This Saturday’s Stream of Consciousness prompt from Linda G. Hill is “Point”. The instructions for this are to close your eyes, open a book, and put your finger on a page. Whatever word, phrase, or sentence, your finger lands on is what you are to write about.
So here it goes. But first I should say that the closest book to me is one of my own (Playing in the Rain) as I didn’t want to have to run upstairs and search for another.
Eyes closed, thumbing through the book and…. “The first symptoms appear quickly,” he continued.
It’s fall and with fall comes the higher chance of contracting some cold or flu virus, and I don’t have time for that.
Last weekend I attended my first book conference. I prepared for it for about two weeks before hand. Picking up things I need, making bookmarks (the first time I’d ever had something like that and they turned out well.) Every time I got back into my car I used my hand sanitizer. I did not want to get sick before this big event. I even kept my excitement at bay. In the past, whenever I got excited about doing something or going somewhere I ultimately ended up coming down with something.
The event came and went, and I managed to escape illness. I have another possible four events between now and Christmas. So, I will continue with the hand sanitizer and maybe throw in some exercise. A few years ago I got into the habit of a regular excercise routine and while everyone around me suffered from colds, I didn’t get so much as a sniffle.
Anyway, I hope all of you are healthy and if a virus has darkened your door may you get well soon.
À votre santé!