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The Spins

Your body has a way of deciding that it has had enough.  My everyday world is jam packed, and I don’t really have time to be sick.  Sometimes I think adrenaline carries me through some of my busiest weeks.

I truly believe that sometimes a break in the jam packed routine lets my body finally take over and succumb to whatever illness is trying to take hold.  So, since I have a few days off for the Thanksgiving holiday, I of course, woke up this morning with a sinus infection.

There’s nothing like some severe vertigo and all day dizziness to force you to slow down to a crawl and rest.  I have spent my day watching a few movies and falling asleep on the couch.  Good thing I wasn’t planning to do any Black Friday shopping!

I did manage to snap a few photos of my Mount Shasta view.

Circus Trip 2018: Down Time

I’m in California; almost at the end of my long road trip.  I have driven over 13,000 miles, and have traveled within 32 states (and Washington, D.C).  10 have been states that are new to me in my adult life, although I didn’t explore a few of them at all; rather just driving through.

Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hamphire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and finally California.  It has been a long, enjoyable drive, and I have seen and done so much along the way.  I still have one more state to pass through before reaching Washington once more.

I’ve been having  some down time, in California, and as often happens with me, once I stop to rest, that is when I get sick.  I have been pretty lucky to have not been sick while on this road trip, but now I’ve gotten a cold, complete with sniffles, sneezes, coughing, and exhaustion.  I’m taking some time to recover, resting and sleeping a lot, with lots and lots of cold medicine.  The cold medicine is accompanied by strange, crazy dreams, but I guess that’s a small price to pay for being able to breathe.

Relaxing with a book on the patio

Fortunately I can take some time to get better.  I’ve been thinking a lot about what my future holds; new opportunities that weren’t clear at the beginning of this trip.  Onward…