Fall. Leaves fall. Temps fall. Daylight falls. Phat50chick falls. I usually get sick this time of year. I push through summer and try to pack in all the summer fun we didn’t get to in September and then crash and burn in late October. I skipped last year – the first fall in years I managed to stay healthy. Last week I felt punk early on and thought it was medication related, and I finally felt better on Thursday. So I got my flu shot. Probably not the best move. The first time I got a flu shot it knocked me down, but I’ve escaped that until this year. Luckily there were no plans beyond Friday noon that I had to abide by, so I spent yesterday prone on the sofa and expect to do the same today. It’s a good time for reflection, enjoying the autumn leaves out the window, the warmth of the wood stove, and the smell of the soup in the crockpot.
Once again we participated in Providence’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Mr. Phat has done this walk each year since 1993 and this year our grandson walked most of it with his Papa.
We also had the great fortune of a late September sail with friends. Curiously enough, the photo on the left is of me and my friend Debbie. She’s the closest person to me with RA. We are on practically the exact same medication regimen. She’s had it for 5 or 7 years and reached out to me when diagnosed. She was in such pain. I remember telling her it would get better and happily it has for her. She is an active grandmother and she and her husband sail most summer weekends.
So now it time for a little rest before my second favorite season behind Summer.