Sick enough for Granny’s graveyard stew

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I have been violently ill over the last five days or so.  I seem to go into stasis when I am ill, and time becomes meaningless.  Lots of time on the toilet.  Lots of time in the netherworld doze wake doze.  Every day I would set on the edge of my bed and think that I would pad down to the studio and write, only to diverted to the bathroom and back to bed for some more wakey-sleepy. My strength is largely gone, but the signs are that the disease is loosening its grip.  I hope.

I was surprised by the number of messages in my inbox, far more than I can respond to today.  Write this, sip a cup of chicken bullion, and then it’s back to slumberville for me.

I think my family realized how serious it was when I asked for a bowl of graveyard stew.  A concoction apparently only known to Texans.  It is simple, really.  Toasted bite sized pieces of heavily butter toast, warm milk and a tablespoon of cream.  It is made for infirm people who cant chew or eat strong foods.  It did help, and that was encouraging.

I am mainly posting this to apologize to people for my not responding to their posts. I don’t know when I am going to be up for that. Soon, I hope.  So don’t give up on me yet, and if you have the time, shoot off prayer for quick healing.

Good morning!

14 thoughts on “Sick enough for Granny’s graveyard stew

    Boo said:
    February 5, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    GET WELL!!!


    Catherine said:
    February 5, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    Bless your heart, Rusty. I hope you are feeling better very soon. Keeping you in my prayers.


    Anonymous said:
    February 5, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Get better Brother!


    rwiegers1155 said:
    February 5, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    That’s some pretty uptown graveyard stew there, buddy. My dad ate it a lot, only the Pennsylvania version was untoasted, plain white bread with some sugar and milk. Of course, we didn’t always have a toaster in those days so….


    Rivergirl said:
    February 5, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    Sorry to hear you’re under the weather. Or covers as the case may be. Hope it’s nothing serious.


    Lia Storm said:
    February 5, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    I was wondering about you, but don’t have your email to be able to contact you so figured you would pop up at some point and didn’t even go down the road of you “would not pop up”. Hope you feel better soon and for now just rest and don’t give the twilight zone a second thought. We will all be here when you are up to returning. ❤


    thehuntress915 said:
    February 6, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Sending good vibes and prayers for your speedy recovery Rusty!

    Liked by 1 person

    littlewhip said:
    February 9, 2021 at 10:09 am

    Hey Ol’ Bean…when my folks had Covid the only symptoms they had were vomiting and diarhea, plus severe fatigue, all they wanted to do between pukin’ and poopin’ was sleep. Neither of them ever ran a single degree of fever, either. Maybe it’s time for a visit to the ER? I am worried about you.

    Liked by 1 person

      Rusty Armor responded:
      February 11, 2021 at 2:27 pm

      Thought about it … but I don’t think you get bloody stools from Covid …


        littlewhip said:
        February 12, 2021 at 8:21 am

        Yeah they did.

        Liked by 1 person

    The Hinoeuma said:
    February 21, 2021 at 2:48 am

    You feeling better, yet?

    Liked by 1 person

      Rusty Armor responded:
      February 21, 2021 at 12:25 pm

      Just starting my way out of the woods. This one really set me back … but yeah, think I am on the mend.


    littlewhip said:
    February 22, 2021 at 10:36 am

    ~breathes a sigh of relief~


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