierce. Tell him that I've been looking for one of his cousins to bring home ;-)

  5. Get well soon! Best wishes!

  6. go. get refreshed. but don't stay gone too long.

  7. Sorry to hear about your coughing fits/bronchitis . . . can wear us down big time. I think you have the flu strain no one needs or wants!

    Continue to heal, stop in and visit . . . I will be here and always look forward to seeing your gorgeous photos of the moon, like the one above and some of the "critter shots" too.

    Most of all, enjoy the "Time Out" . . .
    Enjoying Laura . . . a chance to BE and DO will be the best healing ever . . .
    My caring, hugs, love . . . Lynne

  8. So glad you're some takes a while. I was so sore in my ribs from the coughing, I couldn't bend over to tie shoes or put socks on. It was horrible. I, too, ended up going to emergency care-pneumonia! Anyway, the sun and a fresh breeze will do you good. Makes you smile to be out there wandering, and not giving a rat's ass!

    Love your blossoms! Take care, and, do come back! Hugs!♥

  9. Feel better! Enjoy your hiatus...I look forward to seeing what you come back with.

  10. Sorry to hear you've been unwell. Do enjoy your time outdoors, have ample rest and get well real soon! :)

  11. Heus nog een paar dagen,het komt goed.

  12. Take care and get better. I had bronchitis in October and thought I was on the way out. Finally dragged myself to the doctor and the steroid shot knocked out the painful inflammation within a few hours. After that, it was just a matter of getting over the rest of it.

  13. Laura, enjoy your break and I hope you feel better soon. I hope you do not stay away too long though. I have been missing your post. Take care! Eileen

  14. Get better my friend! The sun and nature are healing .....spend time with them. I'll be here when you get back :)

  15. Oh Laura I do hope you are feeling better by now. I hope all is well. Rest your mind, your body and your soul. I will be thinking of you out doing what you love. See you when you get back from exploring. HUGS B

  16. Oh Laura I do hope you are feeling better by now. I hope all is well. Rest your mind, your body and your soul. I will be thinking of you out doing what you love. See you when you get back from exploring. HUGS B

  17. Even Emo is saying- hey mom take it easy and get better quickly- I need you to chase me around the yard! Take care of you- I always am happy to see you've posted and it's true when you go for a space away at a time- then you are in a person's thoughts even more! Peace- Karen

  18. being in your church will sort you out m'dear..much love from across the pond x

  19. Loving Emo's halloween dance. Hoping you feel better soon. you know that of all people, I know how it feels when you need that little bit of space, when all the obligations just become too much. So take what you need. Be back fully when you are ready. Love and Light.

  20. Get well soon -- let your spirit heal and soar and more prosaically, let your damn bronchitis go away ;>). Take care.

  21. I'm glad you found me elsewhere:) We'll have an easier time to saying Hola:) Your cold is what I had several weeks ago. That nasty cough however is still with me:( Feel better and get out. Because that's what it's all about:)

  22. Laura, I pray you continue to heal dynamically. Enjoy your hiatus. Looking forward to your return. Much love. Xoxoxo. Until we meet again ill go through post I haven't had the time to savor deeply.

  23. Do all you can to get better. I know from personal experience that bronchitis can come around and get you again just when you think it's gone. Love all your photos but my favorites are the moon shot and Emo's halloween dance.

  24. glad to hear you are feeling better. Nothing wrong with a break! I'm sure you will be gathering some fabulous photos ;-) Those curly-q's are my fave!

  25. Dear Laura, rest up, heal and, yes, take time for yourself.
    There's only so much you can fit in a day.
    Am sending my warmest thoughts your way xx

  26. I am sorry to hear that you were so sick. I hope you are now feeling your vitality and health again!

    wishing you a wonderful time away. sounds perfect.

  27. Hope your break is going well. Relax enjoy Hugs B

  28. Just checking in to say hi, and that I miss seeing you around, but totally and completely understand how entrapping the internet can be. Hope you've gotten your health back- and catching some more awesome photos to share later! Take good care of you!

  29. Thinking of you hope you are feeling better. Hugs B

  30. I could have sworn I left a comment here, but oh well. Thinking of you, Laura, & hope you are feeling better & enjoying some richly-deserved time "off". This internet can (& does) trap many of us & I think it's important to withdraw from it for a time as often as we can - or choose to. As you can certainly tell, all of us loyal followers support you & wish only the best for you. Come back only when you feel fully recovered and ready - then we know you'll once again enchant us with your unique outlook, photos, & wonderful way with words. Be well!

  31. Dear Laura, I hope you get better soon so you can relax and enjoy time off. Bronchitis is not a simple illness -- after-effects can linger for years if not taken care of. So seriously, be a lazy healing lady whose most strenuous activity is petting Emo!
    Love, Jean

  32. The Flatwoods Plum flowers are looking so beautiful. Wow! The shot of the moon is so wonderful. Thank you for sharing great post. Red Maple Tree


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