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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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