* Stumbling along

That would be me.  Missing all blogging challenges for a couple of weeks, especially Cee’s, Nerd in the Brain’s, Jennifer Wells’, and Lizzi’s.  Major bummer.

I’m also missing my brain.

“I could while away the hours
Conferring with the flowers,
Consulting with the rain;
And my head I’d be scratching
While my thoughts are busy hatching
If I only had a brain.”  (apologies to Ray Bolger and the Wizard of Oz)

And “Where, oh where, did my energy go?  Oh where, oh where could it be?  I would search high and low if my legs they would go, oh where, oh where can it be?”  Seriously, walking to the couch has been difficult.  I’ve had a few dermatology procedures this summer which sidelined me, but the kidney infection (followed by a colonoscopy) has flattened me to the ground.  My kiddos are in mourning.  “Why is Mrs. Everson/ Aunt Katharine always sick?”  But thank you, faithful readers, for continuing to rummage through my virtual bookshelves!   And continuing to follow me, which means you are at a virtual standstill.


My dearest kidney infection widower is stuffing food in me at every opportunity, bringing tea and chocolate and comfort.  Yes, he says I will be able to think again.  He assures me my energy will return.  I AM improving but it’s s-l-o-w.  Maddeningly slow.

After living “brain free” for a couple of weeks, I decided to address my feeble-mindedness.  I rejoined Lumosity’s ranks last week after a two year hiatus.  I LOVE Lumosity and it’s better than ever.  (I wish I were!)  More games, nicely personalized, and costs less, too.  Sadly, they kept all my old scores on games I used to rock, like Word Bubbles Rising.  Would you believe 4,000 points under my highest scores?  I am now hitting 6-digit figures again, but my fingers are leaden, along with my brain cells.

In case you are wondering, this is not complaining.  Once is simply sharing, reblogging would be griping.   I’m stumbling, not grumbling.   I could deflate this entire post with “I know I have it better than most of the world,” but no, being flattened to the ground is not my ideal state.

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