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Thursday, July 7, 2016

It's Not Happening

While I was looking forward to the National Spelling Bee, I won't be able to make it. For two weeks I have felt unwell. I cannot say I was sick, just back and forth with my energy and sleeping too much some days. My allergies did bother me. I coughed just a bit, sneezed a bit, had an earache occasionally, and my throat felt a bit tight on occasion. Finally, it hit me full force.

Yesterday, I had exbf drive me to the doctor. With the long-running symptoms, the doctor thought I might have walking pneumonia. She said it was going around. A blood test ruled out walking pneumonia.

At any rate, I am too ill to make the trip on Friday. The antibiotic has not kicked in yet, so I feel worse today than yesterday. Even if I wake up feeling marvelous tomorrow, today is the day to pack, wash anything that needs washing, just generally making all preparations.

Next year, I will attend. A person does not have to win a local spelling bee to go to nationals. As long as a person is over fifty-years-old and pays the entry fee, the person is in the bee. That surprised me. But, I did win the right to attend.

It's over.


  1. Too bad Hope you feel better soon!

    1. Kristine,
      I am greatly disappointed. I hope I feel better soon, too. I have got to learn to do something before I become so ill.

  2. Replies
    1. EC,
      Thanks for the sentiment. The closer it is to the time I should be leaving, the more it hurts to not be going.

  3. Aww shucks. Maybe next time. Hope you feel better soon!

    1. Lorraine,
      It is Friday morning. Going to WM made me shaky this morning. I WILL GO NEXT YEAR. Thanks.


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