While many people have been laid up by the flu this winter, I had managed to escape it until this past week. I knew last Saturday, that all was not right with my body. I'll skip all the details, but as the week wore on, and my body became more and more worn out, I put on a mask and saw the PA Friday afternoon. An antibiotic and some over-the-counter meds hopefully will get me back to normal in another week. Big thanks for herbal cough drops, tissue, herbal lemon/ginger tea, and also for a thoughtful card and little plate of cookies from a friend who was on the mend from something similar. My husband made several trips to the store and drove me to the clinic on Friday. I'm also grateful that this wasn't the intestinal flu, because I really do not care to go through that. Being able to be seen by a PA on Friday and not having to go through the weekend sounding like a seal was greatly appreciated too. In another week I hope that my coughing will have quieted considerably, or maybe disappear.
This last Monday morning I faced a couple of early morning challenges.
Challenge #1. The iPad sometimes zooms into an extremely large screen (I don't know why.) and it is quite difficult to get out of it. Sometimes I can just shut everything down, and it will be okay when I start up again, but not Monday morning. I'm feeling grateful for having a desktop computer and an iPad. I was able to use Google on the desktop computer and find out what to do. It seems others have had that same problem on occasion, so there was an answer to be had.
Challenge #2. We use onsuite.com for making long distance calls on our landline. This has been a very inexpensive way to make long distance calls. Monday, after we made a couple of long distance calls, it became impossible to make any more long distance calls. When we tried we got a message that our number was temporarily locked. In all the years we have been one of their customers, we've never had such a problem. I'm so grateful that I was able to reach their customer service line in a matter of a few minutes and was able to get our number unlocked. It was such a quirky thing that caused it to happen in the first place and probably won't happen again.
When I was growing up I collected picture postcards for a while. I didn't pursue that hobby into adulthood. I learned something interesting this past week about how to date the old postcards that people used to make using a family photo on one side of the thin cardboard like postcard. Just in case you ever have a similar puzzle and need some kind of a timeline for when a photo might have been taken, click on the following link. I'm thankful for being able to learn this family history research skill.
Music that teaches important truths touch my heart and mind. I'm thankful for this one that I listened to this week.
I'm thankful for quotations that cause me to pause and to think.
I'm thankful for Easter, and since we do not live very close to our children, we will probably talk with them on the phone and catch up with what is going on in their lives. Although we do that rather frequently, holidays are special. My church has its General Conference the first weekend in April, so being able to listen to speakers talking about ways to live a life that more closely resembles the manner the Savior taught us to live makes it even more special when the conference coincides with Easter.
Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend.