Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Still ill

Continuing unspeakable. I always think I am rather stoical and brave when I get a bug, and then I get one and am absolutely pathetic. I fantastically believe that I may wish it away through sheer force of will. This is magical thinking of the nuttiest kind and makes me ashamed, since I am supposed to be an empiricist.

So I lie in bed, groaning, and thinking in panic of all the work I have to do and all the logistics that must be done and the emails sent and the arrangements made and oh oh oh.

I have tried chicken soup, industrial amounts of vitamin C, Solpadeine, echinacea, ginger tea and all sorts. I know I am properly ill because I have not had a bet for two days. If I cannot study the form, then there must be something direly wrong.

It is so ordinary, and so dull, and so inevitable. Everyone gets a bug, from time to time. It’s all round the village. But I appear to regard the whole thing as a personal affront and a tremendous indignity.

Tomorrow, I shall be bringing in the iron tonic and GETTING UP. Because this is ridiculous.

In my delirium, I saw that there is a best-looking horse competition somewhere on Facebook; some Thoroughbred lovers’ site that I follow, happily. Light-headed from illness and too much sleep (my other sovereign cure for all ailments) I started madly rifling through my old pictures to find the most lovely shots of Red the Mare. Because surely she must win most beautiful horse?:

26 Sept 5-001

And then I wondered if there were a most beautiful dog competition, because really, who could not give this face a championship rosette?:

26 Sept 12

I very sincerely trust that everything will be back to normal tomorrow. Because otherwise I don’t know what will happen.

5 comments:

  1. Our Vicar's Wife26 September 2012 at 20:13

    Tania I've been meaning to comment for ages to say how much I enjoy reading your blog. The horse stories have inspired me to ride again and the hill gives me my bleak fix in London. I love that it always feels like I'm having a really good conversation. Get well soon.

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  2. She definitely gets my vote for Most Beautiful Horse.

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  3. Same here....never been so ill as now. Very low spot.
    Very best get well wishes.
    Anne.x

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  4. Hope you are better soon. I sympathise as it is rampant down here and I succumbed a few days ago.

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  5. Oh, do get well soon. Awful to feel so awful.

    Prizes all around for Pigeon's and Red's beauty.

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