I’ve taken an at-home Covid test, and it was negative, but I still feel… poorly.
So I must apologize; normal service will be restored as soon as I’m well enough to sit at my computer for a bit…
p.s. yes, it is snowing in Chicago right now, but it’s supposed to turn into rain later today…
p.p.s. If you don’t already follow Alexey Kljatov on Instagram, go find him and add him to your list. He takes snowflake photographs, and his images will change what you thought you knew about snow, as well as fill your day with amazement and beauty…
Lauren, Bristol UK says
Take care Janice. Hope you feel better soon x
Poor you regardless to what ails you I really hope you feel better soon. Rest up so you don’t end up in a flare as well.
Jerri b says
Take care of yourself and hydrate! We’ll be here when you’re ready for us.
Take care. I hope you have a minor infection and make a full recovery. I discovered you this year and following your posts and researching your archives has brought me great joy. I spent 8 months in hospital – 6 months on a ventilator courtesy of Covid. I have since had my double vaccine. I am still dependent on supplemental oxygen but I embrace the life I have and live joyfully.
I am a medical doctor and unapologetically pro vaccine. I wish nobody the experience I have had. It is however possible to regain a quality of life with faith, hope and love. I look forward to your next post – I love following the adventures of your heroines!
Beth T says
Take care of yourself, try and self-isolate from your Mum and Belovedst Hopefully, you will feel better soon.
We can entertain ourselves for a week, revisiting all your lovely posts.
Hope you feel better soon!!
Margriet Dekker says
I hope you will be better very soon!
Helen Haig says
Take care! I like to enter a color into your website search bar and go through all the wardrobes with that color and get ideas for wardrobe possibilities for the next season. Then, I update those ideas using your current posts. While you take the time you need to recover, that will give us the opportunity to prepare for what comes next! Sending you healing vibes!
Veronica Burgess says
take some VitD3 10000iu X 2 in oil capsules super boost you immunity plus zinc & magnesium each day please 0997& u’ll feel better soon X v
The come down from any stressful activity is fraught with illnesses and ailments. If you need the break, take it. We would all prefer a well rested you and a fresh start in the new year than a wrung out you trying to force your way to the end of the week.
Sandra Behler says
Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery!. Lots of germs circulating now-self care is the most important thing. We can wait and anticipate your next lovely post. ❤️
Heartfelt get well wishes! So very sorry you’re feeling awful.
Please rest and fully recover before even thinking of blogging again❣️
Thank you for the stunning snowflake photo. I looked up others as you suggested – simply marvellous!!!
Hope you are feeling better soon!
feel better soon, i’m so glad you didn’t have covid, i’ve had it, and was hospitalized for it, i’m still getting over it — i couldn’t get a vaccine in time.
i never thought i would be grateful when someone was sick with just a cold …… but with covid around, if someone is sick with a cold, i feel like i should congratulate them for not having covid
Please stay safe and get well soon. Your health is the most important thing. Take care of yourself, the first priority!
I do hope you are feeling better very soon, Janice!
Please take very good care of yourself!
I hope you feel better soon! If you don’t, please get a PCR test. Someone in my family tested negative at home, but was positive on a PCR ?
Hope you feel all better pronto! Turns out serious snowflake photography is quite a difficult thing – here are some other stories & photos you might find intriguing while resting up (lots!) and recovering:
Shirley Jarrett says
Take care, hunker down with some cozy pj’s & now is the time to catch up on some streaming!
Hope you feel better pronto! Turns out serious snowflake photography is a complicated thing – here are a few links you might find interesting as you rest (lots!) and recover:
(I was diagnosed w Covid this week but it has so far been no worse than a mild cold. The friends & family who got it pre-vaccine got very sick (including hospital time, lingering aftereffects, and in one case, death). I’m really really grateful to have been vaxxed & boosted before it got to me!)
Thank you for the links, I especially loved reading about Wilson Bentley!
Wishing both you and Janice a speedy recovery.
Karen Hahn says
I am also recovering from Covid /pneumonia. Long road ahead, however I am still on this side of the dirt. Doing better each day. Take care and be well!!!
Ardyth J. Eisenberg says
Fingers crossed for you. It’s turning lives as topsy turvy now as it did in 2020.
Streaming recommendations: Wind River, on Amazon Prime. Shetland, on BritBox or Acorn (until Season 6, when it went off the rails). Baalthazaar — can’t remember where — until the last season when it went off the rails. Foyle’s War — forget where — I still miss the characters and the best insight into WW II ever. Intelligence — can’t remember where (mmm — is there a pattern here???). New Tricks, on BritBox or Acorn. Still miss these characters too. Montalbano, on Amazon Prime. And — wait for it — Deep Space Nine. I’m not an SF girl, and, to my amazement, found this all-absorbing.
I loved New Tricks. And agree with you about Shetland going off the rails!! Why do shows do that? My son’s girlfriend and I were talking just last night about shows we watched for several series, and then wham! They would just go off the rails into this rabbit hole of unbelievable nonsense!
I’ve already watched Shetland, Foyle’s War, and New Tricks. No wonder we are friends!
Beth T says
I was disappointed when Foyle’s War ended then Foyle was dispatched to the Secret Service but that was pulled after a few episodes. Other series I can watch endlessly on repeat:
Poirot with David Suchet
Vera (North-East no-nonsense detectives)
Morse (Oxford detectives based on the books by Colin Dexter)
Endeavour – prequel series as the young Morse
Lewis (Morse’s partner and successor)
Midsomer Murders (some bonkers plots but the settings are in my part of England)
Silent Witness (20 years of a forensics and pathology series)
Any Jane Austen series or films!
Oh, Morse is great! What a character….
Beth T – I can’t tell you How MANY times I have re-watched Midsomer Murders – and I also loved Morse, Endeavor, Vera and Silent Witness. I love a lot of the BBC detective series – I alternate between Acorn and Britbox – I wish just one of them would have them all. There’s another one that concentrates on forensics – Waking the Dead. I also like the more light hearted (?) Death in Paradise. Cheers!
Waking the Dead is great – and I think I’ve watched every episode of Midsomer Murders. Morse is good, Endeavor is good, Vera is excellent, and I haven’t seen Silent Witness. I don’t think… After a while, I forget what all I’ve seen!
Kathy Lacasse says
Just saw on the news today that the rapid tests may not be effective in identifying the Omicron variation. FYI
Take good care of yourself and I hope you will be feeling better soon.
Gail Finke says
We’ve all got Covid on the brain, but I was knocked out for the week and a half before Christmas with a really bad, exhausting cold, and am still feeling pretty bad from its after effects. (I had three at-home Covid tests because I went to a family funeral, I had to go into the office briefly and someone there is immuno-compromised — he is the person I got the cold FROM — and I wanted to be extra sure after 10 days knowing that the test can miss positives in the first few days even though that’s when you’re most contagious). I think everyone forgot you can still get sick, even VERY sick, from other things! I’m sorry you got one… rest and feel better!!!!
So sorry you’re ill, Janice! I hope you take all the time you need away from the blog to rest and recuperate.
I hope you’re feeling better soon. Get lots of rest and cozy time.
Feel better soon!
My dad bought me a whole book on snowflakes. Something so satisfying about the perfect rules they build themselves with–and the infinite variety within those rules.
Lorrie Orr says
Do take good care of yourself. I second the comment advising a PCR test. My husband is in health care and the advice here is – a positive rapid test is a definite red light, but a negative rapid test is NOT a green light.
We are enjoying a week of rare snow here – I love the way it sparkles, and the kids are having a wonderful time!
NATALIE K says
Janice, Praying for you!!
The common cold just doesn’t feel the same anymore. You knew where you were when the sore throat and sneezing started, but these days it seems to be all lethargy and coughing (well it was with me anyway – twice this season too).
By the way, I’ve been loving your recent posts and I agree to a dark core with a relaxed jumper or long cardigan, ankle boots and a patterned scarf is the way to go this winter.
Wishing you a speedy recovery Janice.
Janice, along with the many others, I hope you feel better, no matter what you have. In the meantime I think I will ramble through your posts on uniform dressing, the original common core, and maybe Edith and the Kingpin. Or navy, grey and teal.
Please get well soon.
Janice here’s hoping you feel better soon. So glad it isn’t Covid.
Vancouver Barbara says
Hope you feel better soon. I hope you can cosset yourself to the max. They say laughter is the best medicine. I’ve been watching reruns of Dharma and Greg. It makes me laugh out loud. Maybe it will do the same for you. And if you want to see some real Canadian content that also makes me laugh out loud (with a warning for foul language) watch Letter Kenny. It’s hilarious.
Lisa P says
Along with the others, I’m sending warm wishes that you feel better soon. In the meantime, I hope you can rest and stay cozy and just let the world go by. ?
Lisa P in Canada
Allison Aul says
Janice, your work is a wonderful gift to the world. I’m sure we all want you to be feeling better no matter how long it takes. Please take care of yourself.
beth byrd says
Sorry to hear you are under the weather, Janice!
The best thing you can do is rest! And rest some more!
Do get well soon, though.
I will amuse myself by enjoying your archived posts!
Oooohhh, poor baby , feel better soon ! And yes, Foyle’s War and New Tricks have been enjoyed here too . I love so many of the BBC productions !
Dearest Janice, please rest well I hope you feel better soon. ❤️❤️❤️
Hoping you feel better soon!
Jackie Katz says
Hope you have a speedy recovery!
Janice, take good care of yourself! We have plenty to entertain ourselves with your archives!
We aren’t going anywhere, Janice. Take care, drink lots of liquids and have a speedy recovery.
Janice, I hope you feel better soon. Carla.
Susan Graby says
I hope you’ll be feeling better soon. I just came down with Omicron, no fun, but not bad either. Nothing a couple of Advil doesn’t take care of.