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Taking It Easy. . . Mostly

As I’ve mentioned, it’s been a tough few weeks! I haven’t felt this sick for a long time, BUT (knock on wood!), I think I’ve finally turned the corner! I’ve tried very hard to be mellow and take it easy this week; I think I made a mistake earlier when I started to feel better by doing too much too soon, and I wasn’t about to make that mistake again!

I didn’t do much this week other than laying low at home. . . a few meetings, phone calls, etc. However, I did have an aunt who died last week and, although she’d left very specific instructions that she didn’t want any kind of services, she did consent to a small family gathering. So Sterling and I did venture down to southern Utah a couple of days ago for a small family gathering.

Which was wonderful. . . for several reasons!

For the obvious reason—it was heartwarming to gather with a few family members and celebrate my aunt’s life, as well as just catch up with loved ones.

And it was fabulous to be where the sun was blue and the cliffs were red and the temps were warm! All the way up to 51 degrees! That may not sound warm to some of you, but when you’ve spent weeks in below-freezing temps, 51 is almost toasty! You can see in the picture I wasn’t even wearing a coat!

I loved seeing my brother’s homemade airplane. He made it several years ago, but I haven’t had a chance to see it yet. He flew up for the gathering, and I got to go see his handiwork for the first time. I was very jealous that he flew up from Nevada and it only took him an hour!

And it just felt great to feel good! (Not completely better, but oh, so much better!) I even spent a couple of hours at our Kanab facility, walking the floor and visiting with our employees. It’s been a while since I’ve been down there, and I was glad for the opportunity to see them.

Now we’re back up in the cold and snow, although it is warming up a bit. I think we got to almost 40 degrees here today. And I hear that the groundhog saw his shadow yesterday, so that means it’s an early spring, right?

We can only hope!



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Reader Comments (5)

I am so sad you have been sick for so long. We had it here for a full month. I think we are just coming out of it now, but it's been good and bad. Good to slow down and have a little "forced family time" with no distractions, and bad, simply because we didn't feel good. Each person was down for a good 7-10 days, and we've had a couple of relapses as well. We are certainly grateful for our health and the ability to do so many things now that we are well!!
February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristine John
Oh Shelli, I'm so happy that you are feeling better. Please take care of yourself, you mean so much to me and so many.

Beverlee or 1980, lol
February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeverlee Morales
Glad to hear you are on the mend. I hope to see you in Dallas in a couple of weeks but if not I will understand. I will be flying out to stay with my downline in Austin, she was a FL girl but moved to be near a grandchild so this will be a great chance for me to visit with her and hit the regional too. I was finally able to loose a few pounds after leadership 16 to be Exact and in only 2 weeks! I am on my way to a healthier me too, just in a different way. It is taking a lot of determination but it will be well worth the journey. Love ya
February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebi Pippin
A little bit of sunshine can do you the world of good. Unfortunately it's a rarity here in England at the moment and, like you, I'm post-viral. Hope you continue to feel better!
February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHelen
February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSHH

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