Under the Weather…

Mark has been hacking and coughing from some stupid cold bug that seems to be making its rounds all over.  I used to get colds whenever anyone breathed  on me, but it seems like the past couple of years, I have been dodging the colds going around.  Until last night.

I took the kids and a couple of their friends to the mall yesterday for a few hours and spent the time looking around.  I rarely get the “urge” to shop, but it was kind of fun with no restrictions or kids calling out to look at this and that!

By the time we were heading home, *it* was beginning to hit.  My throat began to tighten and I felt miserable.  I don’t have a sore throat, but scratchy and yucky. 

Our red skies led to some wild winds last night, and then during the night, the monsoons began!  Fortunately, we didn’t get those pounding, out-of-control rains that just refuse to stop. Instead, it came down steadily and at a “nice” rate! However…..

Michelle went to work this morning, and I took her down.  After that, I drove to Canandaigua to pick up some things that were needed.  I couldn’t balk when I had to walk what seemed like a mile to get to the store, since everyone else had taken the close parking spots.  There was  no one  around to hear me grumble since the umbrella was removed from the Explorer, so  I just kept my comments to myself!  I did get drenched, though!

I came home and went to bed, shivering and feeling very cold! I only slept about half an hour, then went down to pick Michelle up from work.  As I was driving down the hill to pick her up,  I looked far across the valley.  I thought I saw a waterfall, but was unsure. And, since I was so miserable I could hardly move my body, I did NOT carry a camera with me.

As Michelle and I ascended up the hill towards home,  I asked her if she had her camera. Yes, she did!  We got up to the place where I had seen the waterfall and she snapped a photo.  Michelle’s camera only has 3x optical zoom, so the waterfall isn’t greatly visible.


It is supposed the Finger Lakes were formed by glacial movement, thus creating deep crevices throughout the hills.  The waterfall I happened to observe was the result of our abundant rainfall.

I was rather pleased with myself….I am usually daydreaming and sometimes miss such unusual “scapes”! All that, even while feeling totally miserable!!!