Friday, February 1, 2008

Observations from a sick day


I'm home sick today with an odd bug. Lucky for me, not sick enough to miss these observations.

1. Whole wheat toast just goes right through.
2. 7-up tastes like being sick
3. When I watch those baby-delivery shows on TLC, I cry big fat tears every time the baby is born, like I don't know how it ends. I'll always wail "Oh, it's a baby!" then cry until my contacts get smeary.
4. Strangely, even when I'm sick, I still love cooking shows. Emeril was making some mean looking sirloin sliders with horseradish cream. I think that will be on the menu for the Super Bowl.
5. Aleve is so much more effective for headaches than Ibuprofen or Tylenol.
6. Good thing we have that box of widowed socks on the dryer - I'm way too lazy to go upstairs and get a good pair.
7. Reality TV is the major contributing factor to the dumbing-down of American culture.
8. People come and go quite a bit around here during the day, and they slam their car doors with earnest.
9. I don't understand global economics.
10. My family is a bunch of pigs. If I'm out of commission for even a few hours, everything goes to the dogs. The kitchen's a mess, they can't aim properly for the trash can, recycling piles up, etc. You get the picture. Love them all - I'd take a bullet for any of them - but can't they just wipe something down now and then?
11. And wouldn't you know it - I get a great invite from one of my favorite friends to go to the Cities for an evening out with other fun women. At least I have my plans with MG tomorrow.

4 comments:

Cheesecake Maven said...

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I was so sick? Well, yes, I love my family too, but damn if they didn't let the house/laundry/dishes/bathrooms/everything! go to pot while I was down with that bug. So, as soon as I was back to myself after a couple of days, but still very weak, I got the joy of trying to catch up on all of the above which had really grown! I was pissin' mad! But, kept it to myself, knew saying something about it to any one of them would've been futile and only angered all. :)

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Get well soon friend.

kirelimel said...

"Feel better! NOW!" she said sweetly.

Your family is just like mine. Our home looks like mechagodzilla picked it up and shook it when I dare to take some me time to do something selfish like feel ill or go grocery shopping.

michaelg said...

Ungrateful little so and sos. :o)Call Super Nanny! She could whip your clan in to shape.
Or better yet, do a Wife Swap with a drill sargeant.