Under the weather.
That’s the turn of phrase that crossed my mind earlier this morning, since that is what I currently am. Running a slight fever and feeling more tired than usual, I figure I’ve caught the tailend of whatever bug my brother had last week.
Anyway, I began to wonder how that phrase came about. My guess is that it’s because if you stay outside in cold rain, or snow, or intense heat, you can get sick. Therefore, the weather would have made you sick. So, you’d be under the weather’s influence. Hence, you’d be “under the weather”.
So that was my main ponder of the day. What’s your opinion?
I just finished reading “Puddlejumpers” by Mark Jean and Christopher C. Carslon. I have to admit, the beginning of the book was a bit slow, but full of description, and it really didn’t start to pick up until the main character, Ernie Banks, left Chicago to go to a farm. That was about a quarter of the way through the book. It was an interesting concept for a book, though.
Well, I’m going to apologize for a short post today. Just wanted you all to know I’m still alive and as well as I can be, at the moment. Hoping to be better and back to my old health-status soon!
Look for my words again!