Now I know for sure that winter is on its way. The weather has been sort of wintry, a little chilly and a little breezy, for the last week or so. Even though daylight savings time lasts another month, it has seemed darker at all hours of the day. And this morning I woke up with a sore throat. Thatís as sure a sign of winter as there is.
In fact, I woke up with the sore throat in the middle of the night. I could feel the drainage down my throat, and I probably should have got up and taken something for it, but I didnít feel like it. I didnít feel like moving around much in the middle of the night, and I didnít feel like moving at all today.
Itís probably a good thing itís Sunday. Itís just a shame I had to change the batteries on my TV remote, but I guess that was inevitable. It gets a lot of use, even when Iím feeling chipper, and I was far from chipper today.
Itís likely that the work I did in the yard yesterday contributed to the condition. I knew I was damaging myself, not so much from inhaling seeds and stems and the like, which was bad enough, but more from all the stooping over. I was up and down for about half an hour. I could feel it working on my back, but obviously it was also doing bad things to my breathing as well.