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This is pretty much how I feel today - wilted. I've got some sort of a virus, not a cold, not the flu, but I don't feel
well. I couldn't drag myself out of the bed this morning, so although I felt guilty as downsizing has stripped our staff numbers to the bone and it was copy day today , I just went back to sleep...and sleep and more sleep. I think I even slept more than the cat did today and that is saying something. At one stage Toffee joined me for an afternoon nap which I thought was cute - until I remembered Oscar the Cat and his ability to detect patients who are about to breath their last. But luckily Toffee just wanted somewhere warm and comfortable to curl up. In between sleeping I am reading 'Let the Great World Spin ' - a lyrical interweaving of stories, of broken lives, of shared histories, of accidents of fate.
And not wanting to miss a PAD I took this picture of a rose which, like me, isn't looking its best today.

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Available Light Images04-Feb-2010 06:42
this is a cute image and a fine metaphor for your own state... get well soon, and if you're not feeling your best, keep away from cats with foresight :-)
Carol Breton04-Feb-2010 04:53
Wilted and still beautiful. ~
Keith O'Brien03-Feb-2010 12:29
Hope its not catching!! Get well soon! Nice pic btw.
Neal Nye03-Feb-2010 12:24
Much more interesting than a perfect rose in full bloom. May you feel better soon!
Kevin Chester03-Feb-2010 10:11
It may be on its last legs but what a photo it makes. Get well soon. But not before you finish that book ;-)
Yvonne03-Feb-2010 06:57
Beautiful shot of the fading rose...hope you're feeling so much better today!
lou_rozensteins03-Feb-2010 06:47
I particularly like the colour ..... the details are excellent too. Well done.
LynnH03-Feb-2010 00:55
This is superb! The color and focus are perfect! Boy, you do good work when you are sick! LOL. I do hope you will be on the mend after a good rest! BV for the photo!
Nora van Beek03-Feb-2010 00:26
Your wilting rose is still very beautiful. I like the nice crisp edges. I hope you are on the mend very soon! ~V~
pkocinski03-Feb-2010 00:14
Not feeling good didn't steal away your creativity - this is great! Hope you feel much better tomorrow.
laine03-Feb-2010 00:08
Yes, LOL @ Oscar, he has made us all think...hope you've caught up & feeling hope for the rose though :)
Máire Uí Mhaicín02-Feb-2010 22:59
Old rose is a beautiful delicate colour, and I hope you get that colour back in your cheeks soon!
Blandine Mangin02-Feb-2010 22:36
wonderful colors ! v
Ulla Inkeri Huhta02-Feb-2010 22:18
If my cats were like Oscar I´d been dead looong time ago! I´m pretty sure all 3 see me as a giant hotwater bottle... So does the dog.
I hope you feel better soon. Sleeping is the best medicine ...and chocolate!
I´m sure I´ve almost gone into hybernating this winter, can sleep around the clock + some if there´s time...
Phillip Normanton02-Feb-2010 21:49
Oh, I'd curl up for another day with Toffee I think - keep warm :o) The rose is fading elegantly
Doug Cruden02-Feb-2010 21:30
Yikes, a telepathic cat! Lovely photo Mairead, I hope you feel better soon...if it's any consolation, even though you're not feeling well, you still managed to take a fabulous photo :o))
Patricia Kay02-Feb-2010 21:29
Sorry to hear you are not well...sleep is the best cure...Love the faded Rose image Mairead....BV
lisamidi02-Feb-2010 21:24
Lovely rose in its fading beauty, but feel better soon, Mairead!
Valene02-Feb-2010 21:06
Nice wilted rose image. I hope you feel better soon. V
Stephanie02-Feb-2010 20:50
Feel better soon Mairead. I hope to see a fresh flower tomorrow! :) V
Colin Storey02-Feb-2010 20:48
Lovely weeping rose shot, hope you feel better tomorrow. v
Johnny JAG02-Feb-2010 20:33
LOl @ the Oscar comment, I do hope Toffee doesn't have that gift! Get well soon.
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