I was beginning to think this challenge had been discontinued or worse, I’d missed it, but Joelle has just admitted she’d forgotten to post it for two months!

Today’s prompt is:  A strange thing that happened to you when you were sick.  

I’m not sick very often, but back in 1975, it was thought I had glandular fever and I was off work for five weeks.
The boyfriend was very good and came to visit every evening, but there were no snuggles and cuddles in case he caught whatever I had.
However, I got a craving for two things.
Despite a sore throat and sensation of swallowing broken glass, the only thing I was able to keep down was gingernut biscuits. Mum was buying them by the box.
The second was jigsaw puzzles, and I completed the biggest I’d ever attempted, which was 3000 pieces. When it was finished, it was put under the bed, but never got round to being framed.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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  1. floridaborne says:

    Excellent! 120 words and no one would know you were word-limited in expressing your experience with a nightmare sickness.

    Sorry about missing 2 months. I went to the doctor’s office for a blood test on April 1 and came down with chills, and 103F fever the day I was supposed to write TMAT120 I was sick for a month, and by the next month I was rushing to catch up with work.

    I have to admit that although my experience was bad, yours sounds brutal.

    • Good to see you back with this Joelle. They never did confirm if it was glandular fever or not, and I still have a liking for gingernuts and pouzzles!!

  2. Sadje says:

    Wow, 3000 pieces! That’s something! I am happy to do 400 pieces.

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