Yesterday was the monthly get-together with Gill and Julie for our 'Ladies who lunch' group. We tried a different place this time and very nice it was. I got home at just after 3.30 and by five o'clock, I had started to feel cold. Half an hour later, I had turned the heating on, was wearing extra layers and clutching a hot water bottle but still shivering uncontrollably. My head ached and I had pains throughout my bones.
Elder Daughter has, in the past, used the word 'hypochondriac' in connection with me. Very unfair, I know, but I can't deny that thoughts of brain tumours, meningitis and other unidentified terminal illnesses did cross my mind as I took myself off to bed.
This morning, I am up and Paddy is waiting patiently for his walk.
I'm not rushing though...
Da dawg will just have to be patient for a little while longer.