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for January 1, 2022

HAPPY SICK NEW YEAR

I have spent the entire day either laying on the couch in the den or in the bed. I have had a fever and have sweat pouring off of my body like I was in a shower. To say that this is Covid is all anybody wants to hear. It is not Covid. I have the flu, plan and simple. It's 5 pm and I am feeling the best that I have since Thursday. Yesterday was a progressively worse day for as the day went by I felt worse and worse. The dry cough that I had on Tuesday became evenly dry and wet by Thursday and as of last night I had nothing but hard phlegm bouncing off of my throat.

The bad thing about having what I have is when I cough my head feels like it is going to blow up. It is relentless and unmerciful. Thank goodness I am still on vacation and won't be attending church tomorrow. I don't know what to expect, but I suspect that I will hear from somebody tomorrow as to the attendance. I was out on vacation last week and I heard just how terrible the attendance was - 23 people in the sanctuary and 6 in the parking lot. That is such an embarrassment! To have a guest speaker come in and very few people show up to hear or support him. We have a different speaker tomorrow and is well liked my many, so I am hopeful there will be at least a few more there tomorrow.

I really don't have much to write about today. Spending most of the time in bed or on the couch is nothing exciting. I was able a few minutes ago to go outside for a few minutes to get a breath of fresh air. I went to the garden, it was 72 degrees out and seemed a wonderful spring afternoon. Too bad I had to miss it. I would have enjoyed sitting outside in my shorts and a t-shirt (which is what I have on now). And to think, come Monday Night, we could have snow! Yes, I said snow! Now I don't believe we will see any for the weather patterns in this area are such as to keep the snow to the north and west of our area. In fact, it may snow in Windsor, 20 miles away. I am sitting here watching the weather forecast and the day tomorrow begins with a lot of rain, sometimes heavy. That part is good since we are about 10 inches of rain below normal. We have had only 2.2 inches of rain since October 12th! But it does look like that will be a change over as the temperatures will drop over 40 degrees during the day tomorrow into tomorrow night.

It makes for interesting conversation, especially among the farmers in the Windsor area. I just remain pessimistic when it comes to snow. There really has to be a divine intervention around here for snow to happen.

You know what I think is sad? Going back to what I said a few paragraphs up, I said I won't be attending church tomorrow. That is because I am very much under the weather. If I wasn't on vacation, I would most likely be at church, because finding someone to fill in for me at the last minute is next to impossible. The man who is filling in for me tomorrow was able to do it since I got him locked in to the date back in May. Lindsey Poteat stays booked for long periods of time. I have preached with pneumonia, the flu, laryngitis and other ailments. I am afraid to some degree to call in and cancel church as I often think that there have been other pastors in the past who never did that and I shouldn't be the first to do it. It's silly, I know, but still - that is part of my negative nature.

As for missing church, I did that last week, too. In fact, just about every time I am on vacation I skip church. I sometimes feel like I need a break from church and given the fact that I am more introverted than not, going into a strange situation (a new church) where I don't know anybody, puts me in an awkward place. I don't like to talk about myself, especially visiting a church and when asked "what do you do?" which is always an inevitable question, telling them that I am a pastor - on vacation - seems strange. I know I shouldn't feel that way and there is no reason to be leery about it, but that is just me.

Janice and I are binge watching NYPD Blue again. We usually do this every year. It happens to be one of our favorite cop-crime shows that was ever on television. In fact, it is time for us to watch a couple episodes now. Seeing that I don't have much else to talk about, I am going to stop and get this published. I don't know when I will be feeling up to writing more than a mere eight paragraphs. There are times that I could go on for hours and hours, and then, there is tonight when my mind is wracked my body is aching that I just want to stop.

I hope you all understand. Happy New Year to all my one readers.

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Blogs are about the blogger. It's as if he or she merely toots their own horns about the things they do, say and love.

My life is boring. I read, I watch Glenn Beck and Mark Levin. I listen to Andrew Wilkow. I engage in some conversation with those who are willing to listen (they being masochistic and enjoy killing themselves with my banter).

I plan on just laying out the things that bother me and the things I love. Nothing in-between. I hope you find whatever I put here amusing.